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Dr Laudan Nooshin

Reader in Music and Head of Department

School of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of Music

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About

Background

Laudan Nooshin gained her BA in Music from the University of Leeds and her MMus in Ethnomusicology from Goldsmiths' College (University of London), where she also taught between 1987 and 1991. Her PhD (Goldsmiths' College, 1996) was a study of creative performance in Iranian classical music. Prior to joining City in 2004, she taught in the Department of Performing Arts at Brunel University, where she was Course Director for Music from 2001-2004.

Laudan is an active researcher and recent publications include the monograph Iranian Classical Music: The Discourses and Practice of Creativity (Ashgate Press, 2015), which was recently awarded the 2016 British Forum for Ethnomusicology Book prize, and the edited volumes Music and the Play of Power in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia (2009, Ashgate Press) and The Ethnomusicology of Western Art Music (2014, Routledge), as well as numerous journal articles and book chapters.

Between 2007 and 2011, Laudan was co-Editor of the journal Ethnomusicology Forum and she is currently on the Editorial Boards of Ethnomusicology Forum (Routledge) and the Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication (Brill). She is an elected member of Council and a Trustee of the Royal Musical Association and a member of the RMA Roche Prize Committee; a member of the Institute of Musical Research Advisory Board; and since October 2015 a member of the QAA Benchmarking Statement Review Panel for Music. Since 2007, Laudan has convened the twice yearly Middle East and Central Asia Music Forum.

Previous roles include serving on the Society for Ethnomusicology’s Alan Merriam Prize Committee (2013), an elected committee member of the National Association for Music in Higher Education (2008-2011) and a member of the International Advisory Panel of the Journal of the Royal Musical Association (2006-2009). Laudan has several terms as committee member of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology and convened a number of conferences for this organisation.

Laudan regularly writes feature articles and reviews CDs of Iranian music for Songlines: The World Music Magazine and is often contacted for advice and information on Iranian music and invited to speak about her research. In 2011, she initiated and led the Shahnameh Project in collaboration with the London Philharmonic Orchestra's Community and Education Department, the Bridge Project, composer David Bruce and storyteller Sally Pomme Clayton. The project introduced Key Stage 2 children to Iranian music and culture through a series of workshops, concerts, teacher training INSET days and a published teacher’s guide. This project became the core of an impact case study submitted by City University for REF2014. More recently, the piece Prince Zal and the Simorgh that was commissioned for this project was performed by the Cornwall Youth Orchestra at the National Festival of Music for Youth in Birmingham (July 2015) and at the Youth Proms at the Royal Albert Hall in London in November 2015, the latter involving City University’s Middle Eastern Music Ensemble.

A great believer in extending students' horizons, in June 2008 Laudan organised an educational trip to Iran for 6 students from the Music Department at City, funded by the City University Alumni Association. See pictures from the 2008 trip to Iran.

Research

Laudan Nooshin is an active researcher working in the broad fields of ethnomusicology and popular music studies, with a particular focus on the musics of Iran and the Middle East. Her research interests include:

- Creative processes in music, with particular reference to Iranian classical music
- Music and power: globalisation, post/neo-colonialism, orientalism and the politics of representation
- Contemporary developments in Iranian traditional and popular musics
- Music and youth culture in Iran
- Music and global media; digital cultures, with a particular focus on Iranian cyberspace
- Music and migration; music and cultural identity; music and memory
- Music and gender, with particular reference contemporary women musicians in Iran
- Music in Iranian cinema
- Urban ethnomusicology, with a focus on the intersection of ethnomusicology and urban sound studies
- Iran and the Middle East in the Euro-American musical ‘imagination’
- The ethnomusicology of Euro-American art music

Possible areas of research supervision

- Middle Eastern musics
- Contemporary developments in Iranian music
- Iranian popular musics
- Music, power and ideology
- Music and global media
- Music and globalisation
- Music and the politics of cultural representation
- Ethnicity, identity and music
- Music and gender
- Music in Iranian cinema
- Urban ethnomusicology
- The ethnomusicology of Euro-American art music

Publications

  1. Nooshin, L. (2015). Iranian Classical Music: The Discourses and Practice of Creativity. Asghate: Ashgate Press ISBN 978-0-7546-0703-8.

