Seminars
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Spyridakis 20Type of seminar: Open - Instrument Centered (Lyra in Cretan music and in relation to the other traditional instruments of the seminar (Laouto, Mandolino, Askomantoura, percussion)

Level of participants: All levels are welcome

Reading sheets: Not necessary

The seminar includes:

  • A brief introduction to the instrument's history and introduction to the instrument.
  • Tunings, techniques and representative repertoire. 
  • Familiarization with the different local music idioms of Cretan music through the thematic repertoire, which for this winter, will focus on the special way and character of the music of the old Cretan virtuosos as it survived from the oldest recorded material.
  • Creation of music ensembles and traditional duos with any of the instruments which are taught the same week as Lyra.
Event Date 03-03-2020 5:00 pm
Event End Date 08-03-2020 1:00 pm
Individual Price 230€
Location Cultural Conference Center of Heraklion

Efren 20Type of seminar: Open - Music Group (composition, group arrangements and improvisation in modal music)

Participant level: Intermediate

Reading sheets: Basic notions of solfege and reading sheets are necessary

The basic elements that we work on are the following:

  • Introduction to Turkish Makam, closely related to the Arabic Maqam, the Persian Dastgah and
    the Byzantine Ihoi, analyzing some of their principal modes.
  • Introduction to the Raga, a modal system used mainly in India, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.
  • Rhythmology: notions of Usül, the Ottoman rhythmic system, and odd time signatures of the Balkans, Turkey, Greece, Iran, Armenia, and the Arab world.
  • Introduction to the concepts of the Indian rhythm system, the Tala.
Event Date 10-03-2020 5:00 pm
Event End Date 15-03-2020 1:00 pm
Individual Price 230€
Location Cultural Conference Center of Heraklion

Pedram 20Type of seminar: Open – Instrument Centered (Tombak)

Level of participants: Intermediate & Advanced

Reading sheets: Sheets will be used extensively, but students experienced and skilled in learning by ear will not be excluded

The seminar focuses on the playing style of Tombak that Pedram Khavarzamini has introduced.

Event Date 10-03-2020 5:00 pm
Event End Date 15-03-2020 1:00 pm
Individual Price 230€
Location Cultural Conference Center of Heraklion

Manolakis 20Type of seminar: Open – Instrument Centered (Cretan Laouto)

Level of participants: Intermediate

Reading sheets: Not necessary

The seminar will focus on: 

Part Α: tunings, improvisations and contemporary compositions of Cretan Laouto

Part Β: Music of Crete, accompaniment, techniques, and exercises for Cretan Laouto 

 

Event Date 10-03-2020 5:00 pm
Event End Date 15-03-2020 1:00 pm
Individual Price 230€
Location Cultural Conference Center of Heraklion