Theoria and Praxis of the Psaltic Art: Byzantine Rhythmopoeia (IV Congress)

Venue: “Parnassos” Literary Society

Location: Athens, Greece

Event Date/Time: Dec 08, 2009 End Date/Time: Dec 11, 2009
Registration Date: Sep 30, 2009
Early Registration Date: Sep 20, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Sep 30, 2009
Paper Submission Date: Dec 08, 2009
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The 4th International Confe-rence is going to be organized by the Institute of Byzantine Musicol¬ogy, this year, 2009, 8-11 of December, in Athens, always with main theme “Theory and Praxis of the Psaltic Art”.
The convocation of this IV Conference and the composition of its thematic scope are carried out in collaboration with the Federation of the Associations of the Hieropsaltes of Greece (OMSIE), with the organizational support of the Synodic Committee on the Ecclesiastic Art and Music, and with the benediction of the Archbishop of Athens and all Greece Hieronymus.
This 4th Conference, following the three previous, maintains the dual character emphasizing on the musicological and psaltic-artistic aspects. This plan invites all scientists and psaltes-musico-logists and all psaltes-artists to participate and allows the selection of four or five Choirs from Greece and other homodox countries.
Under the fundamental thematic axis, ‘Theoria and Praxis of the Psaltic Art’, the goal of the present Conference is the investigation of the specific theme:
“The Genera of the Hellenic (Byzantine) Rhythmopoeia”
and current
Psaltic Subjects

organization - outline
The Conference will take place in Athens, in the building of the “Parnassos” Literary Society, during the period 8-13 December 2009, according to the following general outline:
 Tuesday, 8 December 2009
Formal commencement – Psaltic performance – Reception

 Wednesday 9 – Friday 11 December 2009
A thematic unit: “The dactylicon and iambicon genera”, and
B thematic unit: “The paionicon genus and the other Rhythms”
morning: specific scientific announcements or short presentations
afternoon: specific scientific announcements or short presentations
evening: psaltic performance

C thematic unit: Psaltic Subjects
Conference presentations and discussion
evening: psaltic performance

 Sunday 13 December 2009
Festive Divine Liturgy

invitation –call for papers
Scholars and researchers in the fields of the theory and practice of the Psaltic Art, university instructors, musicologists and chanters who are involved in any area of the Conference’s themology are invited to participate.

Participation regards either the presentation of scientific announcements lasting 20 minutes during the Α, B, C thematic units, or short presentations lasting about 7 minutes. During the evening sessions the utilization of graphics, posters –i.e. photographs of manuscripts, tables of theoretical clarification,bibliographical information, etc. Furthermore, the participation of chanters, musicians and those interesting in participating in the discussion groups of the Conference is highly encouraged.
The submission of the registration form is required for all types of participation in the Conference. Clearly state the title of the announcement, as well as the type of presentation material needed. The registration form must be received by the Organizational Committee by 30 September 2009 and may be submitted by post or electronically at the following addresses:
Institute of Byzantine Musicology of the Church of Greece Io. Gennadiou 14, 115 21 Athens - Greece, and .

For a speech request please send an abstract in Greek or English of a maximum of 300 words, attached to the registration form.