April 22nd, 2015

Paradiso: Performing the Renaissance: Zach Layton

Don't miss "Paradiso: Performing the Renaissance," our two-day conference on Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25, 2015 at NYU Steinhardt! On Saturday, visual artist, musician, and curator Zach Layton will be discussing ars subtilior, an unusual musical style developed in France during the 14th century and characterized by a highly innovative approach to musical notation in regard to 20th-century experimental musical composition and graphic scores. 

 

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Baude Cordier’s poem and musical score about love “Belle, Bonne, Sage,” (Beautiful, Good, Wise) in a heart shape, with red notes indicating rhythmic alterations (early 15th century).

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