Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre

NordTrad International Seminar

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International Projects coordinated by LMTA

International Seminar on the Theory and Practice of Ethnical Music NordTrad
Dates: 14–21 April 2013
Venues: Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, concert halls in Vilnius

The International Seminar on the Theory and Practice of Ethnical Music NordTrad is an annual event of the international NordPlus network of folklore music division, which has been held in different countries since 1996. During the seminar students learn about folklore traditions of other countries, make presentations about their own countries, perform joint concerts etc. The subject of this year’s seminar is Harmony: In And Beyond Sound. The focus is on the oldest European musical traditions, singing and playing music and Lithuanian glees, which were included in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity of UNESCO in 2011. The organisers will invite the public to come to open lectures and concerts where the most prominent ensembles of Lithuanian folklore and foreign lecturers will take part; programmes created jointly by students will be presented during this international seminar.

NordTrad is the only live opportunity to get to know the traditional music of the Nordic and Baltic countries and to learn about its contemporary forms. The variety of traditional music will be revealed through practical exercises, lectures and concerts by the best masters of ethnical music of seven different countries, namely musicians and teachers. One the most attractive occupations of NordTrad is the common creative projects of students of all the countries and their presentation at the final concert. Ethnomusicologists of the LMTA, proud of the unique Lithuanian sutartinės, this year offered a subject according to the concept of harmony through the perspective of sutartinės – Harmony: In And Beyond Sound. Special attention will be paid to sutartinės: These will be taught to students to be sung at the exposition of archaeology of the National Museum, – Prof. Dr. Daiva Vyčinienė, head of the Department of Ethnomusicology of the LMTA, reveals.

Participants: Southern Denmark Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts, Royal Academy of Music in Orhus, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, University of Tartu Viljandi Culture Academy, Jāzeps Vītols Latvian Academy of Music, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, Norwegian Academy of Music, Ole Bull Academy, Stord/Haugesynd University College, Telemark University College, Rauland, Central Ostrobothnia University of Applied Sciences, North Karelia University of Applied Sciences, Novia University of Applied Sciences, Sibelius Academy, Ingesund College of Music, Malmӧ Academy of Music, Royal College of Music in Stockholm, Academy of Music and Drama, University of Gothenburg

Organiser: Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre
Partners: higher music schools of the Scandinavian and Baltic countries, network of ethnical music NordTrad of the NordPlus programme
Admission to the public events of the project is free