This webinar focuses on the diversity of musical traditions in the Anatolian coast of the Mediterranean and Aegean seas. We will explore the musical cultures in this region and discuss the possibility of transcultural musical creation, by drawing on the experiences of Michael Ellison, an American composer who works with local musicians. We will be focusing on the importance of “regional” instruments and non-dominant narratives for composers who are seeking to raise the bar in their engagement with source musics and in their efforts to create direct collaborations with musicians.
Speakers: Şirin ÖZGÜN and Michael ELLISON
Proposed and produced by Istanbul Technical University MIAM
Makam music in Türkiye, a tradition almost six hundred years old, is still alive in today’s Türkiye. Taksim is an improvised instrumental composition. The instrumentalist shows her/his knowledge of Makam, the ability to create original musical ideas, and mastery on such instruments as the tanbur, the kemençe, the ud, the kanun, and the ney.
Speakers: Neva ÖZGEN and Yelda ÖZGEN
Proposed and produced by Istanbul Technical University MIAM.
Medinea On Air aims to provide specific preparation for classical musicians and improvisers who wish to audition for the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra’s symphonic and Medinea Sessions; and more broadly, to enrich young musicians’ musical training. Therefore, in addition to Audition and Competition Preparation, the programme provides three other modules: Digital Technology, Career Development and Human, Social and Entrepreneurial Skills and Aesthetics, Cultures, Identities and Artistic Encounters.