Lute Society of America Events
September 9th - September 14th, 2023
This intensive 4-full-day course is open to players of early and modern instruments who will be working in depth on repertoires of their own choice. Sensitivity to sound quality, clarity in projection, and the concept of gesture in Music will largely be at the heart of the work we will do together. All participants, active and auditors, will be encouraged to participate in discussions. Participants will be able to enjoy interludes during which they can wander the trails of the Institute’s heavily forested 150-acre nature reserve, which meanders down to the ocean.
October 12 - October 14th, 2023
The course is open to players working in depth on the repertoires of their own choice. Sensitivity to sound quality through different degrees of contact with the strings, clarity in projection, and the concept of gesture in Music will be at the heart of the work we do together. All participants, active and auditors, will be encouraged to participate in discussions.
November 1 - November 3, 2023
The Ricercar Lab and the IMS “Tablature in Western Music” Study Group will host a meeting at the Centre d’Etudes Supérieures de la Renaissance (Tours) on November 2 to November 3.
From informal talks and correspondence, a few ideas have come forward but there is ample room for whatever you may wish to propose. These include, so far:
Other topics about which members expressed interest and/or made suggestions:
Proposals are invited for either individual contributions or themed sessions on these or any related topic concerning any aspect of anything related to any and all instruments with repertoire notated in tablature. They can deal with any aspect of these repertoires that is of musicological interest ranging from notation studies through to style questions, performance practice, biography, social history, urban music studies, revival, pedagogy, or any other aspect.
Contributions can include finished papers (i.e. conference papers) or more informal preliminary discussion of research in progress or not yet commenced. Most presentations will be of 30 minutes (20 m. presentation + 10 discussion).
Proposals are due by 30 September. Notification of acceptance of your proposal should be decided within a week of the closing date.
For more details, visit ricercar-tours.fr/workshop-tablatures-at-tours-2-3-november-2023