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Manos Achalinotopoulos - The Modal Music in the World of the Greek Clarinet


In this seminar we will study and broaden the modal structures of the Balkan and mediterranean area as an art action regarding the interpretation of greek folk clarinet.

More precisely we will examine:

•The different Schools of Interpretation
•The historical and sectional study
•The Makams, ways and archaic modal structures.
•The modifications and interactions with neighbor musical cultures.
•The basic techniques of ‘emboucheur’ and finger position in relation with modal structures


Necessary level for the participation to the seminar:

• Medium knowledge level
• Knowledge of modal systems is useful
• Instrument centered seminar with Clarinet

Manos Achalinotopoulos, considered by critics, composers and musicologists as the best clarinet performer of the new generation in Greece. He has traveled playing clarinet, cawal, shawm and flutes in more than 20 countries all over the world, while participating in concerts and Festivals of great prestige. What makes him so special is the mixing of the traditional style of playing the clarinet and its special idioms with Jazz, Balkan Ethnic style and influences of the western music.

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Event Date 17-07-2017
Event End Date 22-07-2017
Individual Price 230€
Epar.Od. Knossou - Charaka 358, Choudetsi 701 00, Greece Choudetsi, Iraklio, Crete 70100 Greece
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