David Fiala F'20

David  Fiala
Lecturer
Centre d'Etudes Supérieures de la Renaissance
Université de Tours, France

ACLS Digital Extension Grants 2020
Lecturer
Centre d'Etudes Supérieures de la Renaissance
Université de Tours, France
Citations: The Renaissance Imitation Mass

Building upon recent developments in digital music scholarship, Citations: The Renaissance Imitation Mass investigates similarity and borrowing in music on a massive but detailed scale, using digital tools that only a few years ago were beyond our grasp. This work focuses on the craft of musical counterpoint, and how musicians of the sixteenth century transformed pre-existing pieces to make intricate cyclic compositions from familiar sounds. The CRIM team, an accomplished group of scholars and data scientists active in Europe, North America, and Australia, will assemble a diverse collaborative network of music scholars and students at colleges, music schools and university graduate programs, extending the reach of digital scholarship to new users, and building new communities.