Conference: “Composition and the Mediterranean: new musical spaces, new temporalities” / ONASSIS CULTURAL CENTRE

Conference: “Composition and the Mediterranean: new musical spaces, new temporalities”

18-19 FEB 2015
Upper Stage
Composers and musicologists from almost every Mediterranean country will be in Athens to develop a constructive dialogue around the region’s musical identity today.
Free admission with entrance tickets

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Continuing its collaboration with the University Paris 8, the OCC is co-organizing a two-day conference on the subject of “Composition and the Mediterranean: new musical spaces, new temporalities”. Composers and musicologist from almost every Mediterranean country have been invited to the event to develop a constructive dialogue centred on the concepts of spatiality and temporality and to find common ground and orientations in the musical present of a multifaceted region with a long history.

The conference will combine sound and speech, exploring the thinking and music that are moulding the musical identity of the Mediterranean today: a complex identity in which discrete traditions interact and in which the relationship between tradition and modernity is more than a fault line, providing composers with a fruitful field to process in their practice.

The conference will end with an exhilarating concert on Thursday19 February. Held in the Main Stage of the OCC, the event concert will feature works by Mediterraneancomposers including Giorgos Koumentakis, Dimitris Skyllas, Gianvincenzo Cresta, Zeynep Gedizlioğlu, Zad Moultaka, Saed Haddad, all performed by the outstanding KYKLOS ENSEMBLE.

credits

Oversight:
Jean Paul Olive (Professor, University Paris 8)
Anis Fariji (Project Assistant, University Paris 8)
Christos Carras (General Director, Onassis Cultural Centre)


CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Wednesday 18 February

11:00-13:15 panel 1
11:00 Opening remarks: Christos Ι. Carras and Jean Paul Olive

11:15-11:45 Françoise Graziani: Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Corsica, Academic Director of the “Esprit Méditerranéen” Chair (France)
The etho-poetics of the Mediterranean space: towards a reconciliation of the ancients and the moderns

11:45-12:30 Gianvincenzo Cresta: Professor of Analysis and Composition, Theory Department, “D. Cimarosa" Conservatory, Avellino (Italy).
In amoroso canto: The breath of form

12:30-13:15 Joël Heuillon: Lecturer, Music Department, University of Paris-VIII (France)
Space/spaces in the vocal music of the early Baroque

13:15 Break


14:30-16:45 panel 2

14:30-15:15 Jean Paul Olive: Professor, Department of Music and Musicology, University of Paris-VIII (France)
Maurice Ohana: The temporality of myths re-interpreted

15:15-16:00 Saed Haddad: Ph.D. in Musical Composition (Jordan /Germany)
Composition and the illusion of time and space

16:00-16:45 Anis Fariji: Doctoral student in Musicology, Post-graduate Department of Aesthetics, Science and Art Technology, University of Paris-VIII (France)
Spatial-temporal categories in the maqâm tradition following their re-evaluation in the contemporary music literature

16:45 Break


17:15-18:45 panel 3

17:15-18:00 Zaid Jabri: Doctor of Arts, music composition (Syria / Poland)
The dimension of time and space in my music

18:00-18:45 Dimitris Skyllas: Composer, Pianist
Contemporary reflections on the Epirote dirge

18:45 Round-table discussion


Thursday 19 February

11:00-12:30 panel 4

11:00-11:45 Angeliki Kordelou: Musical educator, Ph.D. in Musicology from the University of Paris-ΙV
Intertextuality and time innovations in the Typewriter Tunes and Isokratimata cycles by George Koumentakis

11:45-12:30 José María Sánchez-Verdú: Composer & Professor of Composition, Robert-Schumann-Hochschule, Düsseldorf (Germany) and the CSMA, Saragossa (Spain)
Libro de las estancias and ATLAS-Inseln der Utopie: Reflections on space, light and sound

12:30-13:15 Karim Elloumi: Doctoral student in Musicology, Post-graduate Department of Aesthetics, Science and Art Technology, University of Paris-VIII and teacher at the Académie de Créteil (France)
Temporal multiplicity in the work of Ahmed Essyad

13:15 Break


13:15-16:45 panel 5

14:30-15:15 Fabien San Martin: Doctoral student in Musicology, Post-graduate Department of Aesthetics, Science and Art Technology, University of Paris-VIII (France)
The Mediterranean space and the marine dimension in the work of Luigi Nono

15:15-16:00 Zeynep Gedizlioglu: Composer (Turkey / Germany)
The Mediterranean in my music

16:00-16:45 Zad Moultaka: Composer (Lebanon / France)
Crossing - The Heterophony of space

16:45 Break


17:15-18:30 panel 6

17:15-18:00 Giorgos Zervos: Composer & Musicologist. Assistant Professor, Music Department, Athens University
Thoughts on Mediterranean music today, starting from the heritage of the European avant-garde.

18:00-18:30 Anis Fariji: Doctoral student in Musicology, Post-graduate Department of Aesthetics, Science and Art Technology, University of Paris-VIII (France)
Μusical composition in the perspective of Edouard Glissant's conception of the Diverse as space

18:30 Round-table discussion

20:30 Concert with the KYKLOS ENSEMBLE (Main Stage)

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Entrance to all the events in the “Talks and Thoughts” Cycle is free and on a first come, first served basis.
The distribution of entrance tickets begins one (1) hour before each event.
The conference will be held in Greek, English and French and simultaneous translation is provided.

The "Talks & Thoughts" events are also live streamed on sgt.gr.
The videos are also available after the end of the shows.

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