Welcome

The Anatomy of Late 15th- and Early 16th-Century Iberian Polyphonic Music is a three-year project launched in 2016 and based in CESEM-Centre for the Study of Sociology and Aesthetics of Music at the Lisbon Nova University. It aims at providing a comprehensive account of Iberian repertories of the period between around the 1470s and 1520s, with special emphasis on the following areas: 
- Analysis of the music in search for stylistically defining markers and patterns; 
- Examination of the possible differences/similarities between Portuguese and Spanish repertories; 
- Establishment of a philology of the works through the study of the sources, their texts, and their distribution; 
-Research of new avenues for analysis, including computer-aided methodologies. 
Please see the project webpage for complete information.

With the project reaching its midpoint as of now, we are ready to share the findings, ideas and difficulties we have encountered so far. To that end, we are organising an international conference to be held in Cascais - a charming coastal town 30 Km west of Lisbon - on 27-30 June 2018. We would like to invite colleagues working in the music from the aforementioned period to join us in the discussion.

Keynote speakers will include Agnese Pavanello (Schola Cantorum Basiliensis) and David Burn (KU Leuven). There will also be a concert by the Portuguese ensemble Polyphonos, and a concluding discussion panel on the conference main topics.

This conference is co-hosted by the FCT-Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology through the project PTDC/CPC-MMU/0314/2014, CESEM at the Lisbon Nova University, and the Fundação Dom Luís I, Cascais.

Organizing committee: João Pedro d'Alvarenga, Esperanza Rodríguez-García, Nuno Raimundo (CESEM), and Isabel de Alvarenga (Fundação Dom Luís I).