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Education

PhD, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

MA, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

BA, Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada.

Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Toronto.

Publications

Monograph

 Plague and Music in the Renaissance. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. (CUPWorldcat)

 Articles and Chapters in Books

“Singing on the Street and in the Home in Times of Pestilence: Lessons from the 1576-78 Plague of Milan.” In Domestic Devotions in Early Modern Italy. Intersections: Interdisciplinary Studies in Early Modern Culture 59. Edited by Marco Faini, Alessia Meneghin, and Maya Corry. 27-44. Leiden: Brill, 2018. (Open access: Brill)

“Music, Pestilence, and Two Settings of O beate Sebastiane.” Early Music History 31 (2012): 153-88. (DOI)

“You Have Wounded My Heart! Song of Songs, Motets, and the Wound of Desire.” In The Motet Around 1500: On the Relationship of Imitation and Text Treatment? Edited by Thomas Schmidt-Beste. 533-44. Centre d’études supérieures de la Renaissance, Turnhout: Brepols, 2012. (Worldcat)

Hankinson A, Burgoyne J.A., Vigliensoni G, Porter A, Thompson J, Liu W, Chiu R, Fujinaga I. “Digital Document Image Retrieval Using Optical Music Recognition.” In Conference Proceedings of The 13th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference, Porto, Portugal, October 8th-12th, 2012: 577-582. (PDF)

Reviews

Conference review: The Musical Humanism of the Renaissance and its Legacy, University of Warwick in collaboration with the RMA Music and Philosophy Study Group, Venice on 2-4, June 2016. In Newsletter of the Royal Music Association (November 2016) and the official conference website (http://bit.ly/296CtZl).

Book review of The Cambridge Companion to Ravel (Deborah Mawer, ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000) in Canadian University Music Review 24 (2004): 90-3.

Forthcoming

“Contagious Vibrations: Resonance as a Model for Contagion in the Writings of Ficino, Fracastoro, and Cardano.” In Hearing the Voice, Hearing the Soul: Music, Mind and Body in Renaissance Thought. Edited by Jacomien Prins and Giuseppe Gerbino. Turnhout: Brepols, forthcoming.

Chiu, Remi and Dana Gorzelany-Mostak. “Extraordinary Nightingales: The Rhetoric of Virtue and Disability in the Marketing of Millie-Christine McCoy and Jenny Lind.” In The Oxford Handbook of Music and Advertising. Forthcoming.

Songs in Times of Plague. Middleton, WI: A-R Editions.

 

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

Select Talks

“Resonance and Contagion in the Writings of Ficino, Fracastoro, and Cardano.” Paper presented at Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference, Prague, Czech Republic, 4-8 July 2017.

“Music of the Milanese Plague of 1576-1578.” Peabody Institute Colloquium Series, Baltimore, MD, 18 April 2017.

“Sympathetic Resonance, Sympathetic Contagion: Theories of Plague Transmission from Ficino to Fracastoro.” Paper presented at The Musical Humanism of the Renaissance and its Legacy Conference, Venice, Italy, 2-4 June 2016.

Chiu, Remi and Dana Gorzelany-Mostak. “Exceptional Ability and Wondrous Disability: The Marketing of the Swedish Nightingale and the Two-Headed Nightingale, Millie-Christine McCoy.” Paper presented at MusEx2015: Falling Out of Line, A Conference on Music and the Exceptional, Graz, Austria, 4-5 December 2015.

“‘Processional’ Music in Times of Pestilence.” Paper presented at Domestic Devotions in the Early Modern World Conference, Cambridge, UK, 9-11 July 2015.

Chiu, Remi and Dana Gorzelany-Mostak. “The Two-Headed Nightingale and the Marketing of Grotesque Respectability.” Paper presented at Society for Disability Studies Conference, Minneapolis, MN, 11-14 June 2014.

“Madrigals, Mithradatium, and the 1576 Plague of Milan.” American Musicological Society Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, 7-10 November 2013.

“A Songbook for the Plague.” Paper presented at Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference, Certaldo, Italy, 4-7 July 2013.

“Litanies, Motets, and the Salubrious Sounds of the Pestilential Procession.” Lecture presented at University of Ottawa Music Department 2011-2012 Lecture Series, 9 March 2012.

“From Discord to Concord: Restoring Harmony in Times of Plague.” Paper presented at the Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, Montreal, 24-26 March 2011.

“St. Sebastian Motets as Curatives for the Plague.” Paper presented at American Musicological Society Annual Meeting, Indianapolis, 4-7 November 2010. (Awarded the Paul A. Pisk Prize)

“Motets for the Times of Pestilence.” Paper presented at Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference, Royal Holloway, UK, 5-8 July 2010.

“Music to Heal the Sick: Motets in the Time of Pestilence.” Paper presented at the Renaissance Society of America Annual Meeting, Venice, Italy, 8-10 April 2010.

“Modelling in Mia benigna fortuna by Rore and Wert.” Paper presented at Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference, Bangor, Wales, 24-27 July 2008.

“You Have Wounded My Heart!  Song of Songs, Motets, and the Wound of Desire.” Paper presented at “On The Relationship of Imitation and Text Treatment? The Motet Around 1500,” Bangor, Wales, 29 March – 1 April 2007.

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