When: 8–10 January 2016

Where: Rimska cesta 2b, Ljubljana

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Who: 

Jean was born in 1987 in France. He got his certificate in Violin, Chamber music and Musical formation at the National Music Academia of Aix-en-Provence in 2003. He was developing his violin skills by extensive work on improvised music, especially jazz and swing, by playing chamber and orchestral music at his Academy, and by superior studies at the National Music Academia of Aix-en-Provence under the direction of Michel Devert. In addition to his own violin studies, he has also cooperated in the large-scale project on transcription and conservation of traditional Romanian folk tunes.

He collaborated and performed with numerous significant music groups, such as European Symbolic Orchestra of Ljubljana, Tchayok trio (Russian and Russian-gipsy music), Troïka ensemble (Russian music), Big Band Outch Men Orchestra, Clair de Lune formation in Romania, Tzwing quartet… He experienced many music styles in cooperation with famous musicians: Moldovan cymbalist Mihai Trestian, Moldovan accordionist Andreï Tasnicenco, Romanian accordionist Roberto de Braşov, French violinist Emilio Castiello, Romanian violinist Marcel Râmba, and Manouche musician Tcha Limberger, just to name a few. He founded music groups such as: Flamenclasico project, a synthesis of Flamenca music and classical Spanish music , Violin Summit duo in collaboration with the world-class violinist François Arnaud, Aalma di Luna sextet, a fusion of Clair de Lune and Aalma Dili trios.

He was a Masterclass teacher at the Initiation to improvised Manouche Swing in the Grand Théâtre de Provence in 2009 and in 2011, he led weekly classes of Balkanic music in Steiner schools.

What:

ROMANIAN VIOLIN

Tunes and technical specificities of violin playing in Romania.

The Romanian musical tradition is made up of several different regional styles. Transylvania gathers one of the richest heritages in the region, with its historical admixture of Hungarian, Romanian, Jewish, Roma (gipsy) and German traditions.

We will study traditional tunes from Transylvania with different dance rhythms and specific phrasings, bows strokes and ornaments. We will also learn accompaniment and secondary voices.

Required level:

Good technical knowledge of the instrument. Acquisition “by ear” and not only by reading.

 

Video:

Timetable:

Friday, 6pm–9pm;

Saturday 10am–1pm, 4pm–7pm;

Sunday 10am–1pm, 4pm–7pm, final performance;

Participants are required to attend all workshops of the course.

Price:

150€/workshop ; 450€/yearly participation (90€/workshop)

Deadline for an application:

8 days before each workshop

Deadline for payment :  

September 24th for the yearly participation.

For one course: on the day of the course. 

Yearly participation has to be paid in 3 amounts of 150€ (before the September, November and January courses)

If you wish to be a part of our courses, just send a mail on:   mail.specialcourses@gmail.com  and we will send you an invoice.

 

 

When: 13–15 November 2015

Where: Rimska cesta 2b, Ljubljana

 

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Who:

Dario Marušić was born in 1957. He spent his childhood in the North-Istrian countryside in direct contact with the Istrian traditional music. He began exploring Istrian music as early as in high school and started collecting the material he later published in numerous articles and three books: “Predi, predi hći moja”, “Piskaj, Sona, Sopi” and “Strumenti e tradizioni tra Friuli e Istria”.
Marušić has participated in numerous research projects on fiddling, traditional singing and Istrian pipe playing and he has had an important role in the revitalization of traditional groups, music and musical instruments of northern Istria in general. He has collaborated with several musical groups and musicians like Angelo Branduardi (Futuro antico II), David Shea (Poem de nuestra signora), The Chieftains and with the Philharmonic Orchestra of Ljubljana.

