Studying Iberia's early-medieval Christian liturgy.
The EU-funded Old Hispanic Office project is focusing on musical, liturgical, theological, notational and historical aspects of the rite celebrated in medieval Iberia until it was suppressed in favour of the Roman liturgy with its Gregorian chant repertoire.
As well as presenting our work through conventional means (including conference papers, journal articles and a monograph), we are sharing our findings with composers within and beyond the project team. These composers are then responding to the historical findings in compositional form, capturing something of the aesthetic and purpose of the medieval material, in modern music for modern contexts. You can hear more about this part of the project in a podcast at Pod academy (external link).