Music Program, Medieval Studies Program, Literature Program, French Studies Program, and Bard Translation and Translatability Initiative Present
Medieval Song: A Talk, A Performance
Thursday, November 3, 2022
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm EDT/GMT-4
Sarah Kay, Professor of French Literature,
Thought and Culture, NYU
Christopher Preston Thompson, Tenor and Medieval Harpist
This collaborative event – part lecture, part concert – by medieval literary scholar Sarah Kay and early music ensemble Concordian Dawn, under director Christopher Preston Thompson, draws on Kay’s experimental book Medieval Song from Aristotle to Opera
and Thompson’s companion website of recordings
. Together, Kay and Thompson find the sounds of medieval song in the least expected places: stars, the dawn light, the touch of a hand, beasts’ breath, and wild imaginings. The songs on their program range from the earliest alba to Guillaume de Machaut, but their voices sound from the outer spheres to the inner senses.
For more information, call 845-758-6822, or e-mail [email protected].
Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm EDT/GMT-4
Location: Bard Hall
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