Books (3)

  1. Nooshin, L. (2015). Iranian Classical Music: The Discourses and Practice of Creativity. Asghate: Ashgate Press ISBN 978-0-7546-0703-8.
  2. Nooshin, L. (2015). The Ethnomusicology of Western Art Music. London: Routledge ISBN 978-0-415-81652-6.
  3. Nooshin, L. (2009). Music and the play of power in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia. Ashgate Press ISBN 978-0-7546-3457-7.

Chapters (13)

  1. Nooshin, L. (2016). Jazz and its Social Meanings in Iran: From Cultural Colonialism to the Universal. In Bohlman, P., Goffredo, P. and Jackson, T. (Eds.), Jazz Worlds/World Jazz Chicago University Press.
  2. Nooshin, L. (2016). "Discourses of Religiosity in Post-1997 Iranian Popular Music". In Van Nieuwkerk, K., Levine, M. and Stokes, M. (Eds.), Islam and Popular Culture (pp. 242–257). Austin: University of Texas Press. ISBN 978-1-4773-0904-9.
  3. Nooshin, L. (2014). Two Revivalist Moments in Iranian Classical Music. In Bithell, C. and Hill, J. (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Music Revival Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-976503-4.
  4. Nooshin, L. (2014). 'Introduction to the Special Issue: The Ethnomusicology of Western Art Music'. In Nooshin, L. (Ed.), The Ethnomusicology of Western Art Music Rouledge ISBN 978-0-415-81652-6.
  5. Nooshin, L. (2011). Hip-hop Tehran: Migrating Styles, Musical Meanings, Marginalised Voices. In Toynbee, J. and Dueck, B. (Eds.), Migrating Music (pp. 92–111). Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-59448-6.
  6. Nooshin, L. (2009). Prelude: Power and the Play of Music. In Nooshin, L. (Ed.), Music and the play of power in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia (pp. 1–31). Ashgate Press ISBN 978-0-7546-3457-7.
  7. Nooshin, L. (2009). "Tomorrow is Ours": Re-imagining Nation, Performing Youth in the New Iranian Pop Music. In Nooshin, L. (Ed.), Music and the play of power in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia (pp. 245–268). Ashgate Press ISBN 978-0-7546-3457-7.
  8. Nooshin, L. (2008). The Language of Rock: Iranian Youth, Popular Music, and National Identity. In Semati, M. (Ed.), Media, culture and society in Iran Routlege Press. ISBN 978-0-415-77216-7.
  9. Nooshin, L. (2008). 'Ethnomusicology, Alterity and Disciplinary Identity. Or "Do We Still Need an Ethno-?", "Do We Still Need an -Ology?". In Stobart, H. (Ed.), The new (ethno)musicologies (pp. 71–75). Scarecrow Press.
  10. Nooshin, L. (2006). ‘Iran: The Art of Ornament’. In Broughton, S. and et al., (Eds.), The Rough Guide to World Music, Africa & Middle East, 3rd edition (pp. 519–532). London: Rough Guides.
  11. Nooshin, L. (2005). 'Subversion and Countersubversion: Power, Control and Meaning in the New Iranian Pop Music. In Randall, A.J. (Ed.), Music, power, and politics (pp. 231–272). Psychology Press. ISBN 978-0-415-94364-2.
  12. Nooshin, L. (2003). Iranian Music. The World and Its People London: Brown Reference Group.
  13. Nooshin, L. (2001). Biographical entries on six Iranian musicians: ‘Nur Ali Borumand’, ‘Ali Naqi Vaziri’, ‘Hossein Alizadeh’, ‘Dariush Talai’, ‘Mohammad Reza Shajarian’ and ‘Mohammad Reza Lotfi’. In Sadie, S. and Tyrrell, J. (Eds.), The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians

Conference Papers and Proceedings (70)

