Early Music Theory Research Cluster
Already acknowledged as a world-leading centre for research into late medieval and early Renaissance music theory, the cluster's work combines the highest levels of historical and editorial expertise in the area with pioneering advances in digital technology.
Core themes of this cluster include:
- Late medieval and early Renaissance music and music theory
- Latin theoretical writings of Johannes Tinctoris
- Historical, institutional and intellectual context of music, musical writings and pedagogy, manuscript production, and associated performance implications in the 15th and early 16th centuries
- Editing of musical and music-theoretical texts, especially as enabled/enhanced by newly developed digital technologies
- Late medieval musical palaeography and codicology
- Disseminating a deeper understanding of late medieval musical notation, and its relationship to modern transcribed notations and editions, to non-specialist performers and editors
- Wider exploration and understanding of early music, its reception, representations, cultural meanings and appropriations in the modern world, especially on screen.
Principal research objectives are to:
- Maintain and further develop the Cluster's status as a world-leading centre for late medieval and early Renaissance music theory
- Continue the Cluster's pioneering editorial work on the treatises of Johannes Tinctoris, and extend the research into editions of the polyphonic outputs of Tinctoris and his contemporaries
- Continue developing innovative digital technologies to interpret late medieval mensural notation, as per the Cluster's current AHRC-funded project, and to evolve new open-source software for free dissemination to specialist and non-specialist music constituencies, supported by public workshops and other inter/national conference presentations
- To support REMOSS in its continued research into representations of early music on screen, and its development of new theoretical models to underpin this research.
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