Heinrich Isaac and His World

 
 

Program now available: http://www.music.indiana.edu/events/isaac-conference/


Call for papers: Conference Heinrich Isaac and His World

21-23 May, 2010, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN


Heinrich Isaac has long been acknowledged as a central figure in late-15th and early 16th-century music. Nonetheless, little in the composer’s highly distinctive profile fits the accepted molds of his time. Both biographically and compositionally, he poses significant challenges to generalizations that have their origin in models derived from Josquin. Precisely due to the opportunities that these challenges offer for enriching our knowledge of Renaissance music, recent years have seen a vigorous and renewed interest in Isaac that has sought to reinstate him at the foreground of Renaissance (and sometimes general) musicological studies. Given this ongoing process of reassessment, which has been accompanied by the discovery of new works and new documents, this conference aims to provide both a forum for collective reflection among specialists and an opportunity to reconnect Isaac with the broader world of early-music scholarship and performance.


The keynote address will be delivered by Rob C. Wegman (Princeton).

Two concerts are planned -- more details to follow.

Organizers: David Burn (Leuven), Blake Wilson (Carlisle, PA), Giovanni Zanovello (Bloomington, IN).


For full information and submission instructions see below.


Giovanni Zanovello

Department of Musicology

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

1201 East Third Street

Bloomington, IN 47405 - U.S.A.

Email: giovzano AT indiana DOT edu


Call for papers


Heinrich Isaac and his World 21-23 May, 2010, Indiana University


Heinrich Isaac has long been acknowledged as a central figure in late-15th and early 16th-century music. Nonetheless, little in the composer’s highly distinctive profile fits the accepted molds of his time. Both biographically and compositionally, he poses significant challenges to generalizations that have their origin in models derived from Josquin. Precisely due to the opportunities that these challenges offer for enriching our knowledge of Renaissance music, recent years have seen a vigorous and renewed interest in Isaac that has sought to reinstate him at the foreground of Renaissance (and sometimes general) musicological studies. Given this ongoing process of reassessment, which has been accompanied by the discovery of new works and new documents, this conference aims to provide both a forum for collective reflection among specialists, as well as an opportunity to reconnect Isaac with the broader world of early- music scholarship and performance.


Papers, of around 30 minutes are invited on topics relating to Heinrich Isaac. These may include:

- sources

  1. -chronology

  2. -interpretations

  3. -reception

  4. -performance

  5. -influence


A special session for papers by graduate students is scheduled. Please specify in your email if you wish to be considered for this session.


Proposals for panel-sessions are also encouraged. The preferred conference language is English, although other languages will also be considered. Abstracts, no longer than 300 words, may be submitted via email to isaac-conference@oncourse.iu.edu by December 20, 2009. Please submit your abstract as an email attachment in .rtf or .pdf format.


The keynote address will be delivered by Rob C. Wegman (Princeton). Two concerts are planned -- more details will follow.

Organizers: David Burn (Leuven), Blake Wilson (Carlisle, PA), Giovanni Zanovello (Bloomington, IN).


For further information, please contact:


Giovanni Zanovello

Department of Musicology

Indiana University

Jacobs School of Music

1201 East Third Street

Bloomington, IN 47405 - U.S.A.

Tel. +1 (812) 855-7166

Email: giovzano AT indiana DOT edu