Text about Viktoro.
Guest speaker: Viktoro Solé
Viktoro was born in Barcelona teaches music there in the Conservatori del Liceu. He learned Esperanto in 2007 and has been teaching it for several years, including at the Somera Esperanto-Studado course in Slovakia. Since 2011 he has published a regular column La blaga blogoin the magazine Kontakto.
Viktoro will present two talks at the conference:
- Why I don't like the music of La Espero: the poem La Espero, written by Ludoviko Zamenhof, bit by bit became the hymn of the Esperanto movement, set to music by Félicien Menu de Ménil (1909). I don't consider this music to be at all appropriate for the hymn of our movement, and so will share with you what I believe to be its melodic, rhythmic and structural problems and, at the same time, propose an example of an alternative version.
- Signing for Esperanto: similar to the aids which musicians use to teach music and based upon a simplified grammar, I will present an idea of how to learn and teach Esperanto with help from a few simple hand gestures.