Amine Beyhom, a musicologist specializing in maqām music (arabo-turkish-persian music) and traditional European music, plays the oud and the fretless guitar. His cultural background in both Eastern and traditional Western music underlies the theme of the conference: the role of modality as a bridge between East and West.
Erik Marchand, who is a singer, a researcher, and the educational director of the DROM association, is also a prominent performer of contemporary Breton music, a type of music which has an almost philosophical dimension to its evolution and rich musical diversity. Through songs as much as through words, he will share his knowledge of the particular rules used in the interpretation of Breton music: scale, rhythm, variation, etc.
Time and venue to be assigned.