Symposium

Dance as Music – between Sound and Movement

23.09.2021 – 25.09.2021

Neuer Saal, Musik-Akademie Basel, Leonhardsstr. 6 CH-4051 Basel

Dance as Music – between Sound and Movement

Contact

Claudia Schärli
Forschungssekretariat
+41 61 264 57 43
claudia.notexisting@nodomain.comschaerli@fhnw.notexisting@nodomain.comch

Program of the symposium (PDF)

Abstracts

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This year’s symposium of the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis explores the relations and functions of sound and movement in dance music based on two guiding questions: “How does dance affect music?” and “How does music affect dance?”.

From the Middle Ages to the time around 1800, there is a broad spectrum of “dance music”. It ranges from dance in a ritual context to functional dance or ballet music to instrumental or vocal music that has only retained the name of the dance, such as the ballata or dance movements in symphonies. In all these forms, a different relationship between sound and movement is evident in each case. Each of these forms shows a different relation of sound and movement.

The contributions to the symposium will examine the interaction of music and dance and, based on the guiding questions, will focus on: the role of rhythm or choreographic movement in shaping melody and phrase formation; on how structures are formed reciprocally; the influence on the dynamics, rhetoric, form and aesthetics of a dance piece. Through the different perspectives of the interdisciplinary contributions, we hope to gain impulses for historically informed music practice.

 

PARTICIPATION ON SITE

Free admission. Limited number of participants, registration required via the Basel Music Academy event page: www.musik-akademie.ch. Please note:

  • Registration according to panel/session; please register separately for each panel/session.
  • Participation only with mask and Covid certificate (recovered, vaccinated or tested – antigen rapid test not older than 24h). Please present the appropriate proof and an identity card at registration.

 

PARTICIPATION ONLINE

- via livestream on YouTube: using the links below, per panel.

- If you would like to participate in the discussions online, please register by email by September 21: forschung.notexisting@nodomain.comscb.notexisting@nodomain.comhsm@fhnw.notexisting@nodomain.comch. Access information will be emailed to you shortly before the event.

The video recording of the symposium will be available until Monday, September 27, 2021 via the indicated links of our YouTube channel.

 

PROGRAM
Doors open 45 minutes before the start of each session /panel. Please arrive early due to Covid certificate check.

 

Thursday, 23 September 2021

Neuer Saal

 > LIVESTREAM of the first panel

14:00

 

Christelle Cazaux, Martina Papiro, Agnese Pavanello
Begrüssung und Einführung

14:20

 

Klangfenster
Gambenconsort der SCB, Rebeka Rusó (Ltg.)
«lieblich und lustig zu gebrauchen»:
Tanzsätze aus J. H. Scheins Banchetto musicale (1617)
und William Brades Newe auserlesene Branden, Intraden, usw. (1617)

14:30

 

Andrea Ravignani (Max Planck Institute Nijmegen)
Interactive Rhythms, Animal Movement,
and the Evolutionary Origins of Dance

15:15

 

Christelle Chaillou-Amadieu (Université de Poitiers CESCM / Würzburg)
[virtual spkeaker]
The Earliest Rondeaux (13th Century)

16:00

 

Pause

16:30

 

Anne Daye (Bedford)
[virtual speaker]
Measure: Moving in and out of Time

17:15

 

Mary C. Caldwell (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia)
[virtual speaker]
The Clerical Dance Song: Myths, Facts, and Historiography

Kleiner Saal  

18:15

 

Präsentation
Véronique Daniels (SCB), Baptiste Romain (SCB)
Interaction between a Violin Band and Dancers Performing French 16th-Century Danseries
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Friday, 24 September 2021

Neuer Saal

  >LIVESTREAM of the 2nd Panel

  

09:30 

 

Jennifer Nevile (UNSW Sydney)
[virtual speaker]
Reflections on the Importance of Dance Music
and Dance Rhythms c. 1400–1550

10:15

 

Cristina Cassia (Università degli Studi di Padova)
From Pieces for Amateurs to Works of Art:
Dance Musik for Keyboard in 16th-Century Italy

