Winter World Music Retreat 2019

1st – 7th December 2019: Winter World Music Retreat with Ross Daly and Petros Klampanis in Milia Mountain Retreat

The Full Winter World Music Retreat Program

Day 1

  • 7:15/8:00 – Meditation
  • 8:15/9:00 – Breakfast
  • 9:15/11:30 – Workshop
  • 11:30/12:00 – Snack
  • 12:00/15:00 – Traditional Cretan Cooking Workshop
  • 15:00/15:45 – Lunch
  • 15:45/17:30 – Siesta
  • 17:30/19:30 – Workshop
  • 19:30/20:30 – Diner
  • 20:30/23:30 – Social event

Day 2

  • 7:15/8:00 – Meditation
  • 8:15/9:00 – Breakfast
  • 9:15/11:30 – Workshop
  • 11:30/12:00 – Snack
  • 12:00/15:00 – Hiking around Milia
  • 15:00/15:45 – Lunch
  • 15:45/17:30 – Siesta
  • 17:30/19:30 – Workshop
  • 19:30/20:30 – Diner
  • 20:30/23:30 – Exclusive performance by Ross Daly

Day 3

  • 7:15/8:00 – Meditation
  • 8:15/9:00 – Breakfast
  • 9:15/11:30 – Workshop
  • 11:30/12:00 – Snack
  • 12:00/15:00 – Tsikoudia (raki) making
  • 15:00/15:45 – Lunch
  • 15:45/17:30 – Siesta
  • 17:30/19:30 – Vlatos Jazz Concert
  • 19:30/20:30 – Diner and wine tasting

Day 4

  • 7:15/8:00 – Meditation
  • 8:15/9:00 – Breakfast
  • 9:15/11:30 – Workshop
  • 11:30/12:00 – Snack
  • 12:00/13:30 – Archeological Museum Kastelli
  • 14:30/16:30 – Guided tour in the old harbour of Chania and lunch
  • 17:00/18:30 – Guided tour in Olive oil factory in Komlybari
  • 19:30/20:30 – Diner and wine tasting
  • 20:30/23:30 – Exclusive performance by ???

Day 5

  • 7:15/8:00 – Meditation
  • 8:15/9:00 – Breakfast
  • 9:15/12:00 – Workshop
  • 12:00/13:00 – Lunch
  • 13:00/15:00 – Siesta
  • 15:00/19:30 – Traditional Cretan music and dance workshop
  • 19:30/20:30 – Diner and wine tasting

Daily musical workshops with Ross Daly: In this work shop Ross Daly will  focus on an Eastern modal approach to improvisation (as encountered in the Middle-Eastern Makam and Dastgah world). This approach stresses the extension of small melodic “nuclei” or archetypes into myriad different shapes and configurations in such a way as to gradually merge into one another creating an ever expanding grid of modes and phrase material. It’s a totally different approach to improvisation which, unlike jazz, does not rest on chordal progressions. What Daly and Klampanis will achieve  will be to have  two totally different approaches to the same basic subject: improvisation.

Daily musical workshops with Petros Klampanis: In this workshop Petros will focus and elaborate  on grooves and concepts about polyrhythms: how to study rhythm, solidify your time, grow your pulse and be more aware time wise. He will talk about developing your personal voice as an artist: He will talk about arrangement, composition and the state of mind that helps for evolving, as an artist. Lastly, he will talk about Jazz improvisation, chordal approach on soloing and melodic construction.

Daily meditation with Nektarios Mitritsakis: Every morning starts with a meditation session lead by Nektarios Mitritsakis. He will use music as the root of the sessions.

Traditional cooking workshop with Vasilis Makrakis: You will not find any weird extravagant  recipes but you will surely indulge on what it means to have excellent food resources. The vegetables from our certified organic garden, our own raised meat and the various products from the nearby villages make a huge difference in taste, which cannot go unnoticed.

Cretan dance workshop with Tilasa Digeni: Tilasa was born and lives in Crete. Her father is a Cretan traditional dance teacher and her mother a kindergarten teacher . So from a very young age the game of arts became her expression of creativity. Her first steps and her base was around dance, then teaching and research of traditional Cretan dances, studies in music, painting, graphic design and jewelry design. 

Prices start at €945, only 20 participants can apply

Now available for only €945

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