Call for application for eight scholarships. Deadline for application: 15 January 2017
From 27 March to 1 April 2017, the Intercultural Institute of Comparative Music Studies of the Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice, is holding the six edition of Bîrûn, a series of advanced workshops on Ottoman classical music, directed by Kudsi Erguner, and addressed to professional or semi-professional musicians.
Based on the modal system of the maqâm, Ottoman classical music has been enhanced by the contributions of Turkish, Arab, Persian, Greek, Jewish and Armenian composers who all flourished in the territories of the empire. Considering Ottoman classical music as an “ethnic”, regional or national tradition would be misleading, since it represents a taste and an art shared beyond cultures of provenance in much the same way as European classical music. The aesthetics of Ottoman music is the result of influences that range from Byzantium to the Middle East, Central Asia and India.
The theme of this year’s Bîrûn seminar will be that of the court music of Khorasan and, in particular, that of the works of the composer Abd-al Qader Marâghî (1360?-1435), unanimously considered the maestro and inventor of different musical forms.
NB each file must bear the first name and surname of the candidate.
Scholarship winners and auditors* will be chosen by Kudsi Erguner.
The results of the selection will be communicated to all candidates by email and published on www.cini.it.
As in previous editions, if the quality of the recordings are deemed to be of suitably high standard, a CD will be produced with the Nota Edizioni label.
*Candidates who are selected but not assigned a scholarship can take part in the workshop as auditors and can stay at the Vittore Branca Center Residence at their own expense (depending on the availability of rooms).
Info: firstname.lastname@example.org – Tel. +39 0412710357