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DIAMM

Since several years, but especially in the last months -due to the covid pandemie-  the internet has become an essencial ressource  for musicological researchs. An example of these resources is the DIAMM platform (an acronym for The Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music).

MALMECC

The international project  'Music And Late Medieval European Court Cultures' (MALMECC) is an interdisciplinary research group funded by the European Research Council (ERC) and leader by some researches of the University of Oxford. Nevertheless the team is composed of musicologists from the United Kingdom, France, Spain, Slovakia and Poland.

Abvlensis in the book "¿Qué vende un músico?"

Juan F. Ballesteros y Carlos Moreno have just published the book ¿Qué vende un músico?, in which they explore in an entertaining way the multiple professional facets of the musician in today's society. Precisely one of its chapters presents Abvlensis as an example of a cultural product that take advantage of the synergies of its environment to bear fruit, especially in the musical training offered by Stvdium in its master classes.

Archive of Iberian Polyphony

The research project "The anatomy of Iberian polyphonic music from the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries" (PTDC / CPC-MMU / 0314/2014) offers to all accademics an open-access resource and research tool of Hispanic and Portuguese music between 1470 and 1520. This is a research project located at the Unviersidade Nova de Lisboa and coordinated by João Pedro d'Alvarenga. Its goals are contextualize and value Hispanic music in the context of the European polyphony.

Tomás Luis de Victoria, Abulensis

Oníricom broadcast company ofers in open access and through the YouTube platform, its documentary about Tomás Luis de Victoria, which was presented at our festival "abulensis" in its 2014 edition.

Music against coronavirus

There are many seasons, concerts and conferences (about Early Music bt not only) that have been canceled or postponed these days due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. But it is also true that the cultural institutions, and also musicians, had hightly support the movements #yomequedoencasa #stayathome #iorestoacasa that seek, or enhance the recommended isolation of citizens, or make the quarantine and isolation imposed in some territories more bearable.

Sculpture of Tomás Luis de Victoria

On March 12, the city council of Ávila inaugurated the statue dedicated to Tomás Luis de Victoria, located in the Plaza del Teniente Arévalo in the town. The sculpture, designed by Óscar Alvariño, has been exposed in a small act carried out by the City Council, hoping that the improvement in sanitary conditions caused by the spread of the COVID-19 will allow  a huge act to present it to the citizenship. The statue, which recognaise the importance of the compositor to the city, is already visible to all passers-by who can and want to admire it.

 

Super Lamentationes

The ensemble 'Capella de Ministrers', conduced by Carles Magraner, has launch a new album recordinf the lamentations of Cristóbal de Morales entitled, precisely "Super Lamentationes Hieremiae Prophetae". The album, which has been eidted with the collaboration of Manuel del Sol, includes a four-voice interpretation of this music along with the intervention of violons and lute.

Interview John Griffiths

We have just known and access to the vast digital site Vihuela Database, created by John Griffiths, musicologist, researcher and performer. To know it better, from the Research Center Tomás Luis de Victoria, we wanted to talk with him and publish this interview with interesnting reflexions to wide our vision about reinassance music in general and the vihuela in concrete. 

You just published a huge work made during the last 30 years. What does the database try to achieve? What are its guiding principles?

New CD from Chiavette

The vocal ensemble Chiavette, conduced by Javier Ares, release their first CD entitled "Recorridos Sonoros", published by Delicias Discográficas. It is form by fourteen pieces selected form the Cancionero de MEdinaceli, some pieces of Tomás Luis de Victoria, and four Aragonese villancicos dated on the seventeen century.

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