what I am doing
Co-curating an exhibition on Milan’s Duomo in the time of Leonardo da Vinci and Franchinus Gaffurius.
Serving as content manager of the Gaffurius Codices Research Portal.
Critically editing Loyset Compère’s motetti missales for inclusion in the Motet Cycles Edition.
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Working in a research project on Sforza Polyphony, as a member of a team based at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis and lead by Agnese Pavanello (2018-2020).
Writing a book on The Soundscape of Early Modern Catholicism.
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2019: Two books titled Motet Cycles between Devotion and Liturgy and Codici per cantare: I Libroni del Duomo nella Milano sforzesca, both of which I co-edited with Agnese Pavanello, were published by Schwabe and LIM, respectively.
SEPTEMBER 2018: The book titled Mapping the Motet in the Post-Tridentine Era, which I co-edited with Esperanza Rodríguez-García, has been published by Routledge.
DECEMBER 2017: I have read a paper titled "Musica a scuola nel network gesuitico" [Music at school in the Jesuit network] at the conference Musica a scuola nel Tirolo storico e nel resto d’Europa (Libera Università di Bolzano, Bressanone, 14-15 December 2017).
OCTOBER 2017: The book titled Listening to Early Modern Catholicism: Perspectives from Musicology, which I co-edited with Michael Noone, has been published by Brill.
JULY 2017: I have read a paper titled "Catholicus non cantat? Reframing Communal Singing in Early Modern Catholicism" at the conference Christian Congregational Music: Local and Global Perspectives (Ripon College, Cuddesdon, Oxford, 18-21 July 2017).
MAY 2017: I have read an invited paper titled "‘Canant omnes!’ Communal Singing in Early Modern Catholicism" at the conference The Soundscape of Early Modern Venice, organized by David Bryant and Luigi Collarile (Venice, 24-27 May 2017).
NOV 2016: I have delivered a keynote address titled "The Soundscape of Italian Catholicism, c.1600" at the conference Music for Liturgy and Devotion in Italy around 1600 (Manchester, 4-5 November 2016).
OCT 2016: I have co-organized the the study day Codici per cantare: I Libroni del Duomo nella Milano sforzesca / Singing from the big books: The Libroni of the Duomo in Sforza Milan (Milan, 14 October 2016), together with Agnese Pavanello, Davide Daolmi and Marie Verstraete.
JUL 2016:The special issue of the Journal of Jesuit Studies on early modern Jesuits and music for which I have acted as guest editor has been published.
JUN 2016: I have given a paper on the Italian lauda and communal singing in early modern Catholicism titled "‘Il cantar de catolici’: la lauda filippina e il canto collettivo nel soundscape della prima età moderna" at the study day "La lauda filippina: origini e sviluppo" (Rome, 10 June 2016).
APR 2016: I have given a paper titled "Where Devotion and Liturgy Meet: Gleanings from Milanese Archives about and around the Motetti missales" at the Motet cycles conference mentioned below.
APR 2016: I have co-organized the conference Motet cycles between devotion and liturgy (Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, Basle, 8-9 April 2016), together with Agnese Pavanello (chair of the organizing committee), Felix Diergarten and Marie Verstraete.
SEP 2015: I have given a paper titled "Meditar cantando: Agostino Manni, la ‘Rappresentatione di Anima & di Corpo’ e la spiritualità filippina" at a conference commemorating the quincentenary of the birth of St. Philip Neri (Rome, Biblioteca Vallicelliana, 16-17 September 2015).
SEP 2015: I have published an article titled ‘A Sound Doctrine: Early Modern Jesuits and the Singing of the Catechism’ in Early Music History.
JUL 2015: I have read a paper on the Milanese motetti missales titled ‘“Audire missam non est verba missae intelligere…”, or: What Did the Duke Do During the Mass?’ during the Motet Cycles Project's session at the Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference (Brussels, 6-9 July 2015).
JUN 2015: I have given a paper titled 'Song, memory, and language in early modern missionary methods', at the conference "Vokalpolyphonie zwischen Alter und Neuer Welt: Musikalische Austauschprozesse zwischen Europa und Lateinamerika im 16. und 17. Jahrhundert" (Mainz, 25-26 June 2015).
JUN 2015: I have read a paper titled ‘Ask the Jesuits to send verses from Rome”: The Society’s networks and the European dissemination of devotional music’ at the FIRST INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON JESUIT STUDIES: Exploring Jesuit Distinctiveness (Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies at Boston College, 10-14 June 2015).
APR 2015: I have taken part in a round-table discussion on "La voix de l'enfant à l’époque moderne: usages et représentations" at the second meeting of the study group Cantus Scholarum organized by Xavier Bisaro (Tours, CESR, 22-23 April 2015).
APR 2015: I have organized the conference "Mapping the Post-Tridentine Motet (ca. 1560-ca. 1610): Text, style and performance" (The University of Nottingham, 17-19 April 2015), together with Esperanza Rodríguez-García and Juan Ruiz Jiménez. During the conference, I have read a paper titled ‘A cultural history of the motet in Milan. Preliminary findings’.
FEB 2015: I have read a short paper titled 'Singing the catechism in early modern missions: between Europe, the Indies, and the “Indies of Europe”'at King's College, London, during a workshop convened by Tomasz Jez and Shubing Jia (THE BALZAN PROGRAMME IN MUSICOLOGY 2013-2016: “TOWARDS A GLOBAL HISTORY OF MUSIC” – Research director: Reinhard Strohm).
JAN 2015: I have published an article titled ‘Carlo Borromeo and Tomás Luis de Victoria: a gift, two letters and a recruiting campaign’ in Early Music. Click here for free access.
NOV 2014: I have given a paper titled “Venez donc, Enfans tendrets, / Venez à la saincte Eschole”: On the role of singing in early modern catechism classes at the first meeting of the study group Cantus Scholarum organized by Xavier Bisaro (Tours, CESR, 6-7 November 2014).