The Music of Jean-Louis Florentz

CFP: The Music of Jean-Louis Florentz

This conference at the Institute of Musical Research (University of London), draws together some of the first scholarly work on this major French composer. Jean-Louis Florentz (1947-2004) was a composer with many interests: Oriental and Arabic languages, Eastern and Western religions, Birdsong, animal acoustics and especially the voyages that enabled his life’s work. Papers on any or all of these aspects would be welcome from any musicological approach include ethnomusicology.

The keynote speaker for the conference will be Michel Bourcier (CNR-de-Nantes), a long-time friend of the composer, a virtuoso organist, and the author of a forthcoming set of monographs on Florentz.

This short conference on Wednesday 9 July 2014, will be followed by a complete performance of Florentz’s organ music by the renowned French organist Thomas Monnet, at Notre-Dame de Leicester Square at 19:30.

Abstracts of no more than 200 words should be sent to Dr Robert Sholl at r.sholl@ram.ac.uk by June 1 2014.

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