Post Conference Report, INASE and CSCC Conferences, Zakynthos Island, Greece, July 16-20, 2015
More than 1450 submitted papers, only 626 were accepted and from them we included about 500 in the program. The names of the reviewers exist in every volume of the conference Proceedings.The following Video was sent to us by Prof. Radek Němec.
It focuses on the Backdrop of the Conference plus on the Banquet, Cultural Activities and Excursion.
For the Academic / Scientific Part see photos below, while for the program visit: http://inase.org/program.doc
Program: http://inase.org/program.docConferences were Co-Organized and Co-Sponsored by three important universities:
Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria,
Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy and
University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania
Invited Plenary Speakers
Update: September 3, 2015
Photos from the Session of Diana Gorun
Cultural Activities - Banquet
Cultural Activities - A' Part - "Nisiotika" (=Songs of Islands). July 18, 2015. Banquet - INASE Conferences in Zakynthos Island, Greece, July 16-20, 2015
Nisiotika [Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nisiotika ]
Nisiotika (Greek: νησιώτικα) is the name of the songs and dances of Greek islands including a variety of Greek styles, played by ethnic Greeks in Greece, Cyprus, Australia, the United States and elsewhere.
The Aegean Islands have a well known folk dance tradition, which comes from the dances of ancient Greece like: syrtos, sousta and ballos. The lyre is the dominant folk instrument and other like laouto, violin, askomandoura with Greek characteristics vary widely. In the Aegean, the violin and the Cretan lyra are very widespread Greek musical instruments.
v Famous representative musicians and performers of Nisiotika include: Mariza Koch as credited with reviving the field in the 1970s, Yiannis Parios, Domna Samiou, the Konitopouloi family (including Giorgos Konitopoulos, Vangelis Konitopoulos, Eirini Konitopoulou, Nasia and Stella Konitopoulou) and others.
There are also prominent elements of Cretan music on the Dodecanese Islands and Cyclades.
Greek folk dances of Nisiotika include:
Karavas (dance) of Naxos
Pirgousikos of Chios
Cultural Activities - B' Part - Rebetiko Night. July 18, 2015. Banquet - INASE Conferences in Zakynthos Island, Greece, July 16-20, 2015
Although nowadays treated as a single genre, rebetiko is, musically speaking, a synthesis of elements of European music, the music of the various areas of the Greek mainland and the Greek islands, Greek Orthodox ecclesiastical chant, often referred to as Byzantine music, and the modal traditions of Ottoman art music and café music
Smyrna style trio: K. Lambros, R. Eskenazi, A. Tomboulis (Athens, 1930) The melodies of most rebetiko songs are thus often considered to follow one or more dromoi (δρόμοι) (Greek for 'roads' or 'routes'; singular is dromos (δρόμος). The names of the dromoi are derived in all but a few cases from the names of various Turkish modes, also known as makam.
However, the majority of rebetiko songs have been accompanied by instruments capable of playing chords according to the Western harmonic system, and have thereby been harmonized in a manner which corresponds neither with conventional European harmony, nor with Ottoman art music, which is a monophonic form normally not harmonized. Furthermore, rebetika has come to be played on instruments tuned in equal temperament, in direct conflict with the more complex pitch divisions of the makam system
During the later period of the rebetiko revival there has been a cultural entente between Greek and Turkish musicians, mostly of the younger generations. One consequence of this has been a tendency to overemphasize the makam aspect of rebetiko at the expense of the European components and, most significantly, at the expense of perceiving and problematizing this music's truly syncretic nature.
However it is important to note in this context that a considerable proportion of the rebetiko repertoire on Greek records until 1936 was not dramatically different, except in terms of language and musical "dialect", from Smyrneika or Ottoman café music (played by musicians of various ethnic backgrounds). This portion of the recorded repertoire was played almost exclusively on the instruments of Smyrneika/Ottoman café music, such as kanonaki, santouri, politikí lyra (gr. πολίτικη λύρα), tsimbalo (gr. τσίμπαλο, actually identical with the Hungarian cimbalom), and clarinet.
Photos from our Boat Tour on Monday, July 20, 2015
The Full Day Boat Tour with 39 conference participants sailed to the Shipwreck beach and the famous "Blue Caves" of the island where we had about 2 hours swimming etc...