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Traditional Music in Modern Contexts

30 March 2017, 10:00 - 20:00

Academic session, workshops and concert
Date: 30th and 31st March 2017

Piotr Grochowski, Ph.D Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, theoretician
Jacek Hałas, Poznań
Joachim Menzel, Ph.D., Academy of Music, Kraków
Professor Rytis Ambrazevičius, Ph.D., Lithuanian Academy of Music
Professor Andrzej Bieńkowski, Academy of Fine Arts, Warsaw
Maria Pomianowska, Ph.D., Academy of Music, Kraków
Agnieszka Draus, Ph.D., Academy of Music, Kraków,
Henrik Goldschmidt, Royal Danish Orchestra
Siavash Abdi, Iran, traditional musician (zarb, daf)
Sven Ahlback Stockholm, Ph.D., Swedish Royal Academy


Thursday, 30th March

10:00 a.m.: inauguration, reception, speech by His Magnificence Rector of the Academy of Music, Kraków

First session 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lecture 1
Piotr Grochowski, Ph.D Following the Traces of Dziady Songs. The Modes and the Problems of Interpreting Tradition (lecture with examples of songs performed live by Jacek Hałas)

Lecture 2
Jacek Hałas, Living Tradition: Continuation and Processing

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 coffee break

Second session 12.00 – 2.00 p.m.
Lecture 3
Professor Rytis Ambrazevičius, Ph.D., Styles and Techniques of Lithuanian Traditional Singing

Lecture 4
Sven Ahlback, Ph.D., “Your Notes Are False, Man” An Introduction to Tonality in Swedish Folk Music

Lecture 5
Professor Andrzej Bieńkowski, “Does the 21st Century Mark the End of Rural Music?” lecture and presentation of archival film materials from own collections.

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. break

4:00 p.m. Vocal workshop, Professor R. Ambrazevičius, Lithuanian Academy of Music
4:45 p.m. Dziady song workshop, Jacek Hałas
5:30 p.m. Violin workshop, Sven Ahlback, Ph.D., Royal Academy of Music, Stockholm
6:15 p.m. Jewish music workshop, Henrik Goldschmidt, the principal oboist of the Royal Danish Orchestra in Copenhagen, Denmark
7:00 p.m. joint music session attended by the conference participants: Jacek Hałas, Joachim Mencel, Ph.D., Professor Rytis Ambrazevičius, Ph.D., Henrik Goldschmidt, Siavash Abdi, Sven Ahlback, Ph.D.

Organizer: Contemporary Music, Jazz and Percussion Department

admission free


30 March 2017
10:00 - 20:00
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