Music in the Medieval Mediterranean (Dwight Reynolds, UC Santa Barbara)

Event Date: 

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 3:30pm to 4:45pm

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Event Location: 

  • Music Library Seminar Room 2406

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Event Contact: 

Adriane Hill
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UC Santa Barbara Department of Music
(805) 893-3230
Dwight Reynolds
As part of UCSB Ethnomusicology Forum, Dwight Reynolds (Religious Studies, UC Santa Barbara) will present a lecture titled "Music in the Medieval Mediterranean" on Wednesday, March 4, 2020 from 3:30-4:45 pm in Music Library Seminar Room 2406. Why were musicians and singers able to move through different regions of the medieval Mediterranean so easily? What types of cultural interactions took place before the construction of ‘national cultures’ and before Western Europe defined itself as the center of the world? Using concepts that have emerged in recent years in the field of Mediterranean Studies, these and other questions are explored by examining the spread of new musical instruments, scholarly writings on music theory, the travels of musicians and singers, and contemporary accounts of musical performance practices from the period between Late Antiquity and the European Renaissance.

About the Speaker

Dwight Reynolds is Professor of Arabic Language & Literature in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of California in Santa Barbara. Read more here.
Dwight Reynolds