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Jacob Obrecht (1457/8 - 1505): Quincentenary Conference
Antwerp, August 2005

I n t e r n a t i o n a l   C o l l o q u i u m

Antwerp, Belgium, 26-28 August 2005


The Alamire Foundation, International Centre for the Study of Music in the
Low Countries (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium) will host a three
day conference on Jacob Obrecht (b. Ghent 1457/58 - d. Ferrara 1505). The
programme committee invites submissions on, but not limited to, the
following topics:
1) Stylistic and analytical aspects
2) Sources (manuscripts, prints)
3) New biographical evidence, Institutions and Patronage (second half of the
fifteenth century, early sixteenth century)
4) Reception of Obrecht's work and the relation with his contemporaries

Abstracts and papers can be either in English, German or French.
Presentations should be 25 minutes in length.

Please send abstracts via e-mail to: Abstracts should be no longer than
500 words. Include the authors name, address, institutional affiliation,
e-mail address, short biographical notice, and a list of AV requirements.
Presenters will be asked to provide at a later date an abstract suitable
for publication in the conference program.

Deadline for submissions: April 15, 2005. The selection process will be
completed by May 15th.
The selection of the abstracts will be made exclusively by a programme
committee formed by the following members:
Ignace Bossuyt, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (B)
Bruno Bouckaert, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Alamire Foundation (B),
David Fallows, University of Manchester (UK)
Fabrice Fitch, University of Durham (UK)
Thomas Schmidt-Beste, Universitšt Heidelberg (D)
Eugeen Schreurs, Resonant, Centre for Flemish Musical Heritage (B)
Rob Wegman, Princeton University (USA)
Henri Vanhulst, Universitť libre de Bruxelles (B)

Conference Centre 't Elzenveld
Lange Gasthuisstraat 45
B-2000 Antwerpen

Alamire Foundation, International Centre for the Study of Music in the Low
Countries (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Musicology Section), in
collaboration with Festival of Flanders - Antwerp (Laus Polyphoniae)

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