Karen M. Cook G'18

Karen M. Cook
Assistant Professor
Music History
University of Hartford

ACLS Project Development Grants 2018
Assistant Professor
Music History
University of Hartford
Non est minimo dare minus: The Fracturing of Rhythm in the Late Medieval Period

The fourteenth century witnessed new approaches to notating musical rhythm, including a trend toward using increasingly smaller note values. This led to logical quandaries when people started to use new notes that were “smaller than the smallest” note value possible. This monograph traces the development of this phenomenon in both theory and practice over more than a hundred years. The grant will support fall course buyouts that will allow for time to complete the first full draft.