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The Soundscape of the Venetian Terraferma in the Early Modern Era.
International Conference celebrating 475 Years of the Accademia Filarmonica of Verona
Verona, 1-3 June 2018

Promoted and organized by
Accademia Filarmonica di Verona
on the occasion of the 475th anniversary of the foundation (23 May 1543)

In collaboration with
Università degli Studi di Verona
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Università Ca’ Foscari di Venezia
University of St Andrews
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Conservatorio Statale di Musica “E. F. Dall’Abaco” di Verona
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A conference under the patronage of the Società Italiana di Musicologia – SIdM
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Natural sequel to The Soundscape of Early Modern Venice (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, 24-27 May 2017 – vmo.unive.it/soundscape2017), this further initiative has the aim of increasing debate on the varied soundscape of the Venetian Terraferma in the early modern period. This territory, which stretched from Bergamo in the west to the Friulian Alps in the north-east and the river Po at the Republic’s southern extremity, formed one of the three subdivisions of the Serenissima; the others were the Dogado (Venice and surrounding area) and the Stato da mar (Venetian possessions in the eastern Adriatic and Mediterranean areas). The articulate system that regulates musical and non-musical sound in the Venetian territories prior to the fall of the Serenissima in 1797 is highly conducive to an interdisciplinary approach which draws on the new perspectives offered by urban history, humanistic geography and historical anthropology. Emblematic, in this sense, are the activities of the Accademia Filarmonica, which have dominated almost five centuries of local musical history.

The official languages of the Conference are English and Italian.

Organizing Committee
Alessandro Arcangeli, Vincenzo Borghetti, David Douglas Bryant, Luigi Collarile, Michele Magnabosco, Laura Moretti, Laura Och