Publications by Oliver Gerlach

The personal homepage of Oliver Gerlach

Books

“The Musical Art of Memory in Byzantine and Western Chant —
The History of the Cherubim Chant as an Introduction into Comparative Studies of Chant”
will be released soon

Studies of the Dark Continent in European Music History —
Collected Essays on Traditions of Religious Chant in the Balkans

(Rome: Aracne Editrice, 2011) .

Doctoral thesis

Im Labyrinth des Oktōīchos —
Über die Rekonstruktion einer mittelalterlichen Improvisationspraxis in der Musik der Ost- & Westkirche

Doctoral Thesis (Dr. phil.), Viva 07/14/2006 (Humboldt University Berlin)

Master thesis

Improvisation im Organum purum
Master Thesis, Humboldt University, April 2001

Published Papers

“Multipart-Singing in Paraliturgical Music (Kalimere)
in the Calabrian Arbëresh Communities of San Benedetto Ullano and San Basile”
Paper 09/12/2013 (together with Gianni Belluscio) at the Third Symposium of the ICTM Study Group for Multipart Music 12-16 September 2013 at Budapest, Hungary (to be published in the proceedings)

“Vater Stilijan – ein Mönch aus Bačkovo-Kloster:
Seine Persönlichkeit und seine Bedeutung für die bulgarisch-orthodoxe Gesangspraxis”
Article (together with Deniza Popova), in: Bulgarien-Jahrbuch 2012, 129-157.

“Crossroads of Latin and Greek Christians in Norman Italy —
Byzantine Italy and Reciprocal Influences between Greek and Latin Chant (11th-13th Century)”
Paper 06/06/2011, published in: Crossroads — Greece as an Intercultural Pole of Musical Thought and Creativity”: Proceedings of the International Musicological Conference (Thessaloniki, June 6-10, 2011), ed. Evi Nika-Sampson, Giorgos Sakallieros, Maria Alexandru, Giorgos Kitsios & Emmanouil Giannopoulos (School of Music Studies, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki: 2013), 375-402 .

Lost in the Oktōēchos Labyrinth —
The Wheel of Ioannis Koukouzelis, the Didactic Chant Mega Ison, and the Birth of Psaltic Art (ψαλτική τέχνη) and Kalophōnia in Palaiologan Constantinople

Lecture-Recital 04/13/2011, Conferenze di Mercoledì (Deutsches Historisches Institut, Rome) (will be published soon)

“Byzantine Chant and its Local Traditions in Southern Italy before and after the Reform of Desiderius, Abbot of Montecassino”
Paper 12/10/2010, published in: Musica e liturgia a Montecassino nel medioevo: Atti del Simposio internazionale di studi (Cassino, 9-10 dicembre 2010), ed. Nicola Tangari (Rome, Viella: 2012), 229-247 .

“‛The Heavy Mode (ēchos varys) on the Fret Arak’ —
Orthodox Chant in Istanbul and the Various Influences during the Ottoman Empire”
Paper 02/12/2010, Jahrestagung des Nationalkomitees der Bundesrepublik Deutschland im International Council of Traditional Music (ICTM), Institut of Musicology, Department of Music, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle/Wittenberg (publication in the proceedings)

“Religious Chant in the late Ottoman Empire — Between Petros Bereketēs and Hamamîzade İsmail Dede Efendi”
Paper 08/26/2009, published in: Papers read at the 15th Meeting of the IMS Study Group Cantus Planus (Dobogókő/Hungary, 2009. Aug. 23-29), ed. Barbara Haggh-Huglo & Debra Lacoste. 3 vol. (Ottawa: The Institute of Mediaeval Music, 2012), ii:489-525 .

« Le Sanctus comme chant réligieux dans les diverses traditions méditerranéens »
Paper May 2009, Faculty of Fine Arts, School of Musical Studies, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

„Über die aktuelle Tradition des einstimmigen bulgarisch-orthodoxen Kirchengesangs —
Oб актуалной традиции одноголосного болгарского православного пения“
Paper 10/25/2008 translated into Russian by Maria Pischlöger, Internationale wissenschaftliche Tagung zur Theorie und Geschichte der Monodie (Österreichische Byzantinische Gesellschaft, Vienna)
published in: Theorie und Geschichte der Monodie — Bericht der Internationalen Tagung Wien 2008, ed. Martin Czernin, Maria Pischlöger (Brno: Tribun EU, 2012), 161-195 .

“The Cherouvikon in Western and Eastern Chant Manuscripts since its Import into the ‘Missa greca’ at the Abbey St. Denis —
An Introduction into a General Approach to Comparative Studies”
Lecture-Recital for 2 hours with participation of Ensemble Ison 5/13/2008, 15th International Conference on Eastern Chant “Transmission and Reconstruction of Christian Ecclesiastical Musical Culture – East and West” (12th–15th May 2008) in Iaşi (Romania) (CSBI) (will be published as an own book)

“About the Import of the Byzantine Intonation Aianeoeane in an 11th Century Tonary”
Paper 12/12/2007, published in: Byzanz in Europa. Europas östliches Erbe: Akten des Kolloquiums ‛Byzanz in Europa’ vom 11. bis 15. Dezember 2007 in Greifswald, ed. Michael Altripp (Turnhout: Brepols, 2011), 172-183 .

