Fri 7th - Thur 13th | July 2023

Illustrated Talks

Recreating the music 'captured' by notation

Jimmy O'Brien-Moran

60 mins

Level: All

Tuesday July 11th

12:00 - 13:00 GMT +1

Event Overview

How informative is staff notation? It indicates pitch, duration, dynamics, and few other elements. But surely there is much more to music. And yet we cling to these earliest transcriptions as though they are the portal to the Sound of 'Ancient Irish Music'. This presentation will look at the work of some early collectors and will hope to generate a lively discussion about making musical sounds from musical hieroglyphs, written down from live performances over the past 300 years.

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