Feb. 10 | From the Outer Spheres to the Inner Senses: Finding Voices in Medieval Song

From the Outer Spheres to the Inner Senses: Finding Voices in Medieval Song

CUNY Graduate Center, Segal Theater, Friday, February 10 at 1:30 PM.

A special performance by Concordian Dawn, ensemble for medieval music, with accompanying lecture by Sarah Kay (New York University)

This collaborative event – part lecture, part concert – by medieval literary scholar Sarah Kay and early music ensemble Concordian Dawn, under director Christopher Preston Thompson, draws on the experimental book Medieval Song from Aristotle to Opera (Kay) and its companion website of recordings (dir. Thompson). Together they find the sounds of medieval song in the least expected places: stars, the dawn light, the touch of a hand, beasts’ breath, and wild imaginings. The songs on their program range from the earliest alba to Machaut but their voices sound from the outer spheres to the inner senses.

RSVP to smcdougall@jjay.cuny.edu

Sponsored by The CUNY Graduate Center Medieval Studies Certificate Program, Ph.D. Programs in Music & French & the Pearl Kibre Medieval Graduate Student Organization

CUNY attendees must show proof of vaccination by presenting a valid CUNY Access Pass through the CLEARED4 health validation platform upon entry. Non-CUNY visitors will need to show proof of ID by presenting a valid government-issued photo document. See the full Building Entry Policy for more information.

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