Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Messiaen the Theologian

International Conference 'Messiaen the Theologian'

Friday 12 and Saturday 13 October 2007

The Boston University Messiaen Project [BUMP] and oliviermessiaen.net are hosting an international conference 'Messiaen the Theologian' at Boston University on 12 & 13 October, 2007. As we move to the centenary of Messiaen's birth (born 10 December 1908), this conference will explore one of the least understood and least discussed aspects of the composer. We will explore Messiaen's theological training, the context of Catholic theology in France in the twentieth century and his personal theology as it is expressed in his music.

This free conference includes a recital of music by Messiaen and Debussy, and a screening of "Apparition of the Eternal Church" by Paul Festa.


gabriel crouch said...

thinking of doing Messiaen's "O Sacrum Convivium" with Chamber Singers next year... do you know it?

Scott Spiegelberg said...

I'm not familiar with it, though I very well may have heard it at some point. I look forward to hearing it. I thought the Tavener piece was incredibly well done last Sunday.