New Annual Course in Modal Music 2018-2019!
The annual course in Modal Music 2018-19 aims to offer a extensive introduction to modality, an underlying concept in the majority of musical genres found throughout the Mediterranean and the Middle-East. It is structured on one hand as a cohesive study during five intensive weekends at Cardedeu, in order to encourage participation of musicians, not only from Catalunya but also abroad, that are interested in a thorough study, and on the other as independent stand-alone intensive weekend seminars, for musicians that have less time available during the year but are equally interested in the study of these musics.
Each one of the three teachers offering the course: Efrén López, Peppe Frana and Christos Barbas will share their own experience & views in areas as theory, interpretation, improvisation, composition, technic and ornamentation in a variety of musics ranging from classical, folk and spiritual musical traditions from the Eastern Mediterranean and countries as Turkey, Greece, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Iran as well as through original and contemporary modal compositions. Each one of the five courses (Modal Music I-V) will be dedicated to the study of specific modes modes/makam… read more here