Citations: The Renaissance Imitation Mass (CRIM)

LE STUDIUM Multidisciplinary Journal, 2020, 4, 22-26

Richard Freedman1,2,6, Philippe Vendrix2, David Fiala2, Micah Walter3, Emilio Sanfilippo2, Raffaele Viglianti4, Daniel Russo-Batterham5


1Haverford College (USA)

2Université de Tours (France)

3Smith College (USA)

4University of Maryland (USA)

5Melbourne University (Australia)

6 LE STUDIUM Institute for Advanced Studies, 45000 Orléans, France


Building upon recent developments in digital music scholarship, Citations: The Renaissance Imitation Mass investigates similarity and borrowing in music on a massive but detailed scale, using digital tools that only a few years ago were beyond our grasp. Our work focuses on the craft of musical counterpoint, and how musicians of the sixteenth century transformed pre-existing pieces to make intricate cyclic compositions from familiar sounds. The CRIM team, an accomplished group of scholars and data scientists active in Europe, North America, and Australia, will assemble a diverse collaborative network of music scholars and students at colleges, music schools and university graduate programs, extending the reach of digital scholarship to new users, and building new communities.


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