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Dr Laudan Nooshin

Senior Lecturer

School of Arts and Social Sciences

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About

Background

Dr Nooshin gained her BA in Music from the University of Leeds in 1984 and her MMus in Ethnomusicology from Goldsmiths' College (University of London) in 1986, 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 she taught in the Department of Performing Arts at Brunel University between 1993 and 2003, where she was Course Director for Music from 2001-2003.

Since 2007, Dr Nooshin has convened the twice yearly Middle East and Central Asia Music Forum at the Institute of Musical Research, University of London. She is on the committee of the National Association for Music in Higher Education (NAMHE) and has also served for several terms as a committee member of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology.

She regularly writes features 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. Dr Nooshin has convened a number of conferences for the British Forum for Ethnomusicology and is currently on the Editorial Boards of Twentieth-century Music (Cambridge University Press) and the Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication. From 2006-9 she was a member of the International Advisory Panel of the Journal of the Royal Musical Association and between 2007 and 2011 was co-Editor of Ethnomusicology Forum.

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

Research

Dr 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 cultural identity
- Music and gender, with particular reference contemporary women musicians in Iran
- Music in Iranian cinema

Possible areas of research supervision

- Middle Eastern Musics
- Contemporary developments in Iranian music
- Music, power and ideology
- Music and issues of globalisation
- Music and the politics of cultural representation
- Ethnicity, identity and music
- Music and gender

Publications

Journal Article (12)

  1. Brown, K.B. and Nooshin, L. (2007). Twentieth-Century Music: Editorial. Twentieth-Century Music, 3(1), 3-3.
  2. Brown, K. and Nooshin, L. (2007). 'The Social Liminality of Musicians'. Special issue of the journal twentieth-century music, 3(1).
  3. Nooshin, L. and Widdess, R. (2006). Improvisation in Iranian and Indian Music. Journal of the Indian Musicological Society, 36/37, 104-119.
  4. Nooshin, L. (2005). Underground, Overground: Rock Music and Youth Discourses in Iran. Iranian Studies (Special Issue: Music and Society in Iran), 38(3), 463-494.
  5. Nooshin, L. (2004). Circumnavigation with a Difference? Music, Representation and the Disney Experience: It's a Small, Small World. Ethnomusicology Forum, 13(2), 236-251.
  6. Nooshin, L. (2003). Improvisation as "other": Creativity, knowledge and power - The case of Iranian classical music. J ROY MUSIC ASSN, 128(2), 242-296. doi: 10.1093/jrma/128.2.242
  7. 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, 17-20.
  8. 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, 125-128.
  9. Nooshin, L. (1998). The Song of the Nightingale: Processes of Improvisation in Dastgah Segah (Iranian Classical Music). British Journal of Ethnomusicology, 7, 69-116.
  10. NOOSHIN, L. (1992). THE DASTGAH CONCEPT IN PERSIAN MUSIC - FARHAT,H. BULLETIN OF THE SCHOOL OF ORIENTAL AND AFRICAN STUDIES-UNIVERSITY OF LONDON, 55, 338-340.
  11. 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), 338-340.
  12. 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, 18-37.

Book (1)

  1. Nooshin, L. (22 Dec 2009). Music and the play of power in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia. Ashgate Pub Co. ISBN: 0754634574. Publisher's website

Chapter (9)

