On Your Marks: Counting Time in Byzantine Chant – Webinar with Dr. Nicholas Roumas

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Friday, June 16, 2023, 8-9:30 pm Eastern Time

In this online webinar, Dr. Nicholas Roumas will discuss one of the most neglected aspects of Byzantine Chant today: counting time (chronos counting). Time in Byzantine Chant is conceived in a radically different way from in Western music. Dr. Roumas will introduce and teach, with examples, concepts and practical methods of counting time when chanting. In addition to comparing diverse ways of counting time within Byzantine Chant today, Roumas will some of the oldest attested ways of counting in the New Method, including compound (synthetos) counting, doubled (diplous) counting, and other concepts that are essential for mastering the art of chanting.

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