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Ungroomed Renaissance: Josquin’s Missa L’ami Baudichon; Songs and Motets

Cut Circle, vocal ensemble

Fri, 4/12 · 5:00 pm6:00 pm · Taplin Auditorium

LUDUS, A Collaborative Humanities Project; Program in Medieval Studies

What are we supposed to make of a Renaissance mass whose audible engine is a lewd song? Cut Circle explores this question through the astonishingly ungroomed Missa L’ami BaudichonThe mass anchors a wide-ranging program of sacred and secular music by Josquin des Prez (1450–1521). 

Presented by LUDUS, a Collaborative Humanities Project. This concert is free and open to all.

The concert will be proceeded by a lunch workshop on April 10 (information below). RSVP is required for the workshop.

Wednesday, April 10 from 12 – 1:30pm – 127 East Pyne

Workshop: “Ungrooming the Voice: An Interactive Workshop on Premodern Vocal Techniques”

Western art music requires “groomed” voices—voices that have been trained through private lessons, choral ensembles, or conservatory masterclasses. But are premodern repertories well served by approaches to and attitudes about the voice that emerged no more than 200 years ago? Join the ensemble Cut Circle for an interactive workshop, geared toward all backgrounds and experience levels—including and especially no musical experience at all–in which participants are invited to decenter received esthetic values by ungrooming their voices.

A light lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Jamie Reuland jlgreenb@princeton.edu

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