Saturday 22 May 11:00 am – 12:30 PM
REGISTER FOR WORKSHOP

This is a live Zoom workshop, but if you can’t attend for any reason (such as your time zone), we will be recording the workshop and making it available to all who register.

The workshop 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 workshop is aimed at both amateur and professional medieval music performers and Renaissance lute players who want to approach plectrum technique.

Main themes covered:

  • Monody and diminutions: Plectrum technique – Ornamentation – Musical analysis of 14th-century Italian monodic repertoire and selected examples from the Codex Faenza.
  • Intabulations: Plectrum-finger technique – Strumming – Intabulation techniques and musical analysis of early 15th-century keyboard repertoire in comparison with the intabulations of the Wolfenbüttel fragment.

PEPPE FRANA
Born in Salerno in 1986, he graduated cum laude in Philosophy at the University Institute “L’Orientale” (Naples). Since a very young age he has had a deep interest in extra-European modal forms of music, especially through the influence of Ross Daly’s music, thereby undertaking the study of Turkish oud and other plucked string instruments in the course of frequent trips to Greece and Turkey, where he has studied with some of the most renowned masters: Yurdal Tokcan, Omer Erdogdular, Murat Aydemir, Daud Khan Sadozai, and Ross Daly himself.
His encounter with members of the Micrologus Ensemble sparked his interest in European Medieval music and plucked lute, and he soon became one of the most appreciated soloists and teachers for this instrument, with a specialization in music from the Italian Trecento.
Between 2013 and 2015 he studied Medieval lute at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis under the guidance of Crawford Young.
Peppe collaborates with numerous performers and musical projects in the domains of early, oriental and folk music, and he performs and teaches widely at international level. He is the artistic director of ‘Labyrinth Italia’