Ascensión Mazuela-Anguita

Ascensión Mazuela-Anguita
University of Granada | UGR · Departamento de Historia y Ciencias de la Música

PhD in Musicology

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Introduction
Ph.D. Universitat de Barcelona (2012); MMus Royal Holloway, University of London (2010); Kluge Fellow at the Library of Congress, Washington DC (2017); Postdoctoral Research Assistant, Marie Curie Project “Urban musics and musical practices in sixteenth-century Europe” (2013-16); Lecturer at the Universitat de Barcelona (collaborations 2011-15); Universidad de Salamanca (2015); Universidad Internacional de La Rioja (2016-18); and Universidad de Granada (current position).
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Over the last decades, the number of a variety of music festivals has grown exponentially, as part of a general process of festivalisation of culture in which not only cultural, but also economic, political, social, and touristic aspects play a role. From the 1980s onwards, music festivals have been under study by ethnomusicologists, anthropologist...
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In the early modern period, music was related both to high status and institutions of power, since it was heavily associated with royal and ecclesiastical projections of authority. Urban spaces were places where power was negotiated through rituals and events in which music played an essential, solemnifying role. Female convents used sounds to cont...
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This article presents the digital results of a project conducted at the Library of Congress in Washington DC in 2017. The aim of this project was to analyse the collection of folk music compiled by Alan Lomax (1915-2002) in Spain between June 1952 and January 1953, and the hundreds of documents deriving from his journey. All the data provided by th...
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The international workshop ‘Women and Music Networks in Early Modern Europe: Dialogues between Past and Present’ brings together scholars from all over Europe and the United States to present recent research into different aspects of the role of women in the configuration of music networks from the early modern period onwards. The focus will be on...
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"Students’ music in Jesuit ceremonies: The feasts of beatification of Ignatius of Loyola in the Hispanic world (1610)", as part of the round table "Horizons" (with Barbara Eichner, Daniele V. Filippi, Anne Piéjus and Marina Toffetti), at the conference The Music Repertoire of the Jesuits in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth: Editions – Discoveries...
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"In Femaubensis Festivitatem": memorias sonoras de un festival". Notas musicológicas para el CD: Festival de Música Antigua de Úbeda y Baeza. Selección de grabaciones en vivo / Selection of Live Recordings (2000-2020). Documentos Sonoros del Patrimonio Musical de Andalucía, Serie I, Clásica, DS-0166, 2021. Sevilla: Centro de Documentación Musical d...
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El objetivo de este ensayo es analizar la función de la música en el ceremonial de las fiestas de beatificación de Ignacio de Loyola en diferentes lugares del mundo ibérico en un momento en que se estaba configurando el modelo de fiesta de beatificación, que contenía elementos de ceremoniales ya presentes en el siglo XV en eventos como las entradas...
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The term pandorga is defined at the Covarrubias dictionary of 1611 as “a crazy consonance with lot of noise resulting from a variety of musical instruments”. Numerous accounts of celebrations in the early modern Iberian world refer to the sounding participation of students by organising pandorgas, which consisted of burlesque masquerade parades in...
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El nuevo número de la revista ‘Andalucía en la Historia' propone a sus lectores un planteamiento singular: conocer nuestro pasado, desde al-Andalus al siglo XX, utilizando como fuente principal las músicas populares andaluzas. Esta aproximación permite vislumbrar aspectos de la vida que habitualmente han pasado desapercibidos tanto a los historiado...
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The Palau de la Comtessa (Palace of the Countess) in Barcelona was an important setting for social networking and meetings between members of the nobility, royalty, and government in the early modern period, and its private chapel became a major musical center in the city, closely related to female worship. For most of the time, it was essentially...
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This article approaches the concept of soundscape from a gender perspective, analyzing how women in positions of power negotiated power and social status through the patronage of music in spaces in which a blurring between the private and the public, and the religious and the secular, occurred. As a case study, the musical experience of Ana de Mend...
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Urban convents in Renaissance Spain were places where, through diverse musics and sounds, the distinction between private and public, and between religious and civic lives, was blurred. It is at these points of overlap that traces of women’s musical practices emerge, challenging the phenomenon of lost women's voices in music history. This paper exp...
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A printed report (relación de sucesos) preserved at the Biblioteca del Palacio da Ajuda in Lisbon contains a short description written in verse of a musical performance organized at the request of the duchess of Alburquerque, head lady-in-waiting of the Queen Maria Anna of Neuburg, and other ladies of the Spanish royal Court when they stopped in Va...
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The autos de fe organized by the Spanish Inquisition tribunals were urban rituals in which music was deeply integrated. Music played a primordial role in every stage of the event: the proclamation of the day for the ceremony; the procession of the emblem of the Inquisition; the processions of penitents and Inquisition familiars; the religious cerem...
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Esta presentación analiza actividades musicales femeninas en espacios en que se producía un solapamiento entre lo privado y lo público, y lo religioso y lo secular. El Palau de la Comtessa de Barcelona se presenta como un espacio en que las nobles Requesens exhibían su estatus social a través de la música, celebrando tanto fiestas seculares como ce...
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Participation in the Session "Research Surrounding the 'Books of Hispanic Polyphony' Online Database", chaired by Emilio Ros-Fábregas. The five participants will present new research related, in different ways, to the online Books of Hispanic Polyphony database (http://hispanicpolyphony.eu, Jan Koláček, webmaster) in which they have been working a...
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The Early Music Festival of Úbeda & Baeza (Festival de Música Antigua de Úbeda y Baeza, FEMAUB) was founded in 1997 to act as a showcase for the artistic and cultural attractions of the two towns, both jointly declared UNESCO World Heritage sites in 2003. The history of the festival is linked to the urban landscape of Úbeda and Baeza and to the num...
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Poetry competitions usually formed part of the festivities celebrated on the occasion of a religious event, such as beatifications and canonizations. The poems, written in honour of the blessed, were sent previously and read aloud in public events which usually took place in ecclesiastical spaces with the attendance of crowds of people. This paper...
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El Fondo de Música Tradicional del CSIC contiene más de veinte mil piezas copiadas en papel y recogidas por más de dos mil localidades de España. La mayoría se recopilaron a través de misiones folklóricas y cuadernos presentados a concursos organizados por la Sección de Folklore del Instituto Español de Musicología entre 1944 y 1960 a iniciativa de...
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This paper presents an analysis, from a musicological perspective, of two handwritten Catalan chronicles by Honorat Ciuró (1612-1674), a priest, musician, and writer from a rural family from Camélas, in the historical county of Roussillon. Camins traçats forms a compendium of the activities of the Ciuró family, including the foundation of an annual...
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The beatification of Saint Teresa of Ávila in October 1614 gave rise to widespread celebrations in many of the cities and towns of the Iberian Peninsula. Printed relaciones describing these celebrations, despite their limitations —in terms of political agenda, propaganda, rivalry and literary style— can nevertheless provide information about musica...
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Los procesos inquisitoriales por brujería implicaban frecuentemente a mujeres de clase media y baja que participaban en aquelarres cantando, tocando instrumentos musicales y bailando. Este artículo reexamina desde una perspectiva musicológica iconografía musical, tratados de demonología y expedientes inquisitoriales relativos a procesos de brujería...
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This article takes a look at the musical life in Santa Maria de Jonqueres Monastery. It was one of the monasteries founded in the 12th century to accommodate the daughters and wives of the knights of the Order of Santiago while they were fighting wars or when they died. It was located in the city of Barcelona from the end of that century and it was...
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The aim of this paper is to show the different ways in which female monastic institutions contributed to the musical culture of Barcelona in the early modern period as spaces for the meeting, integration and interaction of distinct sectors of society. At least eighteen female monastic institutions were active in Barcelona in the sixteenth century....
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Inquisition records, approached from the perspective of popular culture studies, constitute a musicological source still hardly explored for vestiges of female musical activity in the sixteenth-century Iberian world or of the role music played in daily life. This essay presents a musicological reading of the documentation concerning Isabel Ortiz’s...
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Only two known 16th-century music books printed in the Iberian world were dedicated to women: El arte Tripharia (1550) by Juan Bermudo (c.1510–after 1559) and Arte de canto llano (1594) by Francisco de Montanos (c.1528–after 1595). The first one, dedicated to Isabel Pacheco, Abbess of the Santa Clara convent in Montilla (Córdoba), was addressed to...

