Recording traditional instrument players of Κea to safeguard, preserve and promote traditional music as intangible cultural heritage
KEA

Recording traditional instrument players of Κea to safeguard, preserve and promote traditional music as intangible cultural heritage

ORGANIZATION

Municipal Public Benefit Organization Of Kea

PROGRAM DURATION

May 2023 - October 2023 (6 months)

The island of Kea has contributed to the traditional music of Greece by offering excellent instrumentalists and musicians, who have been influenced by both sea and land musical traditions. The funded program prioritizes the recording of the remaining traditional musicians of Kea who have developed a special and diverse way of playing, with the aim of recording, saving and promoting it.

Within the framework of the program, high-fidelity recording, combined with high-quality filming and audio capture will be performed, for the creation of ten (10) standalone short documentaries featuring the remaining elderly instrument players of the island. These short documentaries will showcase their virtuoso playing, include brief personal interviews and explore their interpretation of specific songs, along with sharing old stories from celebrations and traditional festivals. Efforts will be made to record the instrumentalists in iconic landmarks of Kea. Special attention will be given to the selection of recording locations, ensuring that they not only meet production requirements but also showcase the diversity of sounds and biodiversity present in the environment. This approach will serve as a legacy for further study and promotion of these elements, while also raising questions, through the principles of acoustic ecology, about the overall degradation of the environment.