The East-West Ensemble plays traditional music originating in the West and the East, as well as music stemming from everywhere in between. The melodies are learned by ear in a structured manner while we explore the typical style in which they are played, their ornaments and their accompaniments. We focus on the way we perform together as a group, while improvising. We mix elements from different traditions. At the end of the year we present the repertoire in various concerts.
The apprenticeship is open to all instruments except drums and percussion. We request that you have a couple of years’ experience in playing your instrument. For instruments that will be in charge of the accompanyment, we require a basic knowledge of chords, harmony. Please be so kind as to get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any doubts or questions, we will put you in touch with the instructors!
There is a special prize (100€/cycle or 250€/year) for students who follow the East-West Ensemble and the Balfolk ensemble or the Eastern violin class. Send an email to email@example.com for more information.
Damla Aydin started playing music when she was ten years old. She studied both Turkish and Western classical music at the ITU (Istanbul Technical University Turkish Music State Conservatory) for sixteen years. Aydin has developed unique techniques on the cello, in order to express the authenticity of Turkish music. She has a great understanding of the history and feeling of Maqam music. Her repertoire includes Turkish classical and folk music. Having had private classes with many well-known Turkish music composers, she has a solid understanding about improvisation (Taksim) techniques. She has been sharing her experience with her students for ten years. She has been living, and developing her music projects, in Belgium for two years.
Jonas Malfliet (website) plays the piano and accordion, and feels at home in many music styles. He toured with world music orchestras such as Les Busiciens, Olla Vogala and Transpiradansa in Europe, China, Congo and South Africa. He plays with Shalan Alhamwy in Damast Duo, is part of Jiraan, and is the pianist of the Radio 2 program De Rechtvaardige Rechters. He is also an experienced teacher, taught at many music internships (Ethno, AKDT) and also supervises the Muziekpublique ensemble balfolk.
Come and discover this course during the free session on Thursday 23 September 2021, from 7:30pm to 9 pm.
Ensemble (10 courses/cycle)
Thursday: 19h30 – 21h00
Registration is required from the second course of the cycle. Sign up before 1 October 2021 and pay 10 euros less!
If necessary the teacher can vary the calendar in consultation with the course members.
€130,00 – €310,00