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Douglas Biow, Director MEZ 3.126, Mailcode A1800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-232-3470

Performance: Music from the Collections: Medieval Manuscripts

Mon, October 20, 2008 • 7:00 PM • Jessen Auditorium

The Division of Musicology and Ethnomusicology at the Butler School of Music, in collaboration with the Harry Ransom Center and the Programs of Medieval Studies, Religious Studies, and Italian Studies, is hosting the residency of the ensemble Micrologus during the Fall semester of 2008.

During their residency, the ensemble will offer a concert, a concert-recital and meet with interested students to work on issues of performance practice, research methods on medieval music, and career perspectives in the field of early music. In connection with the upcoming exhibition of the Harry Ransom Center, The Mystique of the Archive, performances and instructional activities will incorporate materials from the Center's collections transcribed by Professor Luisa Nardini and her students. The ensemble Micrologus is one of the most distinguished groups of medieval music with an impressive repertory that spans from sacred and secular monophonic music to early Renaissance repertory. Their performances are based on a scholarly approach to manuscript sources, organology, iconography, and an awareness of methods and results achieved in the field of ethnographic research on the musical traditions of the area of the Mediterranean. They have released 22 CDs, some of which r

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