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Christos Barbas – Modal Music Group

This workshop will focus on group playing of various modal musics from Greece, Turkey and Middle East of folk, ritual and classical pieces and songs as well as compositions of contemporary modal music. We will work with big and smaller sub-groups on themes as interpretation, ornamentation, micro­tones, aspects of rhythms and odd measures as well as elements connected with what it means to play this music in a group today: orchestration, sound timbres, roles, improvisation, creativity, etc. In order to attend the course a good level on reading music is required. Participants are welcome to bring any rhythmic or melodic instrument, including the voice.

This workshop is ideal for new-comers in modal music as it offers a practical way of getting to know a wide spectrum of repertoire but also for more experienced musicians because of the hands-on approach.

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