AURAL ARCHITECTURE: Music, Acoustics and Ritual in Byzantium
This year-long seminar explores the creation and operations of sacred space in Byzantium by focusing on the intersection of architecture, acoustics, music, and ritual. Eight leading scholars from the US and abroad present their current research and lead the discussion.
FACULTY COORDINATOR: Bissera V. Pentcheva, Department of Art & Art History
Senior Lecturer at City University, London and EHRC, Oxford
“The Modern Rediscovery of the Constantinopolitan Divine Office” on Monday, Nov. 4, 2013.
Schulich School of Music, McGill University
“Aural Architecture: Music, Acoustics, and Ritual” on January 27, 2014.
SAXO Institute of Archaeology, Ethnology, Greek and Latin, History, University of Copenhagen
“Byzantine Chant Notation--Written Documents in an Aural Tradition” on February 24, 2014.
Department of Art and Art History, Tufts University
“The Great Outdoors: Liturgical Encounters with the Early Medieval Armenian Church”
“A Comparison of Psalms Read in the Byzantine and Armenian Church Dedication Rites” April 28, 2014.
Department of Theology, Saint Louis University
The Liturgical Commentaries of St. Symeon of Thessalonika (c. 1384-1429) and Late Byzantine Liturgy” on May 19, 2014.
Department of Music, University of Notre Dame
“Aural Architecture in Four Ancient Capitals” on June 2, 2014.
Wednesday, November 03, 2010
Columbia University, New York, New York
Brecht and Greek Tragedy: A Creative Encounter
The lecture "Brecht and Greek Tragedy" was offered on November 3,
2010 at Columbia University by Dr. Olga Taxidou,
Reader in Drama at the
University of Edinburgh, in the framework of the University Seminars
Program of the
Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (USA). Dr.
Taxidou is introduced by Dr. Stathis Gourgouris, Professor in
Comparative Literature at Columbia University.