Cristina Alís Raurich
Assistant Director, Portative organ, Manuscript to Performance, Pythagorean Tuning
Cristina Alís Raurich is a medieval keyboards performer and musicologist specializing in music of the Middle Ages and the early Renaissance. As performer she is part of several ensembles with which she plays around Europe, records for the TV and radio, and records several CDs.
As a pedagogue she is a faculty member at the Centre International de Musiques Médiévales. Du ciel aux marges; the Université Paul Valéry de Montpellier, faculty member at the Centre Internacional de Música Medieval de la Valldigna, and faculty member and coordinator of the International Course on Late Medieval Music and Renaissance of San Marino.
She collaborates with the historical organ builder Walter Chinaglia on the reconstruction of medieval organs, obtaining in 2014 a reconstruction of a 13th c. portative organ developed through the study of written and iconographic sources, the first of its kind.
She has been invited to present her research on the earliest keyboard intabulations at the musicology seminaries of the Oxford University. Her publications include an article on the so-called Robertsbridge Codex (forthcoming) and a book chapter about music and liturgy in Carolingian times (forthcoming). At the moment she is completing her doctoral thesis about a recently found Aquitanian Gradual-Troper (University of Würzburg, Germany and the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis, Switzerland).
She created a website to share knowledge on medieval organs: www.medievalorgan.com
She also collaborates with the MMMO (Medieval Music Manuscripts Online Database) and with the Corpus Monodicum (Die einstimmige Musik des lateinischen Mittelalters).