Second volume of I Tatti Research Series out now: ‘Seachanges’, edited by Kate van Orden

March 15, 2022
Cover of the book "Seachanges" (detail)

I Tatti is pleased to announce the publication of the second volume in the I Tatti Research Series, Seachanges: Music in the Mediterranean and Atlantic Worlds, 1550–1800.

Edited by Kate van Orden, Seachanges brings together original essays examining human and cultural mobility from a musical perspective. 

Employing interpretive strategies from musicology, ethnomusicology, historical performance practice, sociolinguistics, and cultural history, the contributors re-examine national and regional accounts of music from 1550 to 1800. Repertorial subjects include Spanish guitar music in Italy, Italian songs in Bohemia, Turkish songs in France, Jewish rituals on Corfu, Jesuit hymns in the Greek Archipelago, and Ottoman court music; further chapters recover the experiences of Indigenous musicians in colonial Latin America, the diaspora of Neapolitan singers, fictional cartographies of Baroque opera, and the careers of enslaved Black musicians in Venice and pre-revolutionary Haiti. The collected essays arising from a 2017 conference at I Tatti promote a new theoretical vocabulary that coalesces around orality, voice, performers, and performance as matters to foreground in mobility studies.

For worldwide sales, please go to the book's Harvard University Press website.

For Italian sales and a table of contents, please see Officina Libraria's website.