Street performances

Street performances

Actuaciones a pié de calle

Conciertos & Live Acts

Conciertos & Live Acts

Every nights

Naturaleza

Naturaleza

Dos zonas de Baño. Two swimming zones.

 Conciertos & Live Acts

Conciertos & Live Acts

Todas las noches

Frías

Frías

Una ciudad medieval anclada en el medievo. A medieval town frozen in the middle age.

Bandas Itinerantes

Bandas Itinerantes

Itinerant Bands

Efrén López is a Spanish multiinstrumentalist, composer, producer and sound engineer, has performance in renowned Festivals from Europe, north Africa, Middle East, China and America.

 

He has participated in more than 60 records, besides he work like teacher he has given composition courses about modal music in Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Italy and Portugal.

 

During the meeting WIM2014 he will give a 6 days (25h) of an intensive course which purpose is to experience in the modal music field which doesn’t use any harmony, and bases its structure in certain scales, rules and aesthetics movements and very specific and well-defined ornamentations

 

 

The course is oriented to musicians with a basic level of any melodic or percussion instrument.

Singers can join the course playing another instrument. Is not essential but recommended know how to read scores.

 

The Course

 

The purpose is to experience in the modal music field, which doesn’t use any harmony, and bases its structure in certain scales, rules and aesthetics movements and very specific and well-defined ornamentations. From here, you will analyze pieces where those systems have been used for: Greek, Turkish, Iranian, Arabic, Azeri, Indian, Afghan music and many more, both melodic/intervallic and rhythmic aspects. From the analysis of all the knowledge we can create our own compositions, arrangements and improvisations with the intervals, the asimetric rhythms and other unusual elements in the European traditions.

 

 

The basic elements we will work with:

 

 

Introduction to Turkish Makam, closely related to the Arabic Makam, the Persian Dastgah and the Byzantine Ihoi, studying some aspects: Uşşak, Beyati, Hüseyni, Karciğar, Muhayyer, Muhayyer Kürdi, Isfahan, Buselik, Hicaz, Hümayün, Uzzal, Şehnaz, Şedd-i Araban, Kürdi, Dügâh, Bestenigar, Sabâ, Sabâ Zemzeme, Segah, Müstear, Hüzzam, Evç, Evçara, Acem Aşiran, Acem Kürdi, Sultâniyegâh, Ferahfeza, Rast, Pençgâh, Mahur, Nihavend, Neveser, Nikriz, Hicazkar, Kürdilihicazkâr, Suz-i Dil…

 

 

Introduction to Raga, modal system used mainly in the India, Afghanistan and Pakistan. Raga(s): Yaman, Meg, Chandrakauns, Malkauns, Marwa, Bhairavi, Khamaj, Ahir Bhairav, Bhopali, Basan Mukhari, Jog, Puriya Kalian, Darbari Kanada, Piloo, Pahari, Teelang, Kirwani, Puriya Kalian, Bhimpalasi, Todi, Madhuvanti...

 

Rhythmology: basic knowledge of the Ottoman Usul and Aksak’s rhythm structures or the asymmetric rhythms from the Balkans, Turkey and Greece (5/8, 7/8, 9/8, 10/8, 11/16, 13/16, 15/16...).

 

Introduction to the Indian rhythm Tala.

 

The course is oriented to musicians with a basic level of any melodic or percussion instrument.

Singers can join the course playing another instrument. Is not essential but recommended know how to read scores.

It’s allowed to record audio and video during all the course.

As an advice, bring a percussion instrument.

 

 

Efrén López   
 

www.efrenlopez.net

 

Efrén lopez is a Spanish multiinstrumentalist, composer, producer and sound engineer, he has founded many bands (L’Ham de Foc, Evo, Trio Petrakis / López / Chemirani, Aman Aman and Sabir) and also collaborated with lots of classic & roots music bands (Ross Daly & Labyrinth, Daud Khan Ensemble, Oni Wytars, Via Artis Konsort, Capella de Minister, Carles Dénia, Göksel Baktagir, María del Mar Bonet…).

He approaches to a traditional and medieval repertory studying modal music through the hands of great masters from Greece, Turkey, Afghanistan and India (Ross Daly, Necati Çelik, Yurdal Tokcan, Erkan Oğur, Erol Parlak, Daud Khan Sadozai, Mohammed Rahim Khusnawaz, Mehmet Erenler, Erdal Erzincan, Ajoy Chakrabakhti...).

 

He has performance in renowned Festivals from Europe, north Africa, Middle East, China and America. He has participated in more than 60 records. As sound engineer, arranger and produced he has worked with L’Ham de Foc, Kelly Thoma, Evo, Petrakis / López / Chemirani, Aman Aman and Sabir and many more. Besides that, as a teacher he has given composition courses about modal music in Spain, Greece, Cyprus, Italy and Portugal.

Modal music: Composition, improvisation and musical arrangements