Juminkeko-Säätiö
Runolaulu-Akatemia
Sommelo

Sommelo
Kainuuntie 99
88900 KUHMO

p. 044 250 1396
sommelo@runolaulu.fi

Seminars

Great songs

Thursday 30th June

11.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m., Kuhmo Arts Centre, Pajakka Hall

Free admission

Lecturers: MuT (Doctor of Music) Pekka Huttu-Hiltunen, researcher-musician Brigitte Kloareg (France), researcher Valentina Mironova, researcher Vera Shvetsova, researcher Julia Kovyrshina and researcher Vu Hoang Hieu.

Shepherd’s instruments

Friday 1st July, 12.00 midday – 1.45 p.m.

Kuhmo Arts Centre, Pajakka Hall

Free admission

Lecturers: MuT (Doctor of Music) Rauno Nieminen, musician Pekka Westerholm, researcher Dmitry Dyomin, researcher Alevtina Voytovich and researcher-musician Nguyen Vu Lan.

Sami music

Saturday 2nd July, 12.00 midday – 1.45 p.m.

Kuhmo Arts Centre, Pajakka Hall

Free admission

Lecturers: FM (Master of Arts) Marko Jouste, researcher Maria Sevastyanova and researcher Galina Karpova.

In the summer of 2011, in connection with the Sommelo Festival, the Runosong Academy will organise a whole-day seminar on Thursday 30th June, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on the theme of Great Songs, and two shorter seminars on 1st and 2nd July from noon till 1.45 p.m. The themes of those days will be Shepherd’s Instruments (Friday 1st July) and the Sami Music (Saturday 2nd July).

The seminar on the Great Songs will discuss the traditions and cultural significance of the narrative songs. The seminar lecturers come from different parts of the world, including Vietnam, Brittany, Finland and Russia, and possibly from other European countries, too. The seminar is part of the cooperation between the ERDF funded project for founding the Runosong Academy and the Leader funded project of European Oral Singing Traditions. The shorter seminars consist of one or two presentations and a joint discussion.

The seminars will go into their themes through the specialists’ scientific but popularized presentations and practical demonstrations. Simultaneous interpretation of the presentations and discussions will be provided between the Finnish and Russian languages (and possibly into French) and whispered interpretation into English. The seminars will be held in the Pajakka Hall of the Kuhmo Arts Centre, with free admission.

These seminars belong to a series of seminars organised by the Runosong Academy, and will also be included in a seminar publication. The participants of the seminars will have the possibility to get this publication posted to their address at the cost of postage.