David Moss ANU
For anyone working on the connections between music, the formation and career mobility of musicians, cultural exchanges and national identity this research project, under the auspices of the École francaise de Rome and other European research organisations, will be of interest. Even though dealing with an earlier period, many of its themes pick up questions raised in Roger Hillman’s earlier post on Verdi, Woody Allen and singing in the shower. The project’s website provides detailed information on the kind of comparative research undertaken, the individual projects of the team members and the events they organise. Even though the research deals with a specific kind of music, only three cities and a single century, many of the questions raised about culture, creativity and collectivities should be applicable quite widely.