On a rare visit to the UK, the French and cosmopolitan master of the oud and the flamenco guitar, Marc Loopuyt, will share his knowledge and his craft with the public in three distinct though related events:
• Wed. 25 September: “A Living History of the Oud, its Form & Sound,” performance and lecture at the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts (event held at the Hallam Conference Centre, Marylebone), London.
>> The next two events in London and in Cambridge will include workshops, giving the rare opportunity to learn first-hand from a traditional master of stringed instruments and musical theory and practice. Participants are already registering from all over the UK; please make sure you book your attendance in advance.
• Fri. 27 September: “Music of the Three Andalusias”, workshop and lecture at the Warburg Institute, Bloomsbury, London.
• Tue. 1 October: “Mirroring Musical Traditions of the Two Andalusias”, workshop and lecture for the Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge, Cambridge.
In addition to countless live performances and a book on the oud, Marc Loopuyt has a fascinating discography, including his own recordings and also, as a producer, a number of volumes for the famous “Ocora–Musiques du Monde” collection. Here are some links to video clips of Marc’s performances and courses:
• Duo de oud.