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Alessandra Ciucci to discuss at “Sounding Communities” conference at Columbia University

Professor Alessandra Ciucci will be a discussant at the following conference: “SOUNDING COMMUNITIES: MUSIC AND THE THREE RELIGIONS IN MEDIEVAL IBERIA” sponsored by Columbia University and the CUNY Graduate Center.
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Sounding Communities: Music and the Three Religions in Medieval Iberia

Thursday, February 27
CUNY Graduate Center, Skylight Room

Session 1: 4:00-5:30 pm
Chair: Patricia Grieve, Latin American and Iberian Cultures, Columbia University
Dwight Reynolds, UC Santa Barbara: “Traffic and Trade in Music and Musicians: Conduits of Courtly Culture in Medieval Iberia”
Carl Davila, The University at Brockport: “The Andalusi Turn: The Nuba in Mediterranean History”
Lourdes Alvarez, University of New Haven: “Marketing Mysticism: Shushtari from the Medieval Suq to the Sacred Music Festival Circuit”

Pause: 5:30-5:45 pm

Lecture-Demonstration: 5:45-6:30 pm
Judith Cohen, York University, Toronto: The Sephardic Romancero

Reception: 6:45-7:45 pm
Reception followed by 8 pm concert of the NY Andalus Ensemble, Elebash Recital Hall

Friday, February 28
Faculty House, Columbia University

Session 2: 9:30-10:30 am
Chair: Jesus Rodríguez-Velasco, Latin American and Iberian Cultures, Columbia University
Manuel Pedro Ferreira, Universidad Nova de Lisboa: “Medieval Iberian Song in its Mediterranean Context: from Andalusian muwashshahat to the Cantigas de Santa Maria”
Benjamin Liu, University of California at Riverside: “Social Antagonisms in the Serranillas”

Break: 10:30-11:00 am

Session 3: 11:00-12:00 pm
Chair: Antoni Pizà, Foundation for Iberian Music, CUNY
Carmen Julia Gutiérrez, Universidad Complutense de Madrid: “The Mozarabic Chant as a Model for the Construction of Cultural Identity”
Juan Ruiz Jiménez, Granada: “Processions in Context: Ritual and Music for Assumption feasts at Seville Cathedral During the Late Middle Ages”

Lunch: 12:00-2:00 pm
Faculty House (time to visit exhibition, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Butler Library)

Session 4: 2:00-3:30 pm
Chair: Adam Kosto, History, Columbia University
Rebecca Maloy, University of Colorado at Boulder, “The Verona Orationale as a Witness to Visigothic Liturgy, Chant, and Exegesis”
Susana Zapke, Austrian Academy of Sciences: “The Antiphonary of Leon and its Prologues”
Lucy Pick, University of Chicago Divinity School: “The Infanta Speaks: Court and Family in the Refounding of the See of Tuy, 1071”

Break: 3:30-4:00 pm

Final discussion: 4:00-5:00 pm
Moderator: Seth Kimmel, Latin American and Iberian Cultures, Columbia University
Discussants: Alessandra Ciucci, Northeastern University and Don Randel, University of Chicago

Reception: 5:30 pm
Heyman Center for the Humanities