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Alamire Foundation

Research Center

Lifecycle:15 Jul 1991 →  Today
Organisation profile:International Centre of Excellence for the Study of Music in the Low Countries. The Alamire Foundation was founded in 1991 as a co- operative association between the University of Leuven (KU Leuven, Musicology Research Unit) and the non-profit organisation Musica (Impulse Centre for Music). Its mission is to undertake, stimulate, and co-ordinate innovative research on music and musical life in the Low Countries from the early Middle Ages until 1800. It uses state-of-the art methods, including digital preservation. The Foundation’s research results appear as monographs, critical editions, facsimile publications, and articles in leading journals.
Keywords:Music, Musicology, Manuscripts, Low Countries, Polyphony, Plainchant, Facsimile, Workshops, Databases, Musical Heritage, Digitisation, Performance Practice, Auralisation, Carillion, Church music, Organ, Harpsicord, Liturgy, Codex, Musical life, Accoustics, Music transcription, Early Music
Disciplines:History of music, Musicology and ethnomusicology, Musical instruments and instrument design, Music composition, Music improvisation, Music production, Music theory and writing, Digital media, Audiovisual art and digital media not elsewhere classified