Simone Mongelli

🇮🇹 Italiy | 🇬🇷 Greece

MA in "Music Anthropology", Italy, degree in "Traditional Percussions", Greece. His musical interests span from Mediterranean tradition to free improvisation and more. Besides more than 10 personal recordings, hundreds of live and studio collaborations in Europe and USA, in the fields of theatre, musical, visual arts, dance, he has won prizes as a musician in Italy and Greece. Dealing with Body Music since 2007, he has developed a very personal language, rooted in his knowledge of traditional rhythms and sounds. He created Bodyterranean, an album and a music show based exclusively on sounds from the body. He teaches percussion and body music in several countries.

Level: Intermediate

05:00 to 06:30 PM Time Slot 2

Body awareness and Mediterranean oral tradition

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  • Body consciousness: coordination, brain/body relationship, concentration, grounding, movement awareness, personal balance, healing potential
  • The ancestral somatic root of rhythm perception & comprehension and the paradigmatic relationship with dance steps in the oral tradition from the Mediterranean
  • Accompanying songs with the body, drawing musical principles, ideas and applications from the oral tradition, exploiting principles and mechanisms deeply rooted in human musical behaviour, as well as working on identity, social inclusion, acknowledgment and appreciation of diversity, cultural exchange
  • An original, experiential approach towards an easy, decryption, comprehension and performing of odd rhythms from the Mediterranean tradition
  • Extemporary creation and expression: an effective, step by step path to rhythmic improvisation in different musical environments, based on oral transmission and rhythm awareness

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Level: Intermediate

03:00 to 04:30 PM Time Slot 1

Body awareness and Mediterranean oral tradition

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  • Body consciousness: coordination, brain/body relationship, concentration, grounding, movement awareness, personal balance, healing potential
  • The ancestral somatic root of rhythm perception & comprehension and the paradigmatic relationship with dance steps in the oral tradition from the Mediterranean
  • Accompanying songs with the body, drawing musical principles, ideas and applications from the oral tradition, exploiting principles and mechanisms deeply rooted in human musical behaviour, as well as working on identity, social inclusion, acknowledgment and appreciation of diversity, cultural exchange
  • An original, experiential approach towards an easy, decryption, comprehension and performing of odd rhythms from the Mediterranean tradition
  • Extemporary creation and expression: an effective, step by step path to rhythmic improvisation in different musical environments, based on oral transmission and rhythm awareness

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