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Strollıng through ECHOES of the past

This mini symposium/workshop aims to explore the many facets of Byzantine music and its legacy. It addresses the importance of music in the Byzantine culture, but also tracks down its spatio-temporal reflections. It takes a multidisciplinary approach and pursues/initiates discussions by bringing scholars from wide-ranging disciplines.

Organized by: Bilkent Department of History, Bilkent Saygun Center

In collaboration with: Hacettepe Üniversitesi, Koç Üniversitesi,
Hellenic Mediterranean University (Yunanistan), and Byzantium at Ankara.

With the participation of:

University of Music and Theater at Leipzig University, Leipzig, Germany
Hellenic Mediterranean University, Crete, Greece
University of Ioannina, Ioannina, Greece
National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey
Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey
City, University of London, UK
Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, USA

Note-Reading by
Antonios Botonakis

NOVEMBER 11TH AND 12TH AT 8.30-11.20

 

The participants should be able to read Western music (or have at least a solid background in music theory) in order to be able to comprehend the way the Byzantine notation system works.
Also priorities will be given to early applications.

Important Note:
Note-Reading is NOT a hybrid event.
It is a FACE-TO-FACE event.
There will be NO ONLINE participation.

there wıll be two sessıons.
Estimated Number of Students for two days: 20

Venue: Bilkent University, FEASS, C-Block Amphi

Applications to be sent: abotonakis@hmu.gr

 

KEY NOTE SPEAKER:
COMPOSER PROF. DR. DIMITRI TERZAKIS

BYZANTINE AND NEW MUSIC. THE MUSIC OF DIMITRI TERZAKIS
NOVEMBER, 11TH, 2021
h. 17.15

NOVEMBER, 11TH, THURSDAY (17.oo-19.00)


THEORETICAL CONNECTIONS
MARKOS SKULIOS

Theorizing in Multimodal & Multi-Intervalic Melodic Traditions: The Twin Systems of Byzantine Octoechos and Ottoman-Turkish makams
CENK GÜRAY & NEVIN ŞAHIN

The Similarities between Byzantine and Ottoman Music in Medieval Theories
ACHILLEAS CHALDAeaKeS

Ottoman Melodies Written Down Through Byzantine Notation: An Example From Peter Byzantios
PANAYOTIS LEAGUE

Sadakat and Paradigmatic Notation in Konstantinos N. Keragleaglow Collection


VISUAL WITNESSES (16.00-17.00)
ANTONIOS BOTONAKIS


NOVEMBER, 12TH, FRIDAY (17.00-19.00)
CONTEMPORARY INFLUENCES
ALEXANDER LINGAS

Byzantine Chant and the Canons of Western Art Music: History, Tradition and Creativity
EMMANOUIL GIANNOPOULOS

Influences and Benefits of the Psaltic Art on the 20th Century Greek Music
YIgIT AYDIN

Saygun in Connection with Byzantine Music and Its Theory

all lectures wıll be broadcasted vıa zoom

further ınformatıon: byzantıumanankara@hotmaıl.com

closıng concert (12th frıday 8 pm)

 Three bektashı hymns on the crossroads of heterodoxy

  • dede sultan (akdenız yakası, aydın ıllerı)

  • Yar yare karsı (asık masukuna yar yare karsı)

  • karaburun-rodos semahı (karaburun içinde yelken örerler)

 performers: nevın sahın & cenk güray (hacettepe unıversıty)

The maestros of the psaltıc art, athens

conductor: achılleas chaldaeakes

kalophonıc verse from the second psalm, composed by john koukouzeles ın 4th plagal mode, why do the natıons conspıre [ Ἵ ν α  τ ί  ἐ φ ρ ύ α ξ α ν  ἔ θ ν η ](Choır of chanters "the maestros of the psaltıc art" recordıng of lıve performance ın athens cathedral, 18.10.2018)