In this research project, we worked with 5 research teams and 6 associate partners.
|Charles University in Prague (Prague team)||Partner||Czech Republic|
|Polish Academy of Sciences (Warsaw team)||Partner||Poland|
|Heidelberg University/University of Zurich (Heidelberg team)||Partner||Germany/Switzerland|
|University of Cambridge (Cambridge team)||Partner||United Kingdom|
|Utrecht University (Utrecht team)||Coordinator||The Netherlands|
|Anonymous III||Associate Partner||United Kingdom|
|Bastarda → website||Associate Partner||Poland|
|La Morra → website||Associate Partner||Switzerland|
|Schola Gregoriana Pragensis → website||Associate Partner||Czech Republic|
|Soundspace/Spacesound||Associate Partner||Czech Republic|
|Trigon Ensemble → website||Associate Partner||The Netherlands|
Our work can be divided into 4 categories:
- The Cambridge team addressed the cultural and intellectual background of the first large-scale retrospective music collections ever produced in Europe in the time of saintly French king Louis IX in Paris.
- Researchers in Utrecht explored the music cultivated by followers of the Modern Devotion in late-medieval Utrecht and of early-modern Beguines in Amsterdam, both evoking earlier, ‘better’ times through their choices of musical style and repertoire.
- The teams in Heidelberg/Zurich, Prague and Warsaw investigated the Lutheran liturgies of 16th-century Germany, and the enigmatic ‘retrospective’ musical practices of 14th, 15th and 16th-century Bohemia and Poland, which all sought to own the cultural capital invested in the past through cultivating ‘old-fashioned’, even ‘archaic’ musical styles.
- The Associate Partners disseminated our research results to the general public. They did so through innovative and traditional concert formats as well as via targeted media appearances on our own → YouTube video channel.