  1. Nooshin, L. (28 Apr 2011). Hip-hop Tehran: Migrating Styles, Musical Meanings, Marginalised Voices. Toynbee, J. and Dueck, B. (Ed.), Migrating Music (92-111) Routledge. ISBN: 0415594480.
  2. Nooshin, L. (22 Dec 2009). Prelude: Power and the Play of Music. Nooshin, L. (Ed.), Music and the play of power in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia (1-31) Ashgate Pub Co. ISBN: 0754634574.
  3. Nooshin, L. (22 Dec 2009). "Tomorrow is Ours": Re-imagining Nation, Performing Youth in the New Iranian Pop Music. Nooshin, L. (Ed.), Music and the play of power in the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia (245-268) Ashgate Pub Co. ISBN: 0754634574.
  4. Nooshin, L. (2008). The Language of Rock: Iranian Youth, Popular Music, and National Identity. Semati, M. (Ed.), Media, culture and society in Iran () Psychology Press. ISBN: 0415772168.
  5. Nooshin, L. (28 May 2008). 'Ethnomusicology, Alterity and Disciplinary Identity. Or "Do We Still Need an Ethno-?", "Do We Still Need an -Ology?". Stobart, H. (Ed.), The new (ethno)musicologies (71-75) Scarecrow Pr.
  6. Nooshin, L. (2006). 'Iran: The Art of Ornament'. Broughton, S. and et al., (Ed.), The Rough Guide to World Music, Africa & Middle East, 3rd edition (519-532) London: Rough Guides.
  7. Nooshin, L. (2005). 'Subversion and Countersubversion: Power, Control and Meaning in the New Iranian Pop Music. Randall, A.J. (Ed.), Music, power, and politics (231-272) Psychology Press. ISBN: 0415943647.
  8. Nooshin, L. (2003). Iranian Music. (Ed.), The World and Its People London: Brown Reference Group..
  9. Nooshin, L. (Jan 2001). Biographical entries on six Iranian musicians: 'Nur Ali Borumand', 'Ali Naqi Vaziri', 'Hossein Alizadeh', 'Dariush Talai', 'Mohammad Reza Shajarian' and 'Mohammad Reza Lotfi'. Sadie, S. and Tyrrell, J. (Ed.), The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians 

Conference (42)

