Saturday, 20 June 2009

CFP: The Cappella Sistina and the Low Countries, from Dufay to Ameyden

24 - 26 AUGUST 2009

Organised by the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Onderzoekseenheid Musicologie – Alamire Foundation vzw | AMUZ (Festival of Flanders Antwerp) – Laus Polyphoniae
Location: Elzenveld - Lange Gasthuisstraat 45, 2000 Antwerp (Belgium)

Conference Theme:
The Alamire Foundation, study centre for music of the Low Countries, and AMUZ, organiser of the early music festival Laus Polyphoniae in Antwerp, present the 2009 edition of their annual international musicological conference. This year, the conference will focus on “The Cappella Sistina and the Low Countries, from Dufay to Ameyden”.

Possible themes are: the recruitment of singers from the Low Countries, the decline of recruitment from the Low Countries for the Cappella Sistina in the late 16th century, nationalities of singers in the papal chapel, the Sistine repertoire by composers from the Low Countries, 'northern influence' in the production of manuscripts (scribes, illuminations etc.), the Alamire codices 34, 36 and 160, and the effects, consequences and musical implications of the dominance of singers/composers from the Low Countries within the papal chapel.

We invite proposals for panel sessions as well as for individual papers of twenty-five minutes in the form of an abstract not exceeding 300 words, to be sent as an e-mail attachment to Sofie Taes (sofie.taes[at] by 25 June 2009. Notification of acceptance will be given by 1 July. The conference programme will be available from 6 July on. The preferred conference language is English.

Programme Committee
Sofie Taes (Alamire Foundation vzw - AMUZ)
Thomas Schmidt-Beste (University of Wales – Bangor)

Organisation Committee
Sofie Taes (Alamire Foundation vzw - AMUZ)
Bart Demuyt (Alamire Foundation vzw - AMUZ)
Ann Hasendonckx (Alamire Foundation vzw)

For further information, please contact
Sofie Taes
Research Unit of Musicology | Alamire Foundation
Blijde Inkomststraat 21 – Lokaal 06.03
3000 Leuven
0032 (0)16 – 32.49.03
0032 (0)3 – 202.46.68
sofie.taes at

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