  1. Nooshin, L. (2017). Windows onto other Worlds. Musical Exoticism in Iranian Cinema: Between National Imaginary and Global Circulation. Exoticism in Contemporary Transnational Cinema: Music and Spectacle 16 June, London, UK.
  2. Nooshin, L. (2017). ‘BME’ Perspectives on Music Higher Education. Annual Conference of the National Association for Music in Higher Education 2 May, Cambridge, UK.
  3. Nooshin, L. (2016). 'Whose Liberation? Iranian Popular Music and the Fetishisation of Resistance'. Middle East and Centra Asia Music Forum 7 November, SOAS, University of London.
  4. Nooshin, L. (2016). '"Eenja Tehran-e" (‘This is Tehran’): Iranian Hip-hop and the Urban Musical Imaginary'. Annual Conference of the Royal Musical Association 3 Sep 2016 – 5 Dec 2016, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London.
  5. Nooshin, L. (2016). 'Whose Empowerment? Gender Dimensions of Music on the Internet in Iran'. International Society for Iranian Studies, Biennial Conference 3-5 August, University of Vienna.
  6. Nooshin, L. (2016). '"Eenja Tehran-e" ("This is Tehran"): Iranian Hip-hop and the Urban Musical
    Imaginary'.
    ‘It Ain’t Where You’re From, It’s Where You’re At’: International Hip Hop Studies Conference 23 Jun 2016 – 25 Jan 2017, Wolfson College, University of Cambridge.
  7. Nooshin, L. (2016). 'Happy Families? Convergence, Antagonism and Disciplinary Identities or "We’re all God knows what now" (Cook 2016)'. City Debate, 'Are we all Ethnomusicologists now?' 1 June, City University London.
  8. Nooshin, L. (2016). 'Sounding the City: Tehran's Contemporary Soundscapes'. Middle East and Central Asia Music Forum 13 May, Music Department, City, University of London.
  9. Nooshin, L. (2016). 'Whose Alternative Public Space? Gender Dimensions of Music on the Internet in Iran'. British Forum for Ethnomusicology Annual Conference 14-17 April, University of Kent, School of Music and Fine Art.
  10. Nooshin, L. (2016). '"Hide and Seek: The Internet as an Alternative Public Space for Iran’s "Hidden" Musicians'. The Hidden Musicians Revisited Conference 11-12 January, Music Department, The Open University.
  11. Nooshin, L. (2015). ‘"Happiness is our People’s Right": Happy in Tehran and the Contesting of Social Boundaries’. Annual Conference of the Royal Musical Association 9-11 September, University of Birmingham.
  12. Nooshin, L. (2015). ‘"Happiness is our People’s Right": Happy in Tehran and the Contesting of Social Boundaries’. Joint conference of the Société Française d’Ethnomusicologie and the British Forum for Ethnomusicology. 2-5 July, Musée du quai Branly, Paris..
  13. Nooshin, L. (2015). ‘“Happiness is our People’s Right”: Happy in Tehran and Symbolic Spaces of (Whose?) Liberation’. Annual Conference of the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies. 24-26 June, London School of Economic and Political Science..
  14. Nooshin, L. (2015). Keynote address: ‘Re-Imagining Musical Difference: Creative Process, Alterity and “Improvisation” in Iranian Music from Classical to Jazz’. ‘The Art and Science of Improvisation’, Grieg Research School in Interdisciplinary Music Studies. 8-10 June, University of Bergen..
  15. Nooshin, L. (2015). 'Perspectives on Analysing Music and Sound’ (roundtable contribution, by invitation). Royal Musical Association, Annual Research Students’ Conference. 8-10 January, University of Bristol..
  16. Nooshin, L. (2014). 'Classical Music and its Others: the View from Iran’. ‘Classical Music, Critical Challenges’. 17 October, King’s College, University of London..
  17. Nooshin, L. (2014). Re-Imagining Difference: Musical Analysis, Alterity and the Creative Process. Analysis, Cognition and Ethnomusicology’ Third International Conference on Analytical Approaches to World Music (AAWM 2014)/Annual Conference of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology (BFE 2014) 1-4 July, London.
  18. Nooshin, L. (2014). KEYNOTE ADDRESS
    ‘Sites of Memory: Public Emotionality, Gender and Nationhood in the Music of Googoosh’.
    Popular Music and Gender in a Transnational Context. 3 June, Department of Musicology, University of Oslo..
  19. Nooshin, L. (2014). ‘“Our Website is our Club”: Towards an Understanding of (Iranian) Cyberspace as an Alterative Public Sphere’. Royal Musical Association/British Forum for Ethnomusicology Study Day, ‘Music, Circulation, and the Public Sphere'. 11 April, University of Manchester..
  20. Nooshin, L. (2014). ‘“A rose by any other name …”: Cultural Musicology’ and its Premises’. Premises, Practices and Prospects of Cultural Musicology’. 24-25 January, University of Amsterdam..
  21. Nooshin, L. (2013). ‘Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Discourse, Practice and the Unbearable Lightness of Analysis. Methodological Challenges in Studying Creative Process in Iranian (Classical) Music’. Royal Musical Association Study Day, 'Researching Music as Process’. 22 November, Faculty of Music, University of Oxford..
  22. Nooshin, L. (2013). ‘Discourses of Religiosity in Post-1998 Iranian Popular Music’. Islam and Popular Culture. 8-9 March, Amsterdam (funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research).
  23. Nooshin, L. (2012). BY INVITATION
    ‘Beyond the Radif: New Forms of Improvisational Practice in Iranian Music’.
