Canonic Techniques and Musical Change from c.1330 to c.1530

1 January 2015
Associate Professor Denis Collins
Associate Professor
School of Music
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

This project aims to reconceptualise current understandings of musical composition from c.1330 to c. 1530. Employing innovative computational tools it will show, for the first time, the specific techniques that composers employed to create different kinds of musical canons. The resulting monograph will make a substantive and original contribution to the history of compositional practice and demonstrate the fundamental role played by canonic techniques in broader sociocultural functions and uses of music.

This project was funded by the Australian Research Council from 2015–2018.