Urban music culture in Central Europe ca. 1450-1670
54. International Musicological Colloquium Brno
Location: Masaryk University, Faculty of Arts, Institute of Musicology Janáčkovo náměstí 2a, room N21
Date: Monday 4th (9.30 AM) – Wednesday 6th (4 PM) November 2019
The rather unusual time frame covered by this colloquium encompasses
the gradual transformation of the Christian liturgy in the late medieval period
and the rise and implementation of new polyphonic music, which dictated new
spatial demands in late gothic churches. In the second half of the 15th century,
ensembles of town musicians, trumpeters, etc. also increased in importance.
Differing rates of change brought to polyphonic repertoires (musica figurata)
and plainchant (musica choralis), innovations in church architecture based on
new demands for musical performance (balconies for singers, organ lofts), and
developments in liturgical music due to confessional transformations (from the
apparent uniformity of a still united western Christianity to musical aspects of
competition among confessions and their individual approaches to pastoral
care) represent key questions for the 54th International Musicological
Colloquium Brno. This annual conference offers an ideal opportunity for
researchers who share an interest in central European issues to meet and
a forum for discussion on an international level.
Contributions should last no more than 20 minutes, allowing five minutes for discussion.
The official languages of the conference will be German and English.
Those interested in active participation in the colloquium should please send:
1. A short abstract of the proposed contribution (1000–1800 characters).
2. A short biography of the author, including: name, address, and institutional affiliation.
Please send this information to firstname.lastname@example.org by 30. 06. 2019.
Organizers of the 54nd Brno colloquium
Mgr. Vladimír Maňas, Ph.D. (email@example.com; +420777948214)
Mgr. Hana Studeničová
International Musicological Colloquium Brno Advisory Board
Doc. PhDr. Mikuláš Bek, Ph.D.
PhDr. Petr Macek, Ph.D.
Mgr. Vladimír Maňas, Ph.D.
Doc. PhDr. Jana Perutková, Ph.D.
Prof. PhDr. Lubomír Spurný, Ph.D.