The Josquin Research Project (JRP) was formed in 2010 with 340 works and quickly reached a point of critical mass needing design and identity. I was hired to lead logo and site design. And because, cats.
JRP changes what it means to engage with Renaissance music. Their open-access website not only hosts an ever-growing collection of complete scores, but for the first time makes the music fully searchable: in a few clicks you can identify every instance of a given melodic and/or rhythmic pattern. The JRP also provides analytical tools that can be used to gain insight into individual works, the style of a given composer, or the musical lingua franca. The goal of the project is to facilitate a new kind of knowing that brings “big data” into conversation with traditional analytical methods.