International symposium and workshop

SYMPOSIUM AND WORKSHOP
Silay Civic Center, Silay City, Philippines / 6-8 November 2018

Theme: “Plucked String Music: Evolutions”

As part of the 5th International Rondalla / Plucked String Music Festival, a Symposium-Workshop with the theme “Plucked String Music: Evolutions” will be held at the Silay Civic Center in Silay City, Philippines, on 6-8 November 2018. This Symposium-Workshop will feature special lectures on organology and performance of different plucked string music traditions in the world, workshops on instrument-making and care by local and foreign luthiers, and lecture demonstrations by performing groups from the Festival.

The Symposium-Workshop aims to impart knowledge on the history as well as current developments in different plucked string music cultures and provide resources for teaching and performing plucked string music.

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PROGRAM

Day 1
SYMPOSIUM
6 November 2018
8:00 am REGISTRATION
9:00am-9:30am OPENING
Welcoming Remarks
Opening Remarks
Symposium-Workshop overview
9:30am-10:45am LECTURE 1
The Plucked String: A Diverse Phenomenon
in the Musical Traditions of the World’s Cultures

RAMON P. SANTOS (Philippines)
10:45am-11:00am Snacks
11:00am-12:15pm LECTURE 2
Title
YIZHAR KARSHON (Israel)
12:15pm-1:00pm LUNCH
1:00pm-2:15pm LECTURE 3
The endongo (bowl lyre) of the Baganda of Central Uganda:
Evolution in the performance, functionality, and significance
GEORGE KITAKA (Uganda)
2:15pm-2:30pm Snacks
2:30pm-3:45pm LECTURE 4
New Acoustic Bracing System for Bamboo Kacapi Zither
ENDO SUANDA (Indonesia)
3:45pm-4:00pm Snacks
4:00pm-5:15pm LECTURE 5
Luthiery in the Philippines: Roots, Innovation, and Direction
NATHAN MANIMTIM, CRISRON LUCAS (Philippines)

 

Day 2
WORKSHOP
LECTURE DEMONSTRATION
7 November 2018
Day 3
WORKSHOP
LECTURE DEMONSTRATION
8 November 2018
8:30am-4:30pm

Lunch
12:00pm-1:00pm

Snacks
10:00am-10:15am

3:00pm-3:15pm

WORKSHOP 1
Instrument Making in Spain
Master Luthier MANUEL CACERES (Spain)
WORKSHOP 2
Rondalla Instrument-Making
and Care
Luthier JAY SARITA (Philippines)
4:45pm-5:15pm LECTURE DEMONSTRATION 1
Performance techniques of the EISHAN ENSEMBLE (Iran)
LECTURE DEMONSTRATION 3
Performance techniques
PRASARNMIT (Thailand)
5:15pm-5:45pm LECTURE DEMONSTRATION 2
Performance techniques of the sitar and tabla
MALVICA CHOPRA and
MUTHU KUMAR (India)
LECTURE DEMONSTRATION 4
Performance techniques of SPRING BAND (Vietnam)

 

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