Department of Music

The Sound of the Stone: Medieval Instruments in the Way of Saint James
Santiago de Compostela, September 2004


THE SOUND OF THE STONE

"International conference on medieval instruments in the Way of Saint James"

Santiago de Compostela

From 9th to 11th of September, 2004
Faculty of Geography and History

Website:
http://www.usc.es/arte/htm/novedades_villanueva.htm


Coordinator
Carlos Villanueva

Scientific Committee

Thomas Connolly
Maricarmen Gómez
José López-Calo


THE SOUND OF THE STONE

In the Jubileum Year 2004, the Xunta de Galicia (Xerencia de Promoción do Camiño de
Santiago) in collaboration with the University of Santiago de Compostela and the
Xacobeo 2004 has decided to present within the frame of the important conferences
which are organized in order to commemorate the Jubileum Year 2004 a meeting of
specialists on instruments, which is a branch of a really rich humanistic content
and, there is no doubt that it is of a practical interest.

This interest is due to, on the one hand, the iconologic and ideologic reading which
the instruments gather; and, on the other hand, to the great quantity of practical
derivations which its study brings with: restoration of instruments, creation of
museums, lutheria, exhibitions, etc.

The Department of Music of the University of Santiago de Compostela, an epicentre of
one of the research projects on more relevant Medieval instruments of the last
decade, has called important specialists in various profiles for the event who will
show through their lectures within the frame of the symposium: proposals, discussions
and round tables. The generic topics which were chosen are: instruments throughout
history and literature; museums and applications; two important iconological topics
(David and the Revelations); instruments and ideology; relationship between cult and
popular instruments and instrumental typologies (guitar and Medieval violas)


THE SOUND OF THE STONE

From the 9th to the 11th of September of 2004
Faculty of Geography and History.

Day 9th/09

José López-Calo, "El tratamiento organológico en España en el siglo XX. Principales
aportaciones y líneas de investigación"
Maricarmen Gómez, "Música y práctica musical en el medioevo: el manuscrito de San
Juan de las Abadesas (siglo XIII)"

Romá Escalas, "Conservación y resturación del patrimonio organológico"
Joaquín Díaz  "El Libro Blanco de un museo de instrumentos"

Round table

Day 10th/09

Manuel Núñez, "David, el canticum y la iocunditas en el siglo XII"
Thomas Connolly, "Jean Gerson, Musical Mystic and Model Pilgrim"

Luis Costa, "La arquivolta dorada: los instrumentos medievales entre lo real y lo
imaginario".
Manuel Castiñeiras, "El Concierto del Apocalipsis en el arte de los Caminos de
peregrinación"
Carlos Villanueva, "El Salterio 'decem chordarum' y otros dibujos musicales de
Joaquim de Fiore"
Round table

Day 11th/09
Rosario Álvarez, "La guitarra medieval a través de la iconografía"
John Wright, "Medieval fiddles, lost voices restored? - A worthwhile illusion"

Christian Rault, "Instruments de musique muslumans et chrètiens, les apports 
techniques réciproques"
Sverre Jensen, "Instrumentos medievales e instrumentos populares europeos, diálogo
técnico y conceptual"

Round table



REGISTRATION AT THE SYMPOSIUM

We will admit a group of 20 people, who will be chosen according to the CV they send.
Researchers of the various programmed areas who apply for their participation will be
selected.

The applications will be admitted until the 10th of June and they will immediately be
chosen.

The selected participants will not pay any registration fee, however they will manage
themselves to organize their own travels and accommodation in Santiago de Compostela.
In order to ease this business they will be given the corresponding information about
hotels and residences. The admitted ones will be given all the documentation and the
symposium's acts, when they are published, as well as the certificate of assistance.

Secretary

Departamento de Música. Fac. de Xeografía e Historia. Praza da Universidade, 1
15003 SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
E-mail: hamusi77@usc.es.

http://www.usc.es/arte/htm/novedades_villanueva.htm

ORGANIZED BY

XUNTA DE GALICIA
CONSELLERÍA DE CULTURA, COMUNICACIÓN SOCIAL E TURISMO
Xerencia de Promoción do Camiño de Santiago
Xacobeo 2004

COLLABORATORS

University of Santiago de Compostela
Faculty of Geography and History

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