  1. Nooshin, L. 'Searching for Musical Truth: The Nature of the Radif in Persian Classical Music'. the Postgraduate Research Day, May 1989, Goldsmiths' College, University of London.
  2. Nooshin, L. 'Jazz and its Social Meanings in Iran: From Cultural Colonialism to the Universal'. the World Jazz/Jazz Worlds Conference, May 2006, University of Chicago.
  3. Nooshin, L. '"Tomorrow is Ours": Re-Imagining Nation, Performing Youth. Discourses of Empowerment in the New Iranian Pop Music'. the Annual Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology, Nov 2005, Atlanta.
  4. Nooshin, L. "Like a Thoroughbred": Authority, Authenticity and Representations of the Past in Iranian Music'. the 29th Annual Conference of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology, May 2003, University of Bangor.
  5. Nooshin, L. '"Tomorrow is Ours": Re-imagining Nation, Performing Youth. Discourses of Empowerment in the New Iranian Pop'. the 2004 International Conference on Middle Eastern Studies, Jul 2004, (British Society for Middle Eastern Studies), School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
  6. Nooshin, L. 'Music and the Negotiation of "Otherness" in Iranian Cinema: Bashu, Little Stranger'. the symposium Mythologising the Transition: Bahram Beyzaie's Cinema and Theatre, 12 Jun 2010, UCL Mellon Programme.
  7. Nooshin, L. '"We Have to Become Universal": Internationalist Discourses and Language Choice in Contemporary Iranian Rock Music'. the Annual Conference of the 33rd British Forum for Ethnomusicology, Apr 2007, University of Newcastle.
  8. Nooshin, L. 'The Siren's Song: Embodiment and the Female Voice in Iranian Music'. the 39th World Conference of the International Council for Traditional Music, Jul 2007, Vienna.
  9. Nooshin, L. '"We Have To Become Universal": Internationalist Discourses and Language Choice in Contemporary Iranian Rock Music'. the Sixth Biennial Conference on Iranian Studies, Aug 2006, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
  10. Nooshin, L. '"Ta Seh Nasheh, Bazi Nasheh" ("Third Time Lucky"): Cross-cultural Considerations of Musical Structure'. the 18th Annual Conference of the ICTM (UK), Apr 1992, Charlotte Mason College, Ambleside.
  11. Nooshin, L. '"World Music" Performance in the UK Higher Education Curriculum'. Annual Conference of the National Association for Music in Higher Education, May 2008, University of Cumbria.
  12. Nooshin, L. 'Meaningful Sounds: Iranian Music and the Negotiation of Identity'. at the Triennial British Musicological Societies' Conference, Jul 1999, University of Surrey.
  13. Nooshin, L. 'Articulations of Power in Iranian Pop Music: Subversion and Counter-subversion'. the Annual Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology, 02 Oct 2003, Miami.
  14. Nooshin, L. 'Music and the Negotiation of "Otherness" in Iranian Cinema: Bashu, Little Stranger'. the Sound, Music and the Moving Image Conference, Institute of Musical Research, Sep 2007, University of London.
  15. Nooshin, L. '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, Apr 2002, University of Edinburgh.
  16. Nooshin, L. 'The Composition/Improvisation Debate: Power, Difference and Ideology in Musicological Discourse'. the RMA/SOAS Study Day: Improvisation in Musical Performance, Oct 2004, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
  17. Nooshin, L. 'Community of Catharsis: Cyberspace as Field Site'. the conference '100 Years of Musicological Scholarship in Finland. Celebration Symposium', 15 Mar 2011, Helsinki.
  18. Nooshin, L. 'The Transparent Analyst: Objectivity in Musicology'. the Postgraduate Research Day, Mar 1995, Goldsmiths' College, University of London.
  19. Nooshin, L. 'Community of Catharsis: Musical Mediations on the 2009 Iranian Presidential Elections'. the Annual Meeting of the Society for Ethnomusicology, 17 Nov 2011, Philadelphia.
  20. Nooshin, L. Proceedings 'Instrument Logic, Body Logic: The Aesthetics of Motivic Structure in Dastgah Segah'. the 10th European Seminar in Ethnomusicology, Aug 1994, Music Faculty, University of Oxford.
