Schedule for Prague Conference Finalized
The schedule for the ISOCM's Ars Nova East and West conference which will be held in Prague, 14 – 16 October 2016 has been announced and is now available.
All events of the conference will take place at the Charles University in Prague.
Friday, 14th October 10:00 Opening ceremony
Opening addresses Very Rev. Dr Ivan Moody, Chairman of ISOCM prof. PaedDr. Michal Nedělka, Dr, Dean
Doc. Jana Palkovská, Head of Department – Music Education Department
His Eminence, Archbishop Michal of Prague
11:00. First Session Gregorios Anastasiou & Polykarpos Polykarpides A short study on the compositions of the ‘mathema’ Anothen oi prophetai, from the “golden age” of kalophonia (14th -15th centuries) as food for thought on the concepts of eponymity, tradition and innovation in Byzantine Music
Athanasios Delios Χριστοῦ τὸν ἱεράρχην: the course of the sticheron from the old (non kalophonic) to the kalophonic melos
13:00 Second Session Study Group for Byzantine Musical Palaeography from the School of Music Studies of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki 'Traditional innovation’ in Byzantine Chant: the case of kalophonia
Dimitris Balageorgos The Cretan psaltic tradition of 16th - 17th century: a radical and prototype melopoiea of the Great Doxology
Mena Mark Hanna Coptic Chant: Questions of Consistency and Constancy in an Oral Tradition
15:30 Third session
Jopi Harri How were stichera sung in Valaam?
Victoria Legkikh Services to St Daniel of Moscow: Tradition and a new way of creation
Mária Prokipčáková Irmologia - an innovative means of the transmission of liturgical music in the Carpathian area
Ionuț Gabriel Nastasă Tradition and innovation in Romanian Orthodox chant - "Our Father"
19:30 Concert Ars Nova East and West A dialogue between works by the main representative composers of Ars Nova in the East and West – Guillaume de Machaut, St John Koukouzelis and others.
Ensemble Polyfonion, artistic director Igor Angelov Philokallia ensemble (female voices), artistic director Marios Christou Soloist: Protopsaltis Grigoris Anastasiou
The concert will also present premieres of works by contemporary composers Alkis Baltas and Ivan Moody
Church of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Resslova 9a, Prague 2
Saturday, 15th October 9:30 Fourth Session
Marina Luptáková Tradition and Traditions in Iconography
Christopher Ashbaugh Joy, Catharsis, and (Eu)Catastrophe
Sara Peno and Zdravko Peno Church Music between Tradition and Innovation: A Study in Canon and Creativity
Marios Christou A Newly discovered manuscript of Bohuslav Martinů on the Byzantine Octoechos
13:00 Fifth Session
Vasileios Salteris Innovation within the Sticherarion during the post-Byzantine era: The contribution of George Prasinos
Flora Kritikou The compositions entitled “dysikon” (Western) and “fragikon” (Frankish): a working hypothesis on potential convergence points of two different traditions