    Panel: 'Improvisation: Object of Study and Critical Paradigm', sponsored by the Society for Music Theory Improvisation Interest Group. Joint Annual Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology, the American Musicological Society and the Society for Music Theory. 1-4 November, New Orleans.
  24. Nooshin, L. (2012). BY INVITATION
    ‘Are Research Ethics Committees Ethical?’, presented as part of a roundtable on Research Ethics.
    British Forum for Ethnomusicology Graduate Conference, ‘Music and Movement’. 12-14 September, Institute of Musical Research, School of Advanced Study, University of London..
  25. Nooshin, L. (2012). ‘Beyond the Radif: New Forms of Improvisational Practice in Iranian Music’. Perspectives on Musical Improvisation. 10-13 September, Faculty of Music, University of Oxford..
  26. Nooshin, L. (2012). 'Beyond the Radif: New Forms of Improvisational Practice in Iranian Music'. Annual Conference of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology. 29 Mar 2012 – 1 Apr 2012, University of Durham..
  27. Nooshin, L. (2012). ‘Community of Catharsis: Musical Mediations on the 2009 Iranian Presidential Elections’. Annual Conference of the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies 26-28 March, London School of Economics and Political Science.
  28. Nooshin, L. (2011). 'Community of Catharsis: Musical Mediations on the 2009 Iranian Presidential Elections'. Annual Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology. 17-20 November, Philadelphia.
  29. Nooshin, L. (2011). ‘Music and the Negotiation of “Otherness” in Iranian Cinema: Bashu, Little stranger’. the Middle East and Central Asia Music Forum, Conference on Music in Middle Eastern Cinema 17-18 May, Institute of Musical Research, University of London.
  30. Nooshin, L. (2011). ‘Community of Catharsis: Musical Mediations on the 2009 Iranian Presidential Elections’. Annual Conference of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology. 7-10 April, University College Falmouth.
  31. Nooshin, L. (2011). KEYNOTE ADDRESS
    ‘Community of Catharsis: Cyberspace as Field Site’.
    100 Years of Musicological Scholarship in Finland. Celebration Symposium. 15-18 March, University of Helsinki.
  32. Nooshin, L. (2011). ‘Community of Catharsis: Cyberspace as Field Site’. the conference ‘100 Years of Musicological Scholarship in Finland. Celebration Symposium’ 15-18 March, Helsinki.
  33. Nooshin, L. (2010). (by invitation, presentation as part of a roundtable) ‘How to Get Published’. Doing Ethnomusicology: Implications and Applications 20-22 September, Institute of Musical Research, University of London.
  34. Nooshin, L. (2010). ‘Music and the Negotiation of “Otherness” in Iranian Cinema: Bashu, Little Stranger’. the symposium Mythologising the Transition: Bahram Beyzaie's Cinema and Theatre 12 June, UCL Mellon Programme.
  35. Nooshin, L. (2009). ‘“Green is the Colour …”: Musical Responses to the 2009 Iranian Presidential Elections’. Middle East and Central Asia Music forum, Institute of Musical Research. 6 November, City University London..
  36. Nooshin, L. (2009). ‘Hip-hop Tehran: Migrating Styles, Musical Meanings, Marginalised Voices’. Migrating Music: Media, Politics and Style. 10-11 July, School of Oriental and African Studies..
  37. Nooshin, L. (2009). ‘Hip-hop Tehran: Putting Marginalised Voices on the Global Map’. Thirty Years On: The Social and Cultural Impacts of the Iranian Revolution. 5-6 June, School of Oriental and African Studies..
  38. Nooshin, L. (2009). ‘Hip-hop Tehran: Putting Marginalised Voices on the Global Map’. Annual Conference of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology. 16-19 April, Liverpool John Moores University..
  39. Nooshin, L. (2008). BY INVITATION
    ‘“World Music” Performance in the UK Higher Education Curriculum’.
    Annual Conference of the National Association for Music in Higher Education. 6 May, University of Cumbria..
  40. Nooshin, L. (2008). ‘Music and the Negotiation of “Otherness” in Iranian Cinema: Bashu, Little Stranger’. Annual Conference of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology April, University of Cardiff.
  41. Nooshin, L. (2007). ‘Music and the Negotiation of “Otherness” in Iranian Cinema: Bashu, Little Stranger’. the Sound, Music and the Moving Image Conference, Institute of Musical Research September, University of London.
  42. Nooshin, L. (2007). 'The Siren's Song: Embodiment and the Female Voice in Iranian Music’. 39th World Conference of the International Council for Traditional Music. 4-11 July, University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna.
  43. Nooshin, L. (2007). ‘“We Have to Become Universal”: Internationalist Discourses and Language Choice in Contemporary Iranian Rock Music’. 33rd Annual Conference of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology. 18-21 April, University of Newcastle.
  44. Nooshin, L. (2006). ‘“We Have To Become Universal”: Internationalist Discourses and Language Choice in Contemporary Iranian Rock Music’. 6th Biennial Conference on Iranian Studies. 3-5 August, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London..
  45. Nooshin, L. (2006). ‘“We Have To Become Universal”: Internationalist Discourses and Language Choice in Contemporary Iranian Rock Music’. the Sixth Biennial Conference on Iranian Studies August, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
  46. Nooshin, L. (2006). BY INVITATION
    ‘Jazz and its Social Meanings in Iran: From Cultural Colonialism to the Universal’.
