Jesse Rodin, Stanford University

What More Can We Say about Renaissance Polyphony?

Tuesday, April 23

Woolworth Center Room 106 at 4:30pm


Jesse Rodin is Assistant Professor at Stanford University. He is the author of Josquin’s Rome: Hearing and Composing in the Sistine Chapel (Oxford University Press, 2012). Current projects include a monograph entitled Giving Form to Fifteenth-Century Music (with Cambridge University Press), the Cambridge History of Fifteenth-Century Music, which he is co-editing with Anna Maria Busse Berger, and a volume of Josquin’s L’homme armé masses for the New Josquin Edition.

Rodin directs the Josquin Research Project (, a digital tool for accessing and analyzing Renaissance music that was recently recognized with a Digital Innovation Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies. He is also the recipient of the Graves Award in the Humanities, the Noah Greenberg Award, an AMS 50 fellowship, and the Paul A. Pisk Prize.

Rodin directs Cut Circle (, a vocal ensemble performing Renaissance music. Cut Circle’s recording De Orto and Josquin: Music in the Sistine Chapel around 1490 is available from Musique en Wallonie ( Next year the ensemble plans to record the complete cyclic masses of Guillaume Du Fay.


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