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From September 2019 an educational-practical project dedicated to the musical traditions of the Balkans and Asia Minor was born in Rome. Crossroads of peoples and cultures, in the Balkans resides an extremely rich and varied musical tradition, in Italy almost completely ignored for reasons related to the geopolitics of the twentieth century.


With the project "Fanfare and Balkan music" an opportunity is offered to all those who want to get in touch and have direct experience with this music, through a collective workshop in which practice and oral transmission are the first two ingredients.

The workshop is aimed at providing participants with the necessary tools to be able to travel independently for the musical world of the Near East and acquire the skills to become members of an ensemble inspired by traditional Eastern European formations, from "trubaci" fanfare to orchestras " lautari ”, to the groups of the“ panigiri ”, the endless nights of music in the summer of the Aegean islands.

The group works on the construction of a collective repertoire of traditional music from the Balkans, Romania, Turkey, Greece, Asia Minor and the Middle East.

It also deals with the specific technical and aesthetic issues necessary for the total understanding of the music in question.

Between these:

  • Territorial styles and diversity;

  • Rhythms, repertoire and dances;

  • Ornamentation and articulation;

  • Specific instrumental techniques;

  • Encounter between the European tone and the Middle Eastern modality;

  • Notions on the system of Ottoman makam (modes);

  • Improvisation in the aesthetics of taksim;

  • Intonation and microtonality.

ADVANCED COURSE

The historic Fanfare and Balkan Music workshop for professional (and non-professional) musicians with advanced knowledge of their instrument, autonomy in reading and performing.The Roma Balkan Lab Orchestraadvanced courseis producer and protagonist ofAjvar disc!

 

FREQUENCY

8 months

November 2021 - June 2022

Once a week

THURSDAY

20:30 - 23:30

3 hours of lessons

The first part is dedicated to the work in sections (strings - winds - voices - percussions).

The second is to joint orchestral practice.

A NEW BEGINNING

A new Fanfare and Balkan Music workshop for musicians less familiar with their instrument but who wish to explore its potential through collective musical practice.The Roma Balkan Lab Orchestrabeginnersit is open to all instruments, voices and listeners.

FREQUENCY

8 months

November 2021 - June 2022

Once a week

WEDNESDAY

20:30 - 23:30

3 hours of lessons

Joint study of a repertoire that, initially simple, will increase its complexity over the months.

EARFULNESS

Music awareness course to enrich musicians with the knowledge and skills necessary to play their best together and improvise.Ear training, applied theory, harmonic and melodic awareness between West and East are provided.

FREQUENCY

8 months

November 2021 - June 2022

Once a week

THURSDAY

18:00 - 20:00

2 hours of lessons

Sitting at the same table, we refine our harmonic knowledge and our listening skills.

REGISTRATION

To allow continuity of teamwork, transparency and sustainability of activities,

monthly fees are translated into oneannual support feeto the laboratories

to be paid awaytransfer to La Frangia current account internally or in two tranches(November - February).

BALKAN LAB ORCHESTRA

advanced and beginner

400 Euro / year

that is50 euros per monththat is to say12.5 euros per week

EARFULNESS

320 Euro / year

that is40 euros per monththat is to say10 euros per week

ORCHESTRA + EARFULNESS

480 Euro / year

that is60 euros per monththat is to say15 euros per week

FOR INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION

Mail/ balkanmusiclab@gmail.com

Mob/ +393395005340

PAYMENT DATA

HOLDER: The Fringe
IBAN / CC: IT17X0501803200000016983926
BANK: Banca Popolare Etica