Till now I never did believe

This online “songscape” animates the ayre’s multi-dimensionality by juxtaposing archival sources, contextual essays, and audio and video clips. An intermedia approach to the early modern ayre makes the facets of song that often seem the most intangible—its sonic fleetingness, its movement through varied textual and social settings, its connection to the performing body—a tangible focus for critical discussion.