    World Jazz/Jazz Worlds Conference. 1-4 May, University of Chicago.
  47. Nooshin, L. (2006). ‘The Siren's Song: Embodiment and the Female Voice in Iranian Music’. 32nd Annual Conference of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology. 31 Mar 2006 – 3 Apr 2006, University of Winchester.
  48. Nooshin, L. (2005). ‘“Tomorrow is Ours”: Re-Imagining Nation, Performing Youth. Discourses of Empowerment in the New Iranian Pop Music’. Annual Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology. 16-20 November, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
  49. Nooshin, L. (2005). ‘Underground, Overground: Rock Music and Youth Discourses in Iran’. 4th Biennial International Conference on Twentieth-Century Music. 25-28 August, University of Sussex.
  50. Nooshin, L. (2005). ‘Underground, Overground: Rock Music and Youth Empowerment in Iran’. Annual Conference of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology. 12-14 April, School of Oriental and African Studies.
  51. Nooshin, L. (2004). INVITED SPEAKER
    'The Composition/Improvisation Debate: Power, Difference and Ideology in Musicological Discourse’.
    Royal Musical Association/SOAS Study Day: ‘Improvisation in Musical Performance’. 23 October, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
  52. Nooshin, L. (2004). ‘“Tomorrow is Ours”: Re-imagining Nation, Performing Youth. Discourses of Empowerment in the New Iranian Pop’. Annual Conference of the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies. 7-10 July, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
  53. Nooshin, L. (2004). ‘“Tomorrow is Ours”: Re-imagining Nation, Performing Youth. Discourses of Empowerment in the New Iranian Pop’. the 2004 International Conference on Middle Eastern Studies July, (British Society for Middle Eastern Studies), School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
  54. Nooshin, L. (2004). ‘The Composition/Improvisation Debate: Power, Difference and Ideology in Musicological Discourse’. the RMA/SOAS Study Day: Improvisation in Musical Performance, July, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
  55. Nooshin, L. (2004). ‘Subversion and Counter-subversion: Power, Control and Meaning in the New Iranian Pop Music’. Annual Conference of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology. 15-17 April, University of Aberdeen.
  56. Nooshin, L. (2003). ‘Articulations of Power in Iranian Pop Music: Subversion and Counter-subversion’. Annual Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology. 2-5 October, Miami.
  57. Nooshin, L. (2003). ‘Music, Islam and Nationhood: Competing Discourses of Identity in Iran’. 3rd Biennial International Conference on Twentieth-Century Music. 26-29 June, University of Nottingham.
  58. Nooshin, L. (2003). ‘“Like a Thoroughbred”: Authority, Authenticity and Representations of the Past in Iranian Music’. 29th Annual Conference of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology. 1-4 May, University of Bangor.
  59. Nooshin, L. (2002). ‘Circumnavigation with a Difference? Music, Globalisation and the Disney Experience: It's a Small, Small World’. the 28th Annual Conference of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology April, University of Edinburgh.
  60. Nooshin, L. (1999). ‘From Prayers at Dawn to Techno in the Park: Iran's Changing Soundscapes’. 15th Annual Meeting of the European Seminar in Ethnomusicology. 12-15 November, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
  61. Nooshin, L. (1999). ‘Meaningful Sounds: Iranian Music and the Negotiation of Identity'. at the Triennial British Musicological Societies' Conference July, University of Surrey.
  62. Nooshin, L. (1998). ‘Meaningful Sounds: Hearts, Minds and the Negotiation of Iranian Identity’. 24th Annual Conference of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology. 27-29 March, University of Cambridge.
  63. Nooshin, L. (1995). 'In Search of the Nightingale: Myth and Metaphor in Persian Classical Music’. 11th European Seminar in Ethnomusicology. 11-14 September, De Doelen Centre, Rotterdam, Holland.
  64. Nooshin, L. (1995). ‘From the "Natives'" Points of Views? The Unbearable Lightness of Analysis’. 21st Annual Conference of the International Council for Traditional Music (UK) 7-9 April, University of Durham.
  65. Nooshin, L. (1995). ‘The Transparent Analyst: Objectivity in Musicology. Postgraduate Research Day. 11 March, Goldsmiths' College, University of London.
  66. Nooshin, L. (1994). ‘Instrument Logic, Body Logic: The Aesthetics of Motivic Structure in Dastgah Segah’. 10th European Seminar in Ethnomusicology. 29 Aug 1994 – 2 Sep 1994, Music Faculty, University of Oxford.
  67. Nooshin, L. (1992). ‘“Ta Seh Nasheh, Bazi Nasheh” (“Third Time Lucky”): Cross-cultural Considerations of Musical Structure’. the 18th Annual Conference of the ICTM (UK) April, Charlotte Mason College, Ambleside.
  68. Nooshin, L. (1990). ‘Creative Procedures in Persian Classical Music’. 16th Annual Conference of the ICTM (UK) March, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
  69. Nooshin, L. (1989). ‘Searching for Musical Truth: The Nature of the Radif in Persian Classical Music’. the Postgraduate Research Day May, Goldsmiths' College, University of London.
  70. Nooshin, L. (1987). ‘Composition or Improvisation? The Case of Persian Classical Music’. Postgraduate Research Day May, Goldsmiths' College, University of London.

