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Registrations open for VIII Cistercian Residence São Bento de Cástris – Timeless sounds: from the monastery walls to global conversations

The very peculiar year of 2020, when we realize our vulnerabilities, also implies the design of new ways of communication that, not substituting the face-to-face debate of ideas, allows us to keep the Residence as an open and dialogue space to which we have become accustomed. , although in a virtual way.
Thus, the VIIIth edition of Cistercian Residence takes on a new dimension, leaving the walls of the Cistercian monastery of S. Bento de Cástris and betting on the domain of global conversations.
Dedicated especially to the theme of music in the cloister, it is intended that the sounds gain a multiple dimension: the importance of religious and musical praxis in the claustral universe; the Atlantic thickness of that expression; the understanding of the patrimonial value of Music and the efforts for its conservation; and the sharing of data already collected by the PASEV Project, partner of this edition of the Residency, in terms of music and sounds in the monastic-conventual spaces of Évora in the modern era.
Starting from a historical path, inspiring the spirit of the Residence, which, for hundreds of years, implied the strict enclosure for Cistercian contemplative nuns, in 2020 the reality of the Cistercian Residence becomes more global, allowing the participation of interested parties through registration form: https://forms.gle/LLauFcrzQqCkLTJG7
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