31 March 2010

Cantus scriptus: Technologies of Medieval Song

guidonian handA two-day conference at University of Pennsylvania, November 19-20, 2010 will explore technology and medieval notation, both medieval notation as a technology in itself and new technologies used to study medieval musical manuscripts. I will be presenting on digital restorations, "bad" facsimiles (photos designed not to convey the look of the original, but instead facilitate further study), and how statistical models can help us estimate the number of French pieces of the late Middle Ages that once existed but now are lost.