Astrakan: New album, and Live album in Beirut

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After their workshop in Beirut, Astrakan‘s leading team, Simone Alvez (voice) and Yann Gourvil (guitars, Ꜥūd, sāz etc.) went on and published their first album ; soon after, Yann decided to finish the mix of the Beirut session which is now available for downloading. Yann featured also an interesting percussion instrument for the published album.

 

Theme for/Thème de NEMO-Online N° 2

English

NEMO-Online No 2 : Contribution theme.

Research groups CERMAA, ICONEA and PLM have the pleasure of calling for papers for the second issue of NEMO on the theme of ‘Modality in all its forms’. All papers welcome including Occidental forms of modality and should respect editorial terms and conditions.
Papers to be sent to either Richard Dumbrill or Amine Beyhom.

Français

Thème de NEMO-Online N° 2

Les centres et groupes de recherches CERMAA, ICONEA et PLM ont le plaisir d’annoncer que le deuxième numéro de NEMO sera consacré à “La modalité dans tous ses états” et acceptera les articles concernant tous les aspects de la modalité, y compris dans toutes ses déclinaisons occidentales, sous réserves de conformité aux normes de la revue et de suivi du  protocole d’édition.

Les articles doivent être envoyés à Richard Dumbrill et/ou Amine Beyhom.

CERMAA and ICONEA at USEK

Amine Beyhom of CERMAA and Richard Dumbrill of ICONEA presented papers on July 12-14 2012 Conference at the University of the Holy Spirit (USEK) at Kaslik Lebanon.

Amine Beyhom spoke about the need for accurate definition in specific terms.

Richard Dumbrill spoke of possible Near-Eastern origins of both maqam and Pythagorean systems in Bronze Age archeomusicology.

Excerpts from Astrakan concert and workshop in Beirut

Simone Alvez and Yann Gourvil’s Astrakan directing a workshop and performing in Beirut

(see post http://foredofico.org/CERMAA/?p=325)

 

Listening to Astrakan in Beirut

Kan al lagouterion 02 (master) 11

Barzh an Infern 03 (master) 11

An Dezertour-rvb 01 (master) 11

An daou gamerad fidel 03 (master) 11

 

Photo Gallery

 

Please visit Astrakan’s web site: http://www.gwez.net/astrakan/.

Brest Conference on “Modality”

The Brest conference on modality took place from the 16th to the 18th of November. Please see http://www.drom-kba.eu/Conference-musicale-Musiques.html and http://www.drom-kba.eu/Colloque-du-Pole-de-la-modalite-et.html.

Amine Beyhom, Director of CERMAA, presented a conference with Erik Marchand on the 16th of November, and a paper on un-tempered instruments the next day.