Fifth Boston Byzantine Music Festival

Greek Folk and Contemporary Music (Jazz and Chamber)

Date: Mar 24, 2018 Time: 11:00 AM–11:50 AM Location: Hellenic College Holy Cross Building: Archbishop Iakovos Library Reading Room Address: 50 Goddard Ave Brookline, MA 02445-7415 REGISTER (Registration closes March 23)

Jazz pianist and composer Lefteris Kordis discusses techniques for composing original contemporary music rooted in Eastern Mediterranean folk music traditions.

This lecture-style workshop will focus on composing original contemporary music rooted in Eastern Mediterranean folk music traditions, particularly the musical traditions of Greece. Topics to be discussed include Eastern Mediterranean modes and western harmony, microtones, the dance element, improvisation as a ‘taxim’ and as a jazz solo, music as cultural identity in the era of globalization, and music as a diplomatic tool.

The workshop assumes prior basic knowledge of jazz and western European music theory and practice.

Seating is limited. Advanced registration required. Registration closes March 23 at 12:00 PM.