“In the Labyrinth of Oktōēchos — About the Art of Memory based on the Koukouzelian Wheel
В лавиринте Октоиха — об искусстве мнемоники, основанном на Колесе Кукузеля
Paper 09/08/2006 translated into Russian by Alexander Vovk, Internationale wissenschaftliche Tagung zur Theorie und Geschichte der Monodie (Österreichische Byzantinische Gesellschaft, Vienna).
published in: Theorie und Geschichte der Monodie — Bericht der Internationalen Tagung Wien 2006, ed. Martin Czernin, Maria Pischlöger (Brno: Tribun EU, 2012), 105-164 .

‛The older the singer the better!
On the role of creativity in passing down liturgical music from the 19th and 20th centuries’
Paper 08/25/2004, published in: Papers read at the 12th Meeting of the IMS Study Group “Cantus Planus” Lillafüred/Hungary, 2004. Aug. 23-28, ed. László Dobszay (Budapest: Institute for Musicology of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, 2006), 883-891 .

Praxis jenseits der Grenzen von der Theoriebildung – Zur „Komposition“ von Haltetonorgana im 12. Jahrhundert
Paper 10/12/2003, published in: Musiktheorie an ihren Grenzen: Neue und Alte Musik — 3. Internationaler Kongress für Musiktheorie 10.-12. Oktober 2003, ed. Angelika Moths, Markus Jans, John MacKeown & Balz Trümpy (Bern etc.: Peter Lang, 2009), 351-368 .

“Psaltes and Cantores in the Labyrinth —
On the role of creativity in passing down liturgical music since the 12th and 13th centuries”
Paper 08/03/2003, Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference, at the Hochschulzentrum am Horn in Weimar
in: Oliver Gerlach, Studies of the Dark Continent in European Music History (Rome: Aracne Editrice, 2011), 53-78 .

„Mikrotöne im Oktōīchos – oder über die Vermittlung mittelalterlicher Musiktheorie & Musik“
Paper 10/13/2002, Conference of the German Society of Music Theory in Munich
in: Oliver Gerlach, Studies of the Dark Continent in European Music History (Rome: Aracne Editrice, 2011), 7-24 .

Reviews

“Review: Gerda Wolfram – Christian Troelsgård, ed. Tradition and Innovation in Late- and Postbyzantine Liturgical Chant II: Proceedings of the Congress Held at Hernen Castle, the Netherlands, 30 October - 3 November 2008. Eastern Christian Studies 17. Leuven, Paris, Walpole: Peeters, 2013.”
Review for the Jahrbuch der Österreichischen Byzantinistik 64 (2014).

Review: Bucca, Donatella: Catalogo dei manoscritti musicali greci del SS. Salvatore di Messina. Rome 2013
published 09/11/2013 at H-Soz-u-Kult .

Lecture-Recitals, Seminaries & Workshops

“Is it possible to analyze maqām pieces by the use of Simon Karas’ oktōēchos classifications?
The Koukouzelian Wheel and the transformation in transmission of Orthodox Chant since the Ottoman Empire”
Seminary 05/26-27/2009, Faculty of Fine Arts, School of Musical Studies, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

„Der Vatikanische Organumtraktat und die Pariser ars organi
Über die improvisierte Mehrstimmigkeit der frühen Notre-Dame Schule“
Seminary 10/23-25/2008, at Department of Musicology, Filosofická Fakulta, Univerzita Komenského Bratislava

“The Byzantine Psalmody as the Basis of the 13th Century Melopoieia used in Constantinople”
Seminary 05/11-12/2007, at the Department of Musicology, Filosofická Fakulta, Univerzita Komenského Bratislava

„Der Oktōēchos im griechischen und im lateinischen Mittelalter“
Lecture-Recital 09/11/2006, at the Department of Musicology, Filosofická Fakulta, Univerzita Komenského Bratislava

« Devekout (la mort en s’embrassant) – Djalâl-ud-Dîn Rûmî et la cérémonie des derviches tourneurs »
Lecture-Recital 12/19/2005, Progetto Biblioteca Multimediale Calabrese: « Per il Liber Visitationis di Atanasio Calceopulo » Dipartimento di Linguistica, Università della Calabria (Cosenza)

« La musique italogrecque du XVe siècle - De la créativité des psaltēs et de ‘l’illisibilité’ des manuscrits »
Paper 12/19/2005, Progetto Biblioteca Multimediale Calabrese: « Per il Liber Visitationis di Atanasio Calceopulo » Dipartimento di Linguistica, Università della Calabria (Cosenza)

“Contrefacta of Byzantine Chant in Medieval Western Mass Liturgies?
Greek and Latin Versions of the Cherouvikon in Western manuscripts”
Lecture-Recital 07/17/2004, Medieval and Renaissance Music Conference, at the University of Glasgow

« ‘Noi che misticamente raffiguriamo i Cherubini’ –
Les relations entre les traditions de la musique italo-grecque, beneventane et gallicane au moyen âge »
Lecture-Recital 12/19/2003, at Filologia Romanza, Dipartimento di Linguistica, Università della Calabria (Cosenza)

« Les nouvelles formes poétiques dans la musique liturgique d’Aquitaine et de Paris »
Lecture-Recital 12/18/2003, at Filologia Romanza, Dipartimento di Linguistica, Università della Calabria (Cosenza)

„Ton und Prozess in improvisierter Musik — oder:
Wie kommt der Wurm in meinen Kopf?“
Lecture-Recital 12/15/2003, in the Colloque Ton und Prozess, KIT-MaMuTh, Technische Universität Berlin