Music of the Three Andalusias

Music of the Three Andalusias
Date
27 Sep 2019, 14:00 to 27 Sep 2019, 19:00
Type
Lecture
Venue
Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB
Description

A lecture and recital by musician, writer and teacher Marc Loopuyt on Muslim, Jewish and Christian music of Medieval Spain, focusing on the rabab and the oud, and on articulation techniques. Articulation in stringed musical instruments from the East will be put in relation with Paganini’s Suonare Parlante, with bird song and the mythical language of the birds. 

The evening lecture will be preceded by an afternoon workshop on the practical foundations of traditional mode based improvisation and ornamentation - details to be finalised. 


Workshop: 14:00-16:00
Lecture and reception: 17:00-19:00  

Born in France in 1947, with French, Dutch, English and Caucasian roots, Marc Loopuyt discovered the flamenco guitar via immigrant Spanish workers, and subsequently spent three years in Spain learning how to play it. Interested in the strong “colours” in flamenco singing, he crossed the Mediterranean and settled for nine years in Morocco, learning to play the oud. Attracted by the art of the Turkish master Cinuçen Tanrıkorur, he became his disciple and spent many years travelling and living in Turkey and the Middle East, as well as staying for one year in Azerbaijan with the singer Agha Karim Bey. Marc Loopuyt taught for 25 years in the Music Conservatory of Lyon, and has published, performed and recorded widely. Click here for an excerpt from his flamenco-influenced piece Farruca

Supported by the Cassal Trust, the Matheson Trust and the Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts.


Contact

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