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Symposium 2015

The transmission and teaching of oral tradition music

Part 1 : Feedback from experiences: What questions, what answers, what certainties, what wanderings ?
Part 2 : Wondering about the forms of transmission
Part 3 : What policies for the transmission of oral tradition music

Part 1 : Feedback from experiences: What questions, what answers, what certainties, what wanderings ?

Presentation and opening speech

Many actors of oral tradition music develop methods, places, habits of transmission.
Depending on the social and political realities they choose to create their transmission tools, to integrate their work within institutions or to continue to be part of a local or family process.
Sometimes they also like to cross all these forms.

Does the teaching of these masters serve to give their pupils an understanding ?
To create disciples who will become their associates and competitors in local festivals or on the stages of the world ?
To train other teachers who will maintain a "classical" tradition ?
Do students, disciples or trainees wish to hear truths experiencing their knowledge with a teacher ?
Integrate effectively a profitable musical practice ?

Erik Marchand, singer and pedagogical director of the Drom association
Hoëla Barbedette, musician-teacher at the Poher music school
Fransy Gonzalez-Calvo, msicale trainer and leader of the group of singers Pandereteiras Xiradela (Galicia)
Dizu Plaatjies, lecturer at the University of Cape Town, musician (South Africa)
Yvon Rouget, musician, conservatory teacher and coordinator of SKV, school of traditional music
Marc Clérivet, teacher and coordinator of the traditional music department accompanied by Gael Chauvin, Talabarder singer student at the Pont Supérieur Bretagne Pays de Loire

Wondering about the forms of transmission

Each of these experiences reflects specific realities of transmission related to the social and cultural environment.

The invited researchers whose transmission is the object of central research, will confront these testimonies, their differences of pedagogical approach and the possibility for each one to enrich oneself of the others.

With :
Maurice Courchay, director of the dance department Pont supérieur Bretagne Pays de Loire (moderator)
Lucy Duran, Director, Lecturer in African Music, SOAS University of London
Ingrid Le Gargasson, ethnologist affiliated to the Center for Studies of India and South Asia, co-founder of the Kalasetu association - dissemination of Indian artistic knowledge in France
Gérard Sansevy, professor of education sciences at ESPE in Brittany, researcher at the Research Center on Education, Apprenticeships and Didactics.

3rd Part
What policies for the transmission of oral tradition music ?

At the scale of territories and states, taking into account the forms of transmission of music of oral tradition can be very different.

Do politicians, institutions, give prescriptions ? Do they create observatories ? Do they take into account the specificities of popular cultures (sometimes or often minority) endangered by globalization ?

At different territorial levels we will examine these choices or non-political choices and their impact on the development of music, cultures and societies concerned.

In partnership with Bretagne Culture Diversité

Laurent Aubert, musician and ethnomusicologist, director of the ethnomusicology workshops of Geneva (moderator)
Pierre bois, doctor in ethnomusicology, artistic advisor and label director at the Maison des Cultures du Monde, former member of the Consultative Body of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (UNESCO)
Jean-Michel Le Boulanger, vice-president of culture and cultural practices, Brittany Region
Henri Tournier, flutist, music specialist from North India, professor at Rotterdam-Codarts Conservatory
Christian Hottin, Curator of Heritage, Assistant to the Department of Research and Scientific Policy, General Directorate of Heritage.

This symposium was organized in partnership with Le Quartz, the Brittany (s) World Sounds collective, the City of Brest, The General Council of Finistere, The Brittany Region, the DRAC Bretagne, the FAMDT, Brittany culture diversity, the Pont-Supérieur Bretagne- Pays de Loire, the Conservatory of Music and Dance of Brest, the LABERS and the Master 2 Management of the performing arts / University of Western Brittany, UFR Lettres, Languages ​​and Human Sciences.

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