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IITM 50me Anniversaire

In November 2013, the Alain Daniélou Foundation celebrated the 50th anniversary of the foundation of the International Institute for Traditional Music (IITM) in Berlin by Alain Daniélou. A two-days event was held at the MusikSalon of the Ethnologische Museum in Berlin. The first evening was dedicated to Indian Classical Music, including a round table and concert by Indian musician Ashok Pathak. While the second evening featured a kaleidoscopic view on musical developments with a strong base in the tradition, starting with a concert homage to Alain Daniélou by Werner Durand and Amelia Cuni, leading gradually to contemporary forms and rounded up by a DJ, using traditional material.

The two-days programme:

Thursday, November 14th 2013

6 pm
Roundtable Discussion about the Situation of traditional music today, 17 years after the closing down of the Institute for Traditional Music in Berlin in 1996.
Participants: Prof. Dr. Lars Christian Koch (Director of the Musikethnologie, Medien-Technik und Berliner Phonogramm-Archiv, Ethnologisches Museum), Johannes Theurer (Gesellschaft fuer trad.Musik ev. Berlin), Prof. Dr. Tiago de Oliveira Pinto (Institute of Musicology, The LISZT School of Music Weimar & Friedrich Schiller University Jena), Detlef Diederichsen (Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Director of Dept. for Music, Dance & Theatre), Ion de la Riva Guzmán de Frutos (Ex-General Director Alain Daniélou Foundation : India-Europe Foundation for New Dialogues), Sandeep Bhagwati (Composer, Faculty of Fine Arts at Concordia University, Montreal/Canada)

8 pm North Indian Ragas in Dhrupad- and Khyal-Style
Pandit Ashok Pathak, surbahar & sitar
Sandip Bhattacharya, tabla
Shamika Pathak, tanpura

Friday, November 15, 2013
8 pm clock homage to Alain Daniélou
Amelia Cuni, singing, tanpura, mirliton
Werner Durand, homemade and adapted instruments, Elektronika
Ray Kaczynski, mridangam, percussion
Federico Sanesi, tabla, pakhawaj, percussion
– followed by a Dj performance