On Thursday morning, students in the music department were invited to hear a presentation by Dr. Margot Fassler, the Keough-Hesburgh Professor of Music History and Liturgy at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.
Dr. Fassler talked to students and faculty about her research on famous medieval composer Hildegard von Bingen, whom she has been studying for the past 25 years. During her presentation, Dr. Fassler described the planetarium in which her videos would typically be shown in, and let the audience watch the depiction of Earth’s creation as heard in von Bingen’s music and seen in her art in the Recital Hall. Students were then given time to ask questions about Fassler’s research and von Bingen’s music.
Dr. Fassler has written and released 7 books on medieval church music, and she is currently working on number 8. She and her colleagues are hosting an event on May 1, 2019 at the University of Notre Dame, where her research will be projected in a planetarium.