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Pedro Memelsdorff talk
Ta fin est mon commencement: Composing in Italy in the Late Fourteenth Century
Pedro Memelsdorff (Schola Cantorum Basel)
Friday, February 21, 2014, 10am-1pm
Musicology Seminar Room, 808 Commonwealth Ave, Boston University
This talk explores anew the contrapuntal handicraft, literary background and semiotic implications of works by Johannes Ciconia and Matteo da Perugia.
A music director, a recorder player and a medievalist in musicology, Pedro Memelsdorff was born in Argentina in 1959 and has been living in Europe since 1977. As a musician, he has been a member of Jordi Savall’s Hesperion XXI since 1981 and of the duo Pedro Memelsdorff-Andreas Staier since 1984. In 1987 he founded – and ever since directs – the ensemble Mala Punica, specialized in late medieval polyphony, with which he has performed over four hundred concerts in the major early-music venues in Europe and America and published 8 CDs that have received over forty international awards. As a musicologist, Memelsdorff regularly publishes in the specialized press (Studi Musicali, Acta Musicologica, Recercare, Plainsong & Medieval Music, Brepols, LIM, Galluzzo). At present he is preparing a monograph on the Codex Faenza 117 for Brepols. He is Director of the Schola Cantorum in Basel.