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The visual representation of speech, sound, and noise from Antiquity to the Renaissance

Les figurations visuelles de la parole, du son musical et du bruit, de l’Antiquité à la Renaissance

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Published on Thursday, December 04, 2014 by João Fernandes

Summary

The Musiconis conference will take into account all types of visual representation that relate to sound, whether figurative, mathematical, graphic, calligraphic, epigraphic, coloristic, ornamental, etc. The conference presentations may address all visual media, from monumental art to objects and manuscript illumination.

Announcement

Argument

Since 2011, the Musiconis group has been studying the representation of sound, as a symbol in the visual arts and in its literal depiction in images of vocal, instrumental, and choreographic performance in the Middle Ages.

Over the past three years many scholars have presented their research on this subject; descriptions of these lectures are posted in the Musiconis Blog.

The group’s work began with the indexing of images that are described and analyzed in an iconographic metabase that will continue to grow; this metabase can be consulted along with a general bibliography and a trilingual lexicon.

The group’s activities have focused on the processes of the emission, audition, diffusion, association of sound, as well as on the musical, ontological, esthetic and effective qualities of potentially audible sounds that function as such within iconographic systems.

The Musiconis conference will take into account all types of visual representation that relate to sound, whether figurative, mathematical, graphic, calligraphic, epigraphic, coloristic, ornamental, etc. The conference presentations may address all visual media, from monumental art to objects and manuscript illumination.

Submission guidelines

To propose a paper, send an abstract of no more than 3000 characters to Frédéric Billiet and Isabelle Marchesin

by January 31, 2015.

Accepted papers will be presented in French or in English on the 11, 12, and 13 of June in the auditorium of the Hôtellerie Saint-Yves near the Cathedral of Chartres. Papers will be 20 minutes long. The acts of the conference will be published.

Program committee

  • Dorothea Baumann (Université de Zürich)
  • Frédéric Billiet (IReMus-Université Paris-Sorbonne)
  • Susan Boynton (Columbia University)
  • Florence Gétreau (IReMus-CNRS)
  • Nicoletta Guidobaldi (Alma Mater Studiorum-Università di Bologna)
  • Isabelle Marchesin (INHA-Université de Poitiers)
  • Claude Montacié (STIH-Université Paris-Sorbonne)
  • Christophe Vendries (Université Rennes 2-LAHM)

Conference organizers

  • Sébastien Biay (CESCM-Université de Poitiers)
  • Frédéric Billiet (IReMus-Université Paris-Sorbonne)
  • Isabelle Marchesin (INHA-Université de Poitiers)

Places

  • Auditorium - Hôtellerie Saint-Yves
    Chartres, France (28)

Date(s)

  • Saturday, January 31, 2015

Keywords

  • son, musique, parole, bruit, performance, Antiquité, Renaissance, iconographie, anthropologie visuelle, musicologie

Contact(s)

  • Sébastien Biay
    courriel : sebastien [dot] biay [at] univ-poitiers [dot] fr

Information source

  • Sébastien Biay
    courriel : sebastien [dot] biay [at] univ-poitiers [dot] fr

To cite this announcement

« The visual representation of speech, sound, and noise from Antiquity to the Renaissance », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Thursday, December 04, 2014, https://calenda.org/308691

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