Canons, Counterpoint and Computers: Steps towards a new history of musical composition in the late Middle Ages and Renaissance

Dr Denis Collins and his research collaborator, Dr Jason Stoessel, present a report in progress on the findings arising from their canonic techniques and musical change research project, including the use of computer analysis to identify repeated musical structures in canons and the relationships between their findings and the role of memory in musical creativity in early European culture.

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Dr Jason Stoessel is music historian in the School of Arts of the University of New England, Australia. In 2013 he was Balzan Programme in Musicology research visitor in the Faculty of Music, University of Oxford. He is an Associate Investigator with the Australian Research Council's Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions in Europe. An Australian Research Council Discovery Grant supports his current research on canonic techniques and musical change in late medieval and Renaissance music with Denis Collins. Dr Stoessel's publications on late medieval music and culture, music and humanism in early fifteenth-century Padua, and digital musicology have appeared in international fora in numerous journals and book chapters. He has been regularly invited to speak on his research in Australia and internationally, most recently at the City University of New York, Fondazione Ezio Franceschini (Florence) and Yale University.

Creative Collaboratorium Seminar featuring Dr Denis Collins and Dr Jason Stoessel

Thu 9 Jun 2016 1:00pm2:00pm


Nickson Room, School of Music