• Font Design of Psaltic (Byzantine) Notation for Greek Musical Repertoires

    Author(s):
    Maria Alexandru, Nikolaos Siklafidis
    Editor(s):
    Stefan Münnich (see profile) , David Rizo
    Date:
    2022
    Group(s):
    Music Encoding Initiative
    Subject(s):
    Digital humanities, Music
    Item Type:
    Conference proceeding
    Conf. Title:
    Music Encoding Conference 2021
    Conf. Org.:
    University of Alicante
    Conf. Loc.:
    On-Site & Online
    Conf. Date:
    19–22 July 2021
    Tag(s):
    Analysis, Byzantine Chant, Coding Psaltic Notations, Psaltic Art
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/cwz0-st26
    Abstract:
    The possibility of rendering scores of Greek Chant repertoires from the 3rd to the 21st century A.D. with the use of the computer opens new horizons in musicological research. In this poster a synoptic overview concerning the historical development of notational types used for Greek chants is given. This is followed by a record of various fonts and software for Byzantine neumes created since 1989. The goal of the poster is to present a new font for psaltic notations of the first and second Christian millennium, displaying the great variety of signs, neume families and neume combinations which are encountered in musical manuscripts and theoretical treatises of the Psaltic Art. These by far exceed the Byzantine neumes found today in the unicode system. The future development of suitable software can facilitate interdisciplinary studies with other traditions and contribute to the communication between musicologists and musicians belonging to different areas of expertise.
    Notes:
    The MEC 2021 was hosted at Universidad de Alicante. It was sponsored by the Conselleria de Innovación, Universidades, Ciencia y Sociedad Digital de la Generalitat Valenciana (ref. AORG/2021/095), the Instituto de Investigación Informática de la Universidad de Alicante (IUII), co-sponsored with the Instituto Superior de Enseñanzas Artísticas de la Comunidad Valenciana (ISEA.CV), and generously supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of the Government of Canada (SSHRC).
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    Last Updated:
    4 months ago
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