Journal Articles (14)

  1. Nooshin, L. (2013). Beyond the Radif: New Forms of Improvisational Practice in Iranian Music. Music Theory Online, 19(2) .

    [publisher’s website]

  2. Nooshin, L. (2011). Introduction to the Special Issue: The Ethnomusicology of Western Art Music. Ethnomusicology Forum, 20(3), pp. 285–300. doi:10.1080/17411912.2011.659439.
  3. Brown, K. and Nooshin, L. (2007). ‘The Social Liminality of Musicians’. Special issue of the journal twentieth-century music, 3(1) .
  4. Brown, K.B. and Nooshin, L. (2007). Twentieth-Century Music: Editorial. Twentieth-Century Music, 3(1), pp. 3–3. doi:10.1017/S1478572207009024.
  5. Nooshin, L. and Widdess, R. (2006). Improvisation in Iranian and Indian Music. Journal of the Indian Musicological Society, 36/37, pp. 104–119.
  6. Nooshin, L. (2005). Underground, Overground: Rock Music and Youth Discourses in Iran. Iranian Studies (Special Issue: Music and Society in Iran), 38(3), pp. 463–494.
  7. Nooshin, L. (2004). Circumnavigation with a Difference? Music, Representation and the Disney Experience: It's a Small, Small World. Ethnomusicology Forum, 13(2), pp. 236–251.

    [publisher’s website]

  8. Nooshin, L. (2003). Improvisation as "other": Creativity, knowledge and power - The case of Iranian classical music. Journal of the Royal Musical Association, 128, pp. 242–296.

    [publisher’s website]

  9. Nooshin, L. (2002). Ethnomusicology, Alterity and Disciplinary Identity. Or “Do We Still Need an Ethno-?”, “Do We Still Need an Ology?” British Forum for Ethnomusicology Newsletter, 23, pp. 17–20.
  10. Nooshin, L. (1999). Review of Music and Song in Persia. The Art of Avaz by Lloyd Clifton Miller (1999,Curzon Press). British Journal of Ethnomusicology, 8, pp. 125–128.

    [publisher’s website]

  11. Nooshin, L. (1998). The Song of the Nightingale: Processes of Improvisation in Dastgah Segah (Iranian Classical Music). British Journal of Ethnomusicology, 7, pp. 69–116.