  21. Nooshin, L. 'Community of Catharsis: Musical Mediations on the 2009 Iranian Presidential Elections'. the Annual Conference of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology, 07 Apr 2011, University College Falmouth.
  22. Nooshin, L. 'Instrument Logic, Body Logic: The Aesthetics of Motivic Structure in Dastgah Segah'. the 10th European Seminar in Ethnomusicology, Aug 1994, Music Faculty, University of Oxford.
  23. Nooshin, L. 'Composition or Improvisation? The Case of Persian Classical Music'. Postgraduate Research Day, May 1987, Goldsmiths' College, University of London.
  24. Nooshin, L. 'Meaningful Sounds: Hearts, Minds and the Negotiation of Iranian Identity'. the 24th Annual Conference of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology, Mar 1998, University of Cambridge.
  25. Nooshin, L. 'Creative Procedures in Persian Classical Music'. 16th Annual Conference of the ICTM (UK), Mar 1990, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
  26. Nooshin, L. '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 May 2011, Institute of Musical Research, University of London.
  27. Nooshin, L. 'From Prayers at Dawn to Techno in the Park: Iran's Changing Soundscapes'. the 15th Annual Meeting of the European Seminar in Ethnomusicology, 12 Nov 1999, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
  28. Nooshin, L. 'Music and the Negotiation of "Otherness" in Iranian Cinema: Bashu, Little Stranger'. Annual Conference of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology, Apr 2008, University of Cardiff.
  29. Nooshin, L. 'From the "Natives'" Points of Views? The Unbearable Lightness of Analysis'. the 21st Annual Conference of the ICTM (UK), Apr 1995, University of Durham.
  30. Nooshin, L. 'Music, Islam and Nationhood: Competing Discourses of Identity in Iran'. the Third Biennial International Conference on Twentieth Century Music, Jun 2003, University of Nottingham.
  31. Nooshin, L. 'Hip-hop Tehran: Migrating Styles, Musical Meanings, Marginalised Voices'. the Open University conference Migrating Music: Media, Politics and Style,, 10 Jul 2009, SOAS.
  32. Nooshin, L. 'Subversion and Counter-subversion: Power, Control and Meaning in the New Iranian Pop Music'. the 2004 Annual Conference of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology, Apr 2004, University of Aberdeen.
  33. Nooshin, L. 'Hip-hop Tehran: Putting Marginalised Voices on the Global Map'. Thirty Years On: The Social and Cultural Impacts of the Iranian Revolution, 05 Jun 2009, SOAS.
  34. Nooshin, L. 'The Nature of the Radif in Persian Classical Music'. the 15th Annual Conference of the ICTM (UK), Apr 1989, University of York.
  35. Nooshin, L. 'Hip-hop Tehran: Putting Marginalised Voices on the Global Map'. the Annual Conference of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology, 16 Apr 2009, Liverpool John Moores University.
  36. Nooshin, L. 'The Siren's Song: Embodiment and the Female Voice in Iranian Music'. the 32nd Annual Conference of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology,, Apr 2006, University of Winchester.
  37. Nooshin, L. 'How to Get Published'. 'Doing Ethnomusicology: Implications and Applications', 20 Sep 2010, Institute of Musical Research, University of London..
  38. Nooshin, L. 'Underground, Overground: Rock Music and Youth Discourses in Iran'. the Fourth Biennial International Conference on Twentieth Century Music, Aug 2005, University of Sussex.
  39. Nooshin, L. 'Improvisation in Persian Classical Music'. the 13th Annual Conference of the ICTM (UK), Mar 1987, University of Durham.
  40. Nooshin, L. Proceedings 'From Prayers at Dawn to Techno in the Park: Iran's Changing Soundscapes'. 15th Annual Meeting of the European Seminar in Ethnomusicology, 12 Nov 1999, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
  41. Nooshin, L. 'In Search of the Nightingale: Myth and Metaphor in Persian Classical Music'. the 11th European Seminar in Ethnomusicology, Sep 1996, De Doelen Centre, Rotterdam, Holland.
  42. Nooshin, L. Underground, Overground: Rock Music and Youth Empowerment in Iran'. the 2005 Annual Conference of the British Forum for Ethnomusicology, Apr 2005, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.

