Tess Knighton – Institució Milà i Fontanals (CSIC-IMF)

2018 saw the publication of the volume of essays ‘Hearing the City in Early Modern Europe’ in the prestigious Épitome Musical series for Brépols. This book, including 21 essays by leading international specialists in the field of urban history and musicicology, resulted from the ICREA International Workshop I organized in September 2015 in the Institut d’Estudis Catalans in Barcelona with the title ‘Hearing the City: Musical Experience as Portal to Urban Soundscapes’. The essays were edited by myself and my former research assistant Ascensión Mazuela-Anguita on the Marie Curie research project ‘Urban Musics and Musical Practices’ (CIG-2012) and we both contributed essays based on recent research undertaken for that project in Barcelona archives. These highly original and often ground-breaking essays range from studies of fifteenth-century Vienna to lateeighteenth- century Naples, and other European and Iberian cities such as London, Hamburg, Zurich, Palermo, Rome, Lisbon, Madrid, Pamplona, Úbeda, Valencia and Barcelona as well as global cities such as Manila. The volume opens with a brilliant summary of the state-of-the-art in the field of urban musicology by Tim Carter and concludes with an analysis of the digital platform ‘Historical Soundscapes’ created by Juan Ruiz Jiménez.


Knighton T & Mazuela-Anguita A (eds) 2018, Hearing the city in early modern Europe, Brépols, Turnhout
Knighton T 2018, ‘Orality and aurality: contexts for the unwritten musics of sixteenth-century Barcelona’, in (eds) Tess Knighton & Ascensión Mazuela- Anguita, Hearing the City in Early Modern Europe, Brepols, Turnhout