Appel de conférences pour le symposium en ligne, « Low Strings in the Americas in the 16th-19th Centuries », 9-10 janvier 2021.
« European stringed instruments are reported to have been played in the Americas within decades of the first arrivals by Spanish colonists. By the seventeenth century, various of the bass members of European-style stringed instruments were in use across the Americas, having been imported from Europe or made locally by colonial and Indigenous craftsmen. « Low Strings in the Americas in the 16th-19th Centuries” is an online symposium that will showcase recent research on the presence and/or use of low stringed instruments during the first four centuries of European occupation of the Americas. By « low strings » we refer to instruments that sound primarily in the « 8-ft » and « 16-ft » range, including (but not limited to!) cellos, viols, violas da gamba, basses, violones, bajos, violóns, etc. Proposals can address the presence and/or use of such instruments in any musical or cultural contexts with connections to the geographic and historical boundaries suggested by our title. »
Date limite de soumission : 1er novembre 2020.
Pour plus de détails, voir l’appel en ligne.