Greece – On Saturday the 11thth, Sunday the 12th and Monday the 13th of October 2003, the Cultural Organization En Chordais – Musical Traditions of the Mediterranean – is organizing an International Ney Meeting in Istanbul.
The International Ney Meeting is taking place within the framework of the MediMuses project, whose field of action includes research, educational and artistic activities in countries of the Mediterranean. The International Meetings are considered to be of the most significant activities of the project, as they focus on the musical instruments of the Mediterranean.
MediMuses project, which is part of the broader European Union supported Euromed Heritage II program, aims to research and recompose the elements of the common Mediterranean Music Heritage.
During the International Ney Meeting nine of the most distinguished Mediterranean ney (or nay) performers will teach and present their style, technique and repertoire, by giving master classes and recitals. As side events, lectures on the historical evolution of the instrument will be given by researchers and musicologists (Dr. Cem Behar, Dr. Mahmoud Guettat, Dr. Walter Feldman, Mr. Fikret Karakaya and Mr. Hossein Omoumi).
The selection of the performers ensures that all the different schools that have flourished around the Mediterranean will be presented with their different style, technique, and repertoires.
Timetable of the International Ney Meeting
Saturday 11th of October 2003
15:00 – 16:30 p.m. Master Class – Ali Tufecsi
16:30 – 18:00 p.m. Master Class – Haris Lambrakis
18:00 – 19:30 p.m. Master Class – Slah El Manaa
19:30 – 21:00 p.m. Master Class – Samir Siblini
Sunday 12th of October 2003
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Kyriakos Kalaitzides opens the lectures.
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Lecture by Fikret Karakaya: “The Ney in the history of Turkish music and the role of Niyazi Sayin”
11:00 – 11:30 a.m. Lecture by Mahmoud Guettat: “The Ney in the Arabic musical tradition”
11:30 – 12:00 a.m. Lecture by Walter Feldman: “Sufi and seculars in the history of the performance of the ney in the Ottoman Turkey””
12:00 – 12:30 p.m. Lecture by Cem Behar: “The Ney in Ottoman Turkey”
12:30-13:00 p.m. Lecture by Hossein Omoumi: “Ney in Persian Music: from past till nowadays.”
13:00 – 14:00 p.m. Intermission
14:00 – 17:00 p.m. Open Stage
19:30 – 20:00 p.m. Concert – Ahmed Sahin
20:00 – 20:30 p.m. Concert – Haris Lambrakis
20:30 – 21:00 p.m. Intermission
21:00 – 21:30 p.m. Concert – Rachid Zeroual
21:30 – 22:00 p.m. Concert – Samir Siblini
Monday 13th of October 2003
10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Master Class – Hassan Faqir
11:30 – 13:00 p.m. Master Class – Ahmed Sahin
13:00 – 14:30 p.m. Master Class – Hossein Omoumi
14:30 – 16:00 p.m. Master Class – Rachid Zeroual
19:30 – 20:00 p.m. Concert – Ali Tufekci
20:00 – 20:30 p.m. Concert – Slah Eddine Manaa
20:30 – 21:00 p.m. Intermission
21:00 – 21:30 p.m. Concert – Hassan Faqir
21:30 – 22:00 p.m. Concert – Hossein Omoumi
22:00 – 22:30 p.m. Concert – Suleyman Erguner
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.