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Schedule for Prague Conference Finalized

October 1, 2016

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 


Lunch 

 

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 

Coffee

 

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

 

Lunch

 

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

 

Michael Stroumpakis
The Heirmos of the Ninth Ode instead of Axion estin: A new (?) kind of composition during the 19th century.

 

Thomas Apostolopoulos
The theory of musical intervals in the era of the Byzantine maistores 

 

Coffee

 

15:30 Sixth session 
 

Ivan Moody
New art and renewed art 

 

Alexandre Damnianovitch
The composition Nativity by Alexandre Damnianovicvh

 

Bogdan Djaković
The cotrelation of Western and Eastern elements in Serbian Church Choral Music 
of the first half of the 20th century

 

Predrag Djoković
Hints of the instrumental music in some sticheras of Serbian Church Chant 

 

Sunday, 16th October

9:30 Divine Liturgy

 

11:30 Reception

 

13:00 seventh Session 
 

Khatuna Managadze
St Andrew of Crete’s Canon of Repentance and Georgian mediaeval aesthetics and philosophy 

 

Tamar Ckheidze
Florid chanting in Georgian liturgical tradition and some parallels with Byzantine Kalophonic style 

 

Eka Chabashvili
Different aspects of chants by contemporary Georgian composers as revealed through variations in performance 

 

Maka Virsaladze
Nodar Mamisashvili's Passion as an example of mixing old and new elements in 
20th-Century Georgian sacred music 

 

Coffee

 

15:30 Eighth session 
 

Sevi Mazera 
Φως ιλαρόν: an early Christian hymn of the 4th century A.D. Various compositions to the text through the history of ecclesiastical chant and the new composition by Prof. Gregorios Stathis. 

 

Irina Gerasimova
Transmission and adaptation of the Greek Cherubic Hymn in the ecclesiastical chanting practice of the Kievan Metropolia and the Moscow Patriarchate at the end of the 17th – beginning of the 18th centuries

 

Eugene Kindler
Chant of chords, organized as homophony

 

Haig Utidjian
Two documentary witnesses to interactions between the Armenian and Greek Orthodox Sacred Musical traditions: an Armenian contrafactum, and a through-composed Paschal Introit

 

18:00 Exhibition
THE ART OF THE ARMENIAN BOOK THROUGH THE AGES

 

Departures

 

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