In addition to collaborations, he performs as a soloist with his group IstradMarusic and engages in research, teaching and leading music workshops of Istrian music.
He worked on the preparation of the “Istrian Ethnomusical Microcosm” funded by the Croatian Ministry of Culture, which was the Croatian proposal for the UNESCO Proclamation of Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. At the moment, he is working on a research project “Praksa viulina i bajsa u Istri – La prassi del violino e bassetto in Istria”. Up to date, he released 16 albums.
Here are some awards and praises he received:

– Silver Plaque of the municipality of Koper / Koper 1989,

– Golden Plaque of the municipality of Koper / Koper 1992,

– Croatian Prize for the best instrumentalist STATUS 1999,

– Croatian musical award PORIN 1999,

– Award for contribution to the preservation of the Istrian identity Alojz Kocjančič 2001.

 

What:

ISTRIAN VIOLIN

– Cultural environment of Istria, more specifically in the area where violin tradition was developed

– Technical characteristics as the basis of style

– Relations with other musical instruments when playing together

 

Video:

 

Timetable:

Friday, 6pm–9pm;
Saturday 10am–1pm, 4pm–7pm;
Sunday 10am–1pm, 4pm–7pm, final performance;
Participants are required to attend all workshops of the course.
Price:
150€/workshop ; 450€/yearly participation (90€/workshop)

Deadline for an application:

8 days before each workshop

Deadline for payment :

September 24th for the yearly participation.
For one course: on the day of the course.
Yearly participation has to be paid in 3 amounts of 150€ (before the September, November and January courses)
If you wish to be a part of our courses, just send a mail on: mail.specialcourses@gmail.com and we will send you an invoice.

 

When: 18–20 September 2015

Where: Rimska cesta 2b, Ljubljana

 

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Who:

Zoltán Lantos appeared on the European jazz scene while studying at the Music Academy in his hometown, Budapest. Drawn to experimental and Eastern music, he traveled to India in 1985 to study Indian classical music.

In 1994, after 9 years of studying, traveling, teaching, and performing in India, Lantos returned to Europe. Through violin improvisation and composing, he began rediscovering his musical roots. He found his musical language by blending Hungarian and classical traditions with Eastern music and contemporary European jazz. Over the years, Lantos’ musical voyage has brought him together with artists like Ramesh Shotham, Charlie Mariano, Dhafer Youssef, Rabih Abou-Khalil, Loreena McKennitt, Larry Corryell, Steve Coleman, George Brooks,Trilok Gurtu, Eivind Aarset, Nils Petter Molvaer and many others.

Zoltán Lantos plays a custom-built 5 string violin and a 5+16 sympathetic string violin, enhanced by using electronics and live sampling.

 

What:

INDIA TO JAZZ

Solo-violin compositions and improvisations, even using my voice, live electronics and loopers, floating and drifting in a constantly evolving multidimensional sonic universe of my own, which reflects the spirituality and depth of Indian and other Eastern music, the vibrant dance of folk music, the complexity of contemporary jazz, the intellectuality of classical music, the ambiance and the pulse of electronic grooves… in a minimalistic, experimental and free spirited fashion, with deep respect to the masters who helped and influenced me.

 

Video:


Timetable:

Friday, 6pm–9pm;
Saturday 10am–1pm, 4pm–7pm;
Sunday 10am–1pm, 4pm–7pm, final performance;
Participants are required to attend all workshops of the course.
Price:
150€/workshop ; 450€/yearly participation (90€/workshop)

Deadline for an application:

8 days before each workshop

Deadline for payment :

September 24th for the yearly participation.
For one course: on the day of the course.
Yearly participation has to be paid in 3 amounts of 150€ (before the September, November and January courses)
If you wish to be a part of our courses, just send a mail on: mail.specialcourses@gmail.com and we will send you an invoice.

When: 2015/16

Where: Rimska cesta 2b, Ljubljana

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We realised courses in following subjects:

– September 18-20: Zoltán Lantos (HU) – INDIA TO JAZZ

– November 13–15: Dario Marušić (CRO) – ISTRIAN VIOLIN

– January 8–10: Jean Christophe Gairard (FRA) – ROMANIAN VIOLIN

– March 4–6: Bojan Cvetrežnik (SLO) – VIOLIN TEACHER’S TRAINING

– April 1–3: Barja Drnovšek (SLO) – BALFOLK

Last years workshops:

Timetable:

Friday, 6pm–9pm;

Saturday 10am–1pm, 4pm–7pm;

Sunday 10am–1pm, 4pm–7pm, final performance;

Participants are required to attend all workshops of the course.

