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SMA Theory and Analysis Graduate Students’ Conference 2012

On Saturday 21st, at the University of Southampton I shall be presenting my paper Mercè grido piangendo – A Set Theory Analysis. The abstract for the paper is below: The music of Don Carlo Gesualdo, Prince of Venosa, (1566 – 1613) is often violently chromatic and, although conceived modally, regularly disregards strict modal theory in a manner typical of his time. Yet, one aspect of his music that links this modal ambiguity with modal theory, and indeed to even his most chromatic passages, is his use of interval structure. Composing using patterns of intervals originating in modal theory and the…