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This digital musicology project aims to challenge the invisibility of women in music history by analysing the role that they played in the configuration of music networks from the modern period onwards. With a focus on networks that involve women and music from Hispanic lands, the city of Granada is serving as a proof of concept for future projects in the European context. This research explores the contribution of a wide range of women to the processes of creation and performance of music, to the dissemination of music and musical discourse, and to the promotion of the interaction between musicians, which is indispensable for offering a different window onto the musical culture of Europe. Four networks (of patronage, discourse, musicians, and oral music) are receiving particular attention and research into them are filtered through specific approaches (printing press, religion, diplomacy, and migrations), in order to shed light on questions such as how women contributed to the dissemination of music through diplomatic encounters, how the moral discourse on women’s musical practices influenced their experience of music, and how women promoted the diffusion of oral traditions of music in the context of migrations. This programme is fed into an online platform (under construction) which serves not only as a means of enabling instantaneous outreach of the findings, but also as a way of bringing together, analysing and mapping different elements of a complex mosaic of interrelated female musical activities.
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The aim of this project is to analyze the documents from Lomax's journey across Spain, preserved at the Library of Congress, using a conceptual framework drawn from oral history, and technological tools. These materials offer a unique opportunity to approach the Spanish political situation under Franco's dictatorship, the poverty of the country, and the moral constrictions faced by Spanish women through the eyes of Lomax and Bell.
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El FeMAUB se caracteriza por integrar en su programación una serie de acontecimientos culturales, científicos y educativos que tienen en común la recuperación y transmisión del patrimonio musical español. http://festivalubedaybaeza.com