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Dear Music Village friends and colleagues,

We hope you are all healthy and safe in the first place!

This period has been a big challenge for our reflection to emergency worldwide. Important human values have become visible to a great number of people again and reconsideration of what is worth doing in life has acquired its proper significance.

Music Village has paid a great respect to people, artists, music lovers wishing to be and create together since its very beginning!

Considering the present circumstances in addition to the safety measures that have been scheduled for the coming summer, we are happy to say that Music Village 2020 is still on! We are sure that only minor changes will have to be made and none of it will have to do with the already announced programme.
We are also very happy to tell you that application forms are at your disposal again from tomorrow onwards!
Just refrain from sending us the workshop fee for the moment so as to assure that every detail will be working as it must!

For the moment, surf around our website!
Read the workshops description and pick up the one you like to attend!

We will be back very soon with all the necessary information you may need to finalise your application for this year’s special Music Village!!!

Best regards,
The Music Village team


August 2020
Aghios Lavrentios Pelion Greece

It is the 14th year that Music Village transforms the medieval village of Aghios Lavrentios to a site of artistic creativity, music making and education. Since 2006, people from all over the world have been setting their annual gathering to exchange ideas, play music, dance, get inspired and get to know themselves better! All these, in a natural habitat of an unspoken beauty!

Music Village is organised by arTree, a non profit civil partnership, in collaboration with the Municipality of Volos and the Local Community of Aghios Lavrentios and the Holy Metropolis of Demetriada.

This summer, arTree is happy to announce a series of workshops related to world music, jazz, film and theatre scoring, improvisation, dance, theatre, somatics and event management. Twenty two coordinators coming from the field of music, theatre, dance, performance art, art science and music production will take over this year's activities.

On the same time, Music Village holds concerts and performances every evening together with all the spontaneous events that come up out of everyone’s inspiration and group jamming!

Also, have in mind that this year, together with the existing hotel facilities there will be a hostel site available to those wishing to share a place with a group of people at the most reasonable price. You may find all the useful information about it, in the website listed at the end of the page.

Added on your own spontaneous artistic gatherings, two weekly periods full of acts, workshops and concerts will take place as follows:

18-24 August 2020

Root and Stem - perpetual momentum
Coordination: Yuko Kaseki (Japan/Berlin)

Behind the Mask
Coordination: Simos Kakalas

Meditation in Movement and in Stillness
Coordination: Yorgos Fotiadis, Marianna Astraka

Effect devices: A known unknown universe
Coordination: Jannis Anastasakis

Big Band Theory
Workshop for Jazz bands
Coordination: Christos Rafalides

Music on Stage - Making music for other performing arts and pictures in motion
Coordination: Periklis Liakakis

Workshop on Free Vocal Impovisation
Coordination: Savina Yannatou

25-31 August 2020

Introduction to Indian classical dance Bharata Natyam and Indian culture: theory and practice
Coordination: Leda Shantala

Music of the words – Music as words
Coordination: Katerina Fotinaki - Evi Filippou

The secrets of Greek folk clarinet
Technique, repertoire, tunings, cultural connotations
Coordination: Manos Achalinotopoulos

The music form of «Sarki» from Instanbul in pre-war rebetiko
Coordination: Evgenios Voulgaris

Saga, Spoken word and improvisation in the music of Ponto
Giannis Tsanasidis (Pontian lyre, composition)
Natassa Tsakiridou (Song)

Polyphonic Body: The Radiant Storyteller
Coordination: Julianna Bloodgood & Rafał Habel

Makam Improvisation
Coordination: Nikos Paraoulakis

Music Industry: Twenty-Twenty
A workshop on music industry and event management
Coordination: Andreas Trachonitis