During the Renaissance, the Low Countries were a crossroads of ideas, notably religious and philosophical, a major centre of cultural exchange between different parts of the world, and the theatre of various confessional beliefs. The project aims to show how the process of musical composition, interpretation or diffusion served to associate a particular group with a specific confessional religion, and how this association may also have sometimes served to project a territorial claim.


  • Marie-Alexis Colin, Faculté de Philosophie et Lettres, ULB
  • Iain Fenlon, Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge

Publication: Theatres of Belief: Music and Conversion in the Early Modern City (Brepols 2021) > read more.