January 31st/2 February 2020 – Medieval lute seminar

January 31st/2 February 2020 – Medieval lute seminar

Teacher: Peppe Frana

FRI January 31st  4:00-7:00 pm , SAT 1/02 10:00 am-1:00 pm / 3:00-6:00 pm, SUN 2/02 10:00 am-1:00 pm

The seminar will offer an overview of the plectrum-lute repertoire with a comparative approach to the plectrum technique of extra-european plucked chordophones such as oud, afghan robab, tanbur etc.

The seminar is aimed at professionals and amateur medieval music performers and renaissance lute players who want to approach plectrum technique.

First module

Monody and diminutions: Plectrum technique – Ornamentation – Musical analysis of IV century Italian monodic repertoire and selected examples from Codex Faenza.

Second module

Intabulations: Plectrum-finger technique – Strumming – Intabulation techniques and musical analysis of early XV century keyboard repertoire in comparison with the intabulations of Wolfenbuttel fragment.

Peppe Frana

Passionate from a young age about rock music from America and overseas, he quickly became the nightmare of the best electric guitar teachers in the area. At 20 he was dazzled by interest in modal music from outside Europe thanks to the work of Ross Daly and took up the study of Turkish oud and other cordophones played with a plectrum, making frequent trips to Greece and Turkey. There he visited some of the most renowned maestros: Yurdal Tokcan, Omer Erdogdular, Murat Aydemir, Daud Khan Sadozai and Ross Daly himself. A meeting with the members of Ensemble Micrologus inspired his interest in European medieval music and in plectrum lute. He quickly became one of the most appreciated soloists and teachers specialising in Italian trecento repertoire. 2013 he has been studying medieval lute at the Schola Cantorum in Basel Switzerland under the guidance of Crawford Young, marking his first experience of academic music study. He has an honours degree in philosophy from the Istituto Universitario Orientale in Naples. He regularly works with many artists and musical projects in the world of early, eastern and non-classical music, his flourishing artistic activities mean he has performed in the most prestigious festivals both in Italy and around the world.

FEE: €. 100

info: giuseppe.frana@gmail.com