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