Coordinator: Achilleas Tigas
Guest Orchestra: The Eastern Music Orchestra K.E.M.F.A. of the Greek Music Center "Fivos Anoyanakis"
As Ottoman music is governed by a rich tradition, this workshop will focus on Istanbul's vocal and instrumental music from the 18th to the 20th century, secular and religious. In the sessions - which intend to approach this repertoire from a modern point of view, while highlighting the oriental melody with a typical orchestra of similar musical instruments - the boundaries between tropicality and the combination of improvisation will be approached. At the same time, the project aims to detect elements of admixture of oriental music with folk traditions that are placed temporally and spatially closer to our place and time. For this reason, the Eastern Music Orchestra of KEMFA will attempt an interactive coexistence with the multicultural choir "Hortodia" on traditional repertoire from Mount Pelion. The communication networks and the musical influences of the tropics of the Eastern Mediterranean that they bring about are thus perceived as a legacy in an ever-renewing musical tradition.