Price:

150€/workshop ; 450€/yearly participation (90€/workshop)

Deadline for application:

8 days before each workshop

September 24th for the yearly participation.

Deadline for payment:

For one course: on the day of the course.

Yearly participation has to be paid in 3 amounts of 150€ (before the September, November and January courses).

If you wish to be a part of our courses, please send a mail on: mail.specialcourses@gmail.com  and we will send you an invoice

Special Courses:

The Special Courses are the initiative of Godalkanje.org open source music education in Slovenia. It is a part of the One Music Society activities that are orientated towards sound ecology, equal rights for different music styles and run new economy experiments with music production. In Slovenian, ‘godala’ means ‘bowed string instruments’. Godalkanje courses take place since 2010 with the intention to present as much diversity as possible in order to give string players a lot of opportunities for further investigation. As the founder Bojan Cvetrežnik said, he only found how diverse European violin music is after having worked as a violinist-soloist in Cirque du Soleil, as a principal viola player in the Slovenian National Opera Orchestra, as a member of the BBC awarded progressive group Terrafolk and as the founder of Symbolic Orchestra. Each major violin folk movement (Celtic, Scandinavian, Balkan, Slavic, Romanian, Latin, Alp region…) has hundreds of different violin styles inside, even on very small territories. If we add this to hundreds of years of written music in classical music, traditional and contemporary jazz violin, rock and electronic music, it would be extremely difficult to find a better symbol for the European musical diversity than the violin is.

Of course viola, cello and bass are also commonly used, as well as other bowed instruments (nyckelharpa, kontra, early music instruments…). The courses are mostly run by playing ‘all together’ and with a strong intention to perform publicly as soon as possible, not excluding all the opportunities given by Ljubljana architecture. A smaller group of participants uses the repertoire of the courses for group playing or performing with their groups outside Special Courses. All fears about how the integration with the new worlds will turn out must immediately be eliminated. That was proved too many times to still doubt about it. All different, all equal. If there are doubts about the level of younger players please contact us and we can arrange a Skype meeting; or send us a video recording of playing at the recent level.

Recommended hostel: Vila Veselova

The Special Courses are the initiative of Godalkanje.org open source music education in Slovenia. It is a part of the One Music Society activities that are orientated towards sound ecology, equal rights for different music styles and run new economy experiments with music production. In Slovenian, ‘godala’ means ‘bowed string instruments’. Godalkanje courses take place since 2010 with the intention to present as much diversity as possible in order to give string players a lot of opportunities for further investigation. As the founder Bojan Cvetrežnik said, he only found how diverse European violin music is after having worked as a violinist-soloist in Cirque du Soleil, as a principal viola player in the Slovenian National Opera Orchestra, as a member of the BBC awarded progressive group Terrafolk and as the founder of Symbolic Orchestra. Each major violin folk movement (Celtic, Scandinavian, Balkan, Slavic, Romanian, Latin, Alp region…) has hundreds of different violin styles inside, even on very small territories. If we add this to hundreds of years of written music in classical music, traditional and contemporary jazz violin, rock and electronic music, it would be extremely difficult to find a better symbol for the European musical diversity than the violin is.

Of course viola, cello and bass are also commonly used, as well as other bowed instruments (nyckelharpa, kontra, early music instruments…). The courses are mostly run by playing ‘all together’ and with a strong intention to perform publicly as soon as possible, not excluding all the opportunities given by Ljubljana architecture. A smaller group of participants uses the repertoire of the courses for group playing or performing with their groups outside Special Courses. All fears about how the integration with the new worlds will turn out must immediately be eliminated. That was proved too many times to still doubt about it. All different, all equal. If there are doubts about the level of younger players please contact us and we can arrange a Skype meeting; or send us a video recording of playing at the recent level.

 

Godalkanje Special Courses 2014/15

Romanian Violin