Composition and Orchestration by Efren Lopez at Musical Workshop Labyrinth

Efrén López
Efrén López

Musical Workshop Labyrinth will be offering a Composition and Orchestration seminar by Spanish musician Efrén López. The seminar will be held at Musical Workshop Labyrinth August 28- September 2, in Houdetsi, Crete, Greece.

López is one of the founders of L’Ham de Foc. After collaborating in a wide number of musical projects as a
guitarist, he started getting into traditional music. As a session musician he has recorded in more than forty different projects of various musical styles: early music (Capella de Ministrers, Aman Aman, Oc, Maria Laffitte, etc.), folk (Sabir, Malagüero, Cendraires, Al Tall, El Cau del Llop, etc.). He abandoned little by little the guitar to focus mainly on Mediterranean double-string instruments and Medieval music. With this type of instruments he has done works for advertising, documentaries, short films, poetry readings, puppet shows, street theatre, and intensive courses.

He has done artistic productions for various bands and singer-songwriters. He has studied hurdy-gurdy through intensive courses with Pascal Lefeuvre, Maurizzio Martinotti and Nigel Eaton. North Indian music with Krishna Mohann Batt and Ajoy Chakrabakti, sitar with Sazed Ul Alam, rabab and music from Afghanistan with Daud Khan and Ustad Mohammed Rahim Khushnawaz, ud with Necati Çelik and Yurdal Tokcan, and saz with the Crete based Irish musician Ross Daly and the Turkish masters Erol Parlak and Mehmet Erenler.

Nowadays he combines his activities with L’Ham de Foc with the early music band Capella de Ministrers, with whom he has performed throughout Spain, Italy, France, Morocco, Egypt, Croatia, Portugal, and has recorded five albums: Trobadors, Llibre Vermell Montserrat, Lamento di Tristano, Misteri d’Elx and Cancionero de Palacio.

Price 150E (accommodation included)

Musical Workshop Labyrinth
Houdetsi, Crete, Greece
tel/fax 0030 2810 741027

Everyday master-class schedule

28/8:Arrivals & 18:00-21:00

29/8: Class 10:00-13:00 & 18:00-21:00

30/8: Class 10:00-13:00 & 18:00-21:00

31/8: Class 10:00-13:00 & 18:00-21:00

1/9: Class 10:00-13:00 & 18:00-21:00

2/9: Class 10:00-13:00 & 18:00-21:00

3/9: Departures

All the seminar’s participants are kindly requested to state the time and way of their arrival to Heraklion as well as the time and way of their departure at least ten days before the beginning of the seminar.

On the departure date, students must free their rooms, the latest until 10:00 a.m

Information concerning transportation from/to the airport or port will be sent
via e-mail one week before each seminar as long as you have sent
Musical Workshop Labyrinth
information concerning your arrival and departure.

In order to register for the seminar, send an e-mail to, including
the seminar that you wish to participate, your full name and contact details
(e-mail, telephone, address).

You can also contact Musical Workshop
by phone or fax, Monday-Friday, from 08:00 a.m – 14:00 p.m.
Tel/Fax: +30 2810 741027.

Author: kellythoma