    [publisher’s website]

  12. Nooshin, L. (1992). ‘Review of The Dastgah Concept in Persian Music by Hormoz Farhat (1990, Cambridge University Press)’. The Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, vol. LV(Part 2), pp. 338–340.

    [publisher’s website]

  13. Nooshin, L. (1989). The Nature of the Radif and its Re-Creation in the Performance of Persian Classical
    Music.
    The Bulletin of the International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM UK), 24, pp. 18–37.
  14. Nooshin, L. ‘Whose Liberation? Iranian Popular Music and the Fetishisation of Resistance’. Popular Communication .

Thesis/Dissertation

  1. Nooshin, L. The Processes of Creation and Re-creation in Persian Classical Music. (PhD Thesis)

Other Activities

Editorial Activity

  1. Journal Editorships and Editorial Board Memberships

    2012 – present Editorial Board member, Ethnomusicology Forum (Routledge)

    2010 – present Editorial Board member, Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication (Brill)

    2007 – 2011 Editor, Ethnomusicology Forum (Routledge)

    2000 - 2013 Editorial Board member, Twentieth-Century Music (CUP) (founding member)

    2006 - 2009 International Advisory Board member, Journal of the Royal Musical Association (Routledge)

    2004 – 2007 Editorial Board member, Ethnomusicology Forum (Routledge)
    .

Keynote Lectures/Speeches (3)

  1. Keynote Speech: ‘Community of Catharsis: Cyberspace as Field Site'. University of Helsinki (2016). ‘100 Years of Musicological Scholarship in Finland.
    '100 Years of Musicological Scholarship in Finland. Celebration Symposium’, Joint conference of the Finnish Musicological Society and the Finnish Ethnomusicological Society, University of Helsinki, Finland.
  2. ‘Islam, Modernity and Nationhood: Music and the Play of Identities in Post-Revolutionary Iran’. Faculty of Music, University of Oxford, and the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (2004). talk presented as part of the Public Lecture Series Ethnomusicological Studies of Muslim Societies
  3. ‘Persian Classical Music’. Horniman Museum, London (1993). The 1993 Friends of Horniman Public Lecture

Online Articles (33)

