Pamela Dellal: Tuning the Modes
January 20, 2021 | 7:00 PM
The second of Blue Heron’s 2020-2021 Spotlight Sessions, “Tuning the Modes,” features our own Pamela Dellal. A seasoned teacher and performer, Pam draws on many years of experience singing medieval and Renaissance music with Sequentia and Blue Heron, among other ensembles. In this lecture-demonstration she will introduce the characteristic intervals and melodic gestures of the medieval modes and—singing to the drone of her hurdy-gurdy—show how the tuning of the intervals lends direction, color, and expression to the modal scales.
This Spotlight Session will be a mix of live and pre-recorded elements.