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Grant success for Music academic

Published: 28 November 2014

Mark Everist has just been awarded £79,303 from the AHRC Follow-On Funding for Impact scheme in support of his project 'Cantum pulcriorem invenire - Thirteenth-Century Latin Poetry and Music: Workshop, Performance and Impact'.

The project takes the knowledge that gained from the AHRC-funded 'Cantum pulcriorem invenire: Thirteenth-Century Latin Poetry and Music' project (CPI-I, which ran from 2010 to 2014), and engages with communities on which the original project had little opportunity to make any impact. The original research started from the premise that the long thirteenth century (c1170 to c1320) saw the emergence of three coherent repertories of polyphonic music: settings of liturgical chant called organum, motets that were originally derived from parts of organum and the conductus. The conductus stands at the centre of this project, merging Latin poetry and music in a single genre.

This part of the project consists of eight events, maybe nine, that each consists of an interactive workshop and a formal concert. The key pathways to impact for the project are twofold: a network of partnerships and a series of innovative workshops. The project benefits from eight partners, five in the UK and three in continental Europe: Brighton, Cambridge, Durham, Edinburgh, York, Barcelona, Nieder-Olm and Radovljica.

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