11:00

 

Pause

Kleiner
Saal 
 

11:30

 

Präsentation
Gabriele Miracle (Amelia)
Mind Their Steps! The Percussionist as Mediator
between Dancers and Musicians

12:30

 

Mittagspause

Neuer
Saal
   > LIVESTREAM of the 3rd Panel

14:30

 

Cecilia Nocilli (Universidad de Granada)
[virtual speaker]
Musical Composition for Dance in Some
16th-Century Tablatures and Frottole

15:15

 

Rebecca Herissone (University of Manchester)
[virtual speaker]
Purcell's Ostinato Challenge: or, How to
Set Dance in Restoration Opera

16:00

 

Pause

16:30

 

Barbara Leitherer (SCB)
Gavotte mit und ohne Auftakt:
Welche musikalische und tänzerische Interpretation?

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Don Bosco
Saal
                 (no Livestream)

20:00

 

Konzert
Compagnie RenaiDanse, Véronique Daniels (Konzept)
Bassadanza, delle misure regina – piva, delle misure la più trista:
Tänze von Domenico da Piacenza (vor 1455)




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

















 










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Saturday, 25 September 2021

Neuer Saal    

  > LIVESTREAM of the 4th Panel

 

09:00

 

Ralph Bernardy (SCB)
Das Menuett als Demonstrationsobjekt für die Klangrede

09:45

 

Hanna Walsdorf (Universität Basel)
Tanzlied, Singtanz, «Singballett»:
Eine repertoire- und forschungsgeschichtliche Erkundung

10:30

 

Pause

11:00

 

Mojca Gal (Basel)
Matching Music and Dance in the 18th Century:
Aesthetic Issues in Historically Informed Performance Practice

11:45

 

Irene Brandenburg (Universität Salzburg)
«Best of Opéra-comique»:
Musiktheatraler Gattungstransfer am Beispiel
des Ballettpasticcios Les Aventures champêtres (Wien 1760)

12:30

 

Mittagspause

 

14:30

 

  > LIVESTREAM of the 5th Panel

Laila Cathleen Neuman (Leiden University)
Attitudes and Music in the Melodrama Proserpina (1815) by Goethe / Eberwein

15:15

 

Rebecca Harris-Warrick (Cornell University, Ithaca)
Ending an Opera: What Happens When Dancing Replaces Singing?

16:00

 

Schlussdiskussion

16:30

 

Klangfenster
Harmoniemusik-Ensemble der SCB
Donna Agrell & Francesco Spendolini (Ltg.)
Fürstliche Amusements: Tanzsätze für Harmoniemusik




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



> Subject to change! Last update: 17 September 2021
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PARTICIPATION ON SITE

Free admission. Limited number of participants, registration required via the Basel Music Academy event page: www.musik-akademie.ch. Please note:

  • Registration according to panel/session; please register separately for each panel/session.
  • Participation only with mask and Covid certificate (recovered, vaccinated or tested – antigen rapid test not older than 24h). Please present the appropriate proof and an identity card at registration.

 

PARTICIPATION ONLINE

- via Livestream on YouTube: using the links below, per panel.

- If you would like to participate in the discussions online, please register by email by September 21: forschung.notexisting@nodomain.comscb.notexisting@nodomain.comhsm@fhnw.notexisting@nodomain.comch. Access information will be emailed to you shortly before the event.

The video recording of the symposium will be available until Monday, September 27, 2021 via the indicated links of our YouTube channel.


Contact
Claudia Schärli
+41 61 264 57 57
claudia.notexisting@nodomain.comschaerli@fhnw.notexisting@nodomain.comch

 

Venues
Neuer Saal & Kleiner Saal
Musik-Akademie Basel
Schola Cantorum Basiliensis FHNW
Leonhardsstrasse 6
4051 Basel

Concert (Friday, 24 September, 20h)
Don Bosco Musik- und Kulturzentrum
Waldenburgerstrasse 34
4052 Basel
 

The symposium is supported by the Maja Sacher Foundation