  1. (CD) ‘Review of I Vinens Speil (In the Mirror of Wine) (Mahsa Vahdat, Skruk), Kirkelig Kulturversted’. Songlines: The World Music Magazine
  2. (CD) Review of In the Name of the Rose (Dastan Ensemble, Salar Aghili), Celestial Harmonies 13300-2. Songlines: The World Music Magazine
  3. (CD) ‘Review of Oy (Mohsen Namjoo), FabricaMusic CD'. Songlines: The World Music MagazineIssue 73:81-2
  4. (CD) ‘Review of Love Songs and Dance Music from Loristan, Etnisk Musikklubb’. Songlines: The World Music MagazineIssue 73:83
  5. (CD) ‘Review of Iran: Musiques du Golfe Persane, Musique du Monde, Buda'. Songlines: The World Music MagazineIssue 66:75
  6. (CD) ‘Review of Mayeh-ye Dashti, Mayeh-ye Isfahan (Dastan Ensemble, Homayoun Shajarian) , Celestial Harmonies, 14298-2’. Songlines: The World Music MagazineIssue 63:76
  7. ‘Taking a Stand’ (feature about musicians' responses to the 2009 presidential elections in Iran). Songlines: The World Music MagazineIssue 62:12
  8. (CD) ‘Review of Acoustic World. Persia (Hossein Omoumi, Shahmirza Moradi, Sima Bina), Coro’. Songlines: The World Music MagazineIssue 59:77
  9. (CD) ‘Review of I Am Eve (Mahsa Vahdat, Marjan Vahdat, Atabak Elyasi), Kirkelig Kulturveksted’. Songlines: The World Music MagazineIssue 58:78-9
  10. (CD) ‘Review of Jostojoo, Forever Seeking (Mamak Khadem), Banyan Tree Production’. Songlines: The World Music MagazineIssue 55:77
  11. (CD) ‘Review of Songs from a Persian Garden (Marjan Vahdat, Mahsa Vahdat), FXCD 320'. Songlines: The World Music MagazineIssue 50: 102
  12. (CD) ‘Review of The Endless Ocean (Ensemble Dastan and Salar Aghili), Network 495120’. Songlines: The World Music MagazineIssue 50:102
  13. (CD) ‘Review of The Passion of Rumi, QuarterTone QTCD – 1010’. Songlines: The World Music MagazineIssue 49:78
  14. ‘Beginner's Guide to Shahram Nazeri’. Songlines: The World Music MagazineIssue 47:54-5
  15. (CD) ‘Review of Persian and Middle Eastern Percussion, ARC Music, EUCD 1969’. Songlines: The World Music MagazineIssue 39:73
  16. ‘Rockin' in Iran’, Feature on Iranian pop music. Songlines: The World Music MagazineIssue 38: 34-5
  17. ‘Persepolis: Discovering the Music of Iran’. The Middle East in LondonVolume 2, Issue 11:12
  18. (CD) ‘Review of Gol-e Behesht, Network 29.204’. Songlines: The World Music MagazineIssue 36:89
  19. (CD) ‘Review of Endless Vision, Hermes Records, HER021’. Songlines: The World Music MagazineIssue 31:89
  20. (CD) ‘Review of Calligraphes Vocales: L'Art du Chant Classique Persan, Accords Croisés, AC107’. Songlines: The World Music MagazineIssue 31:89
  21. (CD) ‘Review of Journey to Persia: Dastan Trio, ARC Music, EUCD 1786’. Songlines: The World Music MagazineIssue 20:77
  22. (CD) ‘Review of Shoorideh: Parissa and Ensemble Dastan, Network 24.253’. Songlines: The World Music MagazineIssue 20:77
  23. (CD) ‘Review of Music of the Persian Mystics, ARC Music, EUCD 1792’. Songlines: The World Music MagazineIssue 19:93
  24. (CD) ‘Review of Iran: Masters of Improvisation, Buda 1986082’. Songlines: The World Music MagazineIssue 17:85
  25. (CD) ‘Review of Over the Wind, Traditional Crossroads 80702-4300-2’. Songlines: Journeys in World MusicIssue 12:100
  26. (CD) ‘Review of Rozaneh, Erato/Detour 8573-85916-2’. Songlines Journeys in World MusicIssue 11:107
  27. (CD) ‘Review of Music of Kurdistan, Koch 333 36-2’. Songlines: Journeys in World MusicIssue 4:100
  28. (CD) ‘Review of Quest, Songlines 2402-2’. Songlines: Journeys in World MusicIssue 4:98-100
  29. (CD) ‘Review of Mystic Journey - String Music of Iran, Music of the World 155’. Songlines: Journeys in World MusicIssue 3:108
  30. (CD) ‘Review of Musique Iranienne Authentique - Vol.3: Setar - Mas'oud Shaari, Club du Disque Arabe CDA 401, AAA 171’. Songlines: Journeys in World MusicIssue 3:108
  31. (CD) ‘Review of Iran: Bardes du Khorasan, OCORA C560136’. Songlines: Journeys in World MusicIssue 2:90-3
  32. (CD) ‘Review of The Art of Improvisation, Wergo SM 1530-2’. Songlines: Journeys in World MusicIssue 1:89
  33. (CD) ‘Review of Scattering Stars like Dust, Traditional Crossroads CD4288’. Songlines: Journeys in World MusicIssue 1: 90

Radio Programmes (3)

  1. World Routes. BBC Radio 3 reviewing current CDs of Iranian Music
  2. World Routes. BBC Radio 3 reviewing current CDs of Iranian Music
  3. Roses and Nightingales. BBC Radio 3 programme on Iranian classical music broadcast, in series of traditional music programmes

Other (5)

  1. CD Liner Notes Liner for Faryad: Masters of Persian Music, with Mohammad Reza Shajarian, Hossein Alizadeh, Kayhan Kalhor and Homayoun Shajarian. World Village (USA), 468023.
  2. 2002. CD liner notes for Without You: Masters of Persian Music, performance by Mohammad Reza Shajarian, Hossein Alizadeh and Kayhan Kalhor. World Village (USA), 468011.
  3. 1999, CD liner notes for Through Eternity, Persian Devotional Music, with Shahram Nazeri and The Dastan Ensemble. Sounds True (USA). STA M112D. ISBN:1-56455-717-0.
  4. 1999. CD liner notes for Through Eternity, Persian Devotional Music, with Shahram Nazeri and the Dastan Ensemble. Sounds True (USA). STA M112D. ISBN: 1-56455-717-0.
  5. 2000. Interviewed by Maqam Journal (Iran); interview published in volume 6:116-119.

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