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Argiris Lianos - Sound engineering

A few words about the workshop The nice TECHNICAL side of music – THE SOUND Exploration and analysis of the sound chain “from source to source” Microphones-consoles-amplifiers-loudspeakers and other “necessary” processors Digital means of recording and reproduction Measurements-Analyzes-Revelations Hands On, Practical training (Installation & Adjustment) Argiris has graduated from the School of Sound Engineering “Papantonopoulou”. Being a professional sound engineer since 1994, he has worked in live performances, concerts, music festivals as well as in various events in Greek festivals,…
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Babis Papadopoulos - Ensembles

A few words about the workshop The orchestra – a living organism. Playing music in an ensemble. We learn to play through communication with the other musicians. That way all of us through our own roles can create beautiful music together. Technique is one of the tools we need to take part in this process. The pieces of music that we will be looking at will be an incentive to develop all of the above. Musicians of all levels can…
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Dimitris Mistakidis - Popular guitar

A few words about the workshop The role of the guitar in the post-war period of the Greek urban repertoire. Analysis of the possibilities of harmonization and orchestration by using popular guitar techniques. Dimitris Dimitris was born in Thessaloniki and has been occupied professionally with music since the age of sixteen. For ten years after 1994 he was a member of Nikos Papazoglou's timeless band Loksi Falagga while since 2002 he has worked alongside Thanasis Papakonstandinou. Since 1992 he has…
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Dimitris Tosidis - Photography

A few words about the workshop •  A brief retrospect of the history of aesthetic and figurative representation of facts and actions since the primitive age till today.•  Documentary Photography and Photojournalism: their role and importance for the political and social evolutions. Mass Media and reality.•  Morality and ethics concerning the depiction of people and actions.•  Conception and development of an independent photography project (image, text, editing, promotion).•  Methodology of on-the-spot research and approach of people for photography.•  Technical elements…
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Evgenios Voulgaris - Oud

A few words about the workshop This seminar will develop the technique of the oud through its role in the musical traditions, both rembetiko and Asia minor's songs as well as technical matters concerning the the musician's basic use of the instrument. Pieces from the above repertoire will be used and taught with special emphasis on methodology and how they are interpreted. Finally given that the above musical traditions and the use of the oud are connected to the Makam…
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Fotis Siotas - Violin

Please, bear in mind that this workshop will take place from 8 until 14 of July A few words about the workshop We will become acquainted with musical pieces from the Greek tradition; yet, our main focus will be on music traditions from all over the world, whose common ground is the key role of the violin, as well as its different use from one place to the other. We shall also devote time to studying the violin when played…
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Instrument making

First week Christos Spourdalakis Theory of instrument making Introduction •   The tree as a living organism (briefly)•   Wood structure (Cellular - Macrocytic description)•   Categorization of the different types of wood - Description of their properties•   Relation between the type of wood and humidity The Bouzouki - Part A •   The bouzouki as a sound producing machine•   Understanding of the function of the different parts of the instrument•   Specification of the appropriateness of the material used in each part of the instrument (emphasis on the sound box, cap,…
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Manolis Pappos - Bouzouki

A few words about the workshop The fourth seminar on the Bouzouki will have four parts: Technique Improvisation Paths and harmonization Duets, trios, quartets with the Bouzouki Cooperation with the students of other instruments to create a piece of music Manolis Manolis was born in Piraeus and has been occupied with traditional and folk music since 1978 learning the Bouzouki, the Oud and the Guitar. He has been working as a professional musician since 1982 playing in music clubs and…
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Matoula Zamani - Voice

Please, bear in mind that this workshop will take place from 8 until 14 of July A few words about the workshop The voice, inside and outside the body What is voice? What is our real voice? What is song? What is expression? How are these connected with our soul and emotions? How do we externalize our true feelings? What is our real voice and why do other people have that look of disapproval when we are among friends and…
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Nikos Patas - Traditional dance

A few words about the workshop Dance has constituted one of the first means of communication in human societies. It is interwoven with the human existence and it is embodied in the human life as an integral part of it. Dance means expression and creation, fun and labor from the heart! Dancing with other people promotes feelings of friendship, stability, self balance and comfort. It is a form of relaxation suitable for all ages and body types! All of us…
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Sofia Lampropoulou - Qanun

Please, bear in mind that this workshop will take place from 8 until 14 of July A few words about the workshop This workshop is going to focus on the qanun technique through a repertoire of the wider Minor Asia area and compositions from Smyrna. The qanun is an instrument which offers special and rich possibilities as a means of artistic expression. It is mostly found in the music tradition of the Mediterranean basin, a region whose cultural identity is…
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Vaggelis Karipis - Percussion

A few words about the workshop The role of percussion instruments in the traditional music of Greece, techniques, rhythm and improvisation on toumperleki, darbuka, tambourine, riq, davul (“daouli”), dayereh, bendir. There will be some teaching hours in common with the dance teacher Nikos Patas, which aim at promoting the cooperation between the dancer and the musician on dances and rhythmic patterns, originating from various regions of Greece. Vaggelis Vaggelis studied Byzantine music and theory at the Greek conservatory where he…
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Zacharias Spiridakis - Cretan lyra

A few words about the workshop The seminar (musical workshop) on the Cretan Lyre will include: a) A short history and introduction of the instrument b) Tuning, technique and a representative repertoire c) Creating music ensembles and traditional scales* * Students of other instruments are welcome to take part (Lute, Violin, Tampoura, wind and percussion) that are interested in getting to know their repertoire when approaching Cretan music. Zacharias Zacharias was born of Cretan parents and started playing the Cretan…
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