International Ney Meeting

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 music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for TelevisiĆ³n EspaƱola (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 albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.