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The Microtonal Guitar | Workshop Erasmus 8-9-10 ottobre 2019

The Microtonal Guitar
Prof. Jürgen Ruck and Dr. Hansjörg Ewert

The conference "Microtonality on Guitar" is partly based on research and experiences in the context of "GuitarPlus Microtonal", an International Summer School which took place in August 2017 in Wuerzburg.
In this intercultural project with participants from Basel, Istanbul, Aarhus, Helsinki and Wuerzburg, the potential of the guitar with movable frets was explored and tried out practically in different directions: For example by performing old music in historic tunings, Turkish maqams with their typical microtonal scales and (last but not least) new music especially commissioned for/with the “Microtonal Guitar”.
The guitar with movable frets, as developed first by the German guitar builder Vogt as a tool to improve the tempered tuning on guitar and later further developed by Prof. Tolgahan Çoğulu (Istanbul Technical University), allows to realize non-tempered tunings in a very flexible way. It will be possible to observe and try such instruments during the workshop.
The workshop subjects start from the physical fundaments of microtonality, the history of microtonal guitars up to examples of its use in old music and new music.
 
The present Erasmus project avails itself of the collaboration with the guitar and lute classes of the Florence Conservatory and takes up the Conference "Music and science: Il Fronimo di Vincenzo Galilei, 1568-2018" of the Museo Galileo in Florence in 2018.
 
Prof. Jürgen RUCK and Dr. Hansjörg EWERT
Hochschule für Musik Würzburg

 

 

8th October 2019 h 18.00
Concert hall Buonumore "Pietro Grossi: Contemporary Guitar Music for Solo and more guitars

Students and teachers of Hochschule für Musik Würzburg

guitars: Philipp Schiepek, Juergen Ruck, Eduard Hausauer, Philipp-Manuel Arnold, Moritz Beck, Clemer Andreotti, Silas Bischoff, Aydin Pfeiffer, Ana Rocio Lama Benitez, Bettina Schmidt, Moritz Beck, Martin Dressler, Mauricio Galeano, Vojtech Jelinek, Eduard Hausauer
works: Fred Frith, Tristan Murail, Onur Türkmen, Luciano Berio, Joachim Schneider, Brian Ferneyhough, Enis Gümüş
(scarica il programma a fondo pagina)

9th October: Microtonality on the guitar
aula 18 sede centrale Conservatorio h 9.30-13.30

Lectures and discussions

- Juergen Ruck (Wuerzburg): Microtonality on the guitar (ways to produce it, examples of important works etc)
- Joachim FW Schneider (Wuerzburg): “Flowing Grids - Joachim FW Schneider's sixth tone quartet Pixel
- Hansjoerg Ewert/Juergen Ruck (Wuerzburg): “Maqam-based compositions for microtonal guitars”
- Francesco Cuoghi (Florence), Alois Haba and the micro tonalities for guitar

10th October: Vincenzo Galilei – Fronimo and related subjects
aula 18 sede centrale Conservatorio h 9.30-13.30

Lectures and discussions

- Natacha Fabbri (Museo Galileo):  The legacy of Vincenzo Galilei in Early Modern Natural Philosophy
- Donata Bertoldi (Florence): The figure of Vincenzo Galilei in Florence
- Dr. Hansjoerg Ewert/Juergen Ruck: Io mi son giovinetta by Ferrabosco – context of an exemplification” (Searching for the reasons, why Galilei chose this madrigal for the teaching scene in Fronimo, comparison of different intabulations and re-workings of the madrigal (especially Palestrina’s parody mass)
- Ya’qub El-Khaled: Fantasias sopra ‘Anchor che col partire’ – a comparison between the compositions of Vincenzo Galilei and Melchior Neusidler”
- Giovanni Mellone (Florence):The temperament in the lute at the time of V. Galilei *

*Classe di liuto di Francesco Romano Conservatorio L.Cherubuni di Firenze

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Organizzazione info:

- Ufficio Produzione, prof.ssa Ludovica Punzi, Conservatorio L.Cherubini di Firenze
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- prof. Leonardo De Lisi Erasmus Coordinator
Erasmus code: I – Firenze04 - email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

- Conservatorio L.Cherubini di Firenze, P.zza Belle Arti, 2
Piazza delle Belle Arti 2 - 50122 Firenze
Tel. +39 055 298 9311

 

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