In this year’s (2013) issue of ‘The Musicology Review’ my article Eroticism in Gesualdo’s Madrigal ‘Sparge la morte’ was published. As more details become available I will post them.
On the 20th October 2012, the University of York will be hosting ‘Music and the Seicento’ of which more details are available here. In addition to being on the conference committee I will be presenting a paper on Gesualdo’s chromaticism in his Responses for Holy Week.
On Tuesday afternoon I will be ‘passing on the baton’ of my research at the York Racecourse before the Olympic torch passes through the city. After the event I will post a brief summary of my presentation on my website.
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…
On the 6th January 2012 I will be presenting my paper ‘Witchcraft, Piety and Hypocrisy; 1603 a Year in the Life of Don Carlo Gesualdo’ at the RMA Students’ Conference in January 2012.