Other Activities

Keynote Lectures/Speeches (27)

  • 'The Song of the Nightingale: Creation and Re-creation in Persian Classical Music', Nov 1989, Music Department, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Research Seminar
  • 'Persian Classical Music', Feb 1993, Horniman Museum, London. The 1993 Friends of Horniman Public Lecture
  • 'The New Iranian Pop: Music, Empowerment and Discourses of National Identity', 23 Mar 2001, Music Department Research Seminar, University of Surrey.
  • 'Improvisation as "Other": Creativity, Knowledge and Power. The Case of Iranian Classical Music', 14 Nov 2001, Performing Arts Department Research Seminar, Brunel University.
  • 'The New Iranian Pop: Music, Empowerment and Discourses of National Identity', Feb 2002, Social Anthropology Seminar Series, Brunel University.
  • 'The New Iranian Pop: Music, Empowerment and Discourses of National Identity', 28 Nov 2002, Music Department Ethnomusicology Research Seminar Series, Goldsmiths College, University of London.
  • 'The New Iranian Pop: Music, Empowerment and Discourses of National Identity', Dec 2002, Brunel University. Department of Performing Arts Research Seminar
  • 'Musical Tradition and Innovation in the Diaspora', Jun 2004, Royal Holloway College. talk Presented as part of the Diaspora Music Village, organised by Cultural Co-Operation. Presented jointly with Dr Tina K. Ramnarine.
  • 'Islam, Modernity and Nationhood: Music and the Play of Identities in Post-Revolutionary Iran', Nov 2004, Music Department Research Seminar, University of Nottingham.
  • 'Islam, Modernity and Nationhood: Music and the Play of Identities in Post-Revolutionary Iran', Nov 2004, Faculty of Music, University of Oxford, and the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. talk presented as part of the Public Lecture Series Ethnomusicological Studies of Muslim Societies
  • 'Underground, Overground: Rock Music and Youth Empowerment in Iran', 25 May 2005, Music Department, City University. Research Seminar
  • 'Spaces of Empowerment: The Changing Social Meanings of Iranian Popular Music, c.1970-2005', Mar 2006, Music Department Research Seminar, Manchester University.
  • Underground, Overground: Rock Music and Youth Empowerment in Iran', Jun 2006, Institute of Musical Research (in the 'Directions in Musical Research' seminar series),School of Advanced Study, University of London. Research Seminar
  • 'Jazz and its Social Meanings in Iran: From Cultural Colonialism to the Universal', Oct 2006, SOAS Music Department Research Seminar Series.
  • '"We Have to Become Universal": Internationalist Discourses and Language Choice in Contemporary Iranian Rock Music', Oct 2007, the Music Department, University of Liverpool. Research Seminar
  • 'Studying Iranian Contemporary Popular Culture', May 2008, the Centre for Film and Media Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. Research Seminar
  • 'Music and the Negotiation of "Otherness" in Iranian Cinema: Bashu, Little Stranger', Jun 2008, the Royal Holloway College Postcolonial Studies Research Group. Research Seminar
  • '"We Have to Become Universal": Rock Music and Internationalist Discourses in Contemporary Iran', 16 Oct 2008, St John's College, University of Oxford. Research Seminar
  • '"We Have to Become Universal": Rock Music and Internationalist Discourses in Contemporary Iran', 10 Mar 2009, Research Seminar presented at the Music Department, University of Surrey.
  • 'Music and the Negotiation of "Otherness" in Iranian Cinema: Bashu, Little Stranger', 18 May 2009, City University Music Department. Research Seminar
  • '"What do you Think you're Doing?" Research Ethics and the Music PhD Student', 19 Oct 2009, the Institute of Musical Research, Research Student Day.
  • '"Green is the Colour …": Musical Responses to the 2009 Iranian Presidential Elections', 06 Nov 2009, the Middle East and Central Asia Music forum, Institute of Musical Research, hosted at City University London.
  • November 2009. '"We Have to Become Universal": Popular Music and the Play of Identities in Contemporary Iran', 10 Nov 2009, the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Centre of Islamic Studies and Central Asia Forum, University of Cambridge. paper presented at the 'Music and Identity in the Middle East and Central Asia'
  • '"Green is the Colour …": Musical Responses to the 2009 Iranian Presidential Elections', May 2010, City University, London. Cultural Policy and Management Research Seminar
  • '"What do you Think you're Doing?" Research Ethics and the Music PhD Student', 21 Mar 2011, the Institute of Musical Research. Research Student Day
  • 'Community of Catharsis: Musical Mediations on the 2009 Iranian Presidential Elections', 26 Oct 2011, the Centre for Music Studies, City University. Research seminar
  • "What do you Think you're Doing?", 24 Oct 2011, the Institute of Musical Research, Research Student Day,. Research Ethics and the Music PhD Student

Press/Online Articles (33)

  • (CD) 'Review of Scattering Stars like Dust, Traditional Crossroads CD4288', 1999, Songlines: Journeys in World Music Issue 1: 90
  • (CD) 'Review of The Art of Improvisation, Wergo SM 1530-2', 1999, Songlines: Journeys in World Music Issue 1:89
  • (CD) 'Review of Iran: Bardes du Khorasan, OCORA C560136', 1999, Songlines: Journeys in World Music Issue 2:90-3
  • (CD) 'Review of Musique Iranienne Authentique - Vol.3: Setar - Mas'oud Shaari, Club du Disque Arabe CDA 401, AAA 171', 1999, Songlines: Journeys in World Music Issue 3:108
  • (CD) 'Review of Mystic Journey - String Music of Iran, Music of the World 155', 1999, Songlines: Journeys in World Music Issue 3:108
  • (CD) 'Review of Quest, Songlines 2402-2', 1999, Songlines: Journeys in World Music Issue 4:98-100
  • (CD) 'Review of Music of Kurdistan, Koch 333 36-2', 1999, Songlines: Journeys in World Music Issue 4:100
  • (CD) 'Review of Rozaneh, Erato/Detour 8573-85916-2', 2001, Songlines Journeys in World Music Issue 11:107
  • (CD) 'Review of Over the Wind, Traditional Crossroads 80702-4300-2', 2001, Songlines: Journeys in World Music Issue 12:100
  • (CD) 'Review of Iran: Masters of Improvisation, Buda 1986082', Mar 2003, Songlines: The World Music Magazine Issue 17:85
  • (CD) 'Review of Music of the Persian Mystics, ARC Music, EUCD 1792', Jul 2003, Songlines: The World Music Magazine Issue 19:93
  • (CD) 'Review of Shoorideh: Parissa and Ensemble Dastan, Network 24.253', Sep 2003, Songlines: The World Music Magazine Issue 20:77
  • (CD) 'Review of Journey to Persia: Dastan Trio, ARC Music, EUCD 1786', Sep 2003, Songlines: The World Music Magazine Issue 20:77
  • (CD) 'Review of Calligraphes Vocales: L'Art du Chant Classique Persan, Accords Croisés, AC107', Jul 2005, Songlines: The World Music Magazine Issue 31:89
  • (CD) 'Review of Endless Vision, Hermes Records, HER021', Jul 2005, Songlines: The World Music Magazine Issue 31:89
  • (CD) 'Review of Gol-e Behesht, Network 29.204', May 2006, Songlines: The World Music Magazine Issue 36:89
  • 'Persepolis: Discovering the Music of Iran', May 2006, The Middle East in London Volume 2, Issue 11:12
  • 'Rockin' in Iran', Feature on Iranian pop music, Jul 2006, Songlines: The World Music Magazine Issue 38: 34-5
  • (CD) 'Review of Persian and Middle Eastern Percussion, ARC Music, EUCD 1969', Sep 2006, Songlines: The World Music Magazine Issue 39:73
  • 'Beginner's Guide to Shahram Nazeri', Nov 2007, Songlines: The World Music Magazine Issue 47:54-5
  • (CD) 'Review of The Passion of Rumi, QuarterTone QTCD - 1010', Jan 2008, Songlines: The World Music Magazine Issue 49:78
  • (CD) 'Review of The Endless Ocean (Ensemble Dastan and Salar Aghili), Network 495120', Mar 2008, Songlines: The World Music Magazine Issue 50:102
  • (CD) 'Review of Songs from a Persian Garden (Marjan Vahdat, Mahsa Vahdat), FXCD 320', Mar 2008, Songlines: The World Music Magazine Issue 50: 102
  • (CD) 'Review of Jostojoo, Forever Seeking (Mamak Khadem), Banyan Tree Production', Oct 2008, Songlines: The World Music Magazine Issue 55:77
  • (CD) 'Review of I Am Eve (Mahsa Vahdat, Marjan Vahdat, Atabak Elyasi), Kirkelig Kulturveksted', Mar 2009, Songlines: The World Music Magazine Issue 58:78-9
  • (CD) 'Review of Acoustic World. Persia (Hossein Omoumi, Shahmirza Moradi, Sima Bina), Coro', Apr 2009, Songlines: The World Music Magazine Issue 59:77
  • 'Taking a Stand' (feature about musicians' responses to the 2009 presidential elections in Iran), Sep 2009, Songlines: The World Music Magazine Issue 62:12
  • (CD) 'Review of Mayeh-ye Dashti, Mayeh-ye Isfahan (Dastan Ensemble, Homayoun Shajarian) , Celestial Harmonies, 14298-2', Oct 2009, Songlines: The World Music Magazine Issue 63:76
  • (CD) 'Review of Iran: Musiques du Golfe Persane, Musique du Monde, Buda', Mar 2010, Songlines: The World Music Magazine Issue 66:75
  • (CD) 'Review of Love Songs and Dance Music from Loristan, Etnisk Musikklubb', Oct 2010, Songlines: The World Music Magazine Issue 73:83
  • (CD) 'Review of Oy (Mohsen Namjoo), FabricaMusic CD', Oct 2010, Songlines: The World Music Magazine Issue 73:81-2
  • (CD) Review of In the Name of the Rose (Dastan Ensemble, Salar Aghili), Celestial Harmonies 13300-2, Jan 2011, Songlines: The World Music Magazine
  • (CD) 'Review of I Vinens Speil (In the Mirror of Wine) (Mahsa Vahdat, Skruk), Kirkelig Kulturversted', Mar 2011, Songlines: The World Music Magazine

Radio Programmes (3)

  • Roses and Nightingales, Sep 1990 on BBC Radio 3. programme on Iranian classical music broadcast, in series of traditional music programmes.
  • World Routes, Jan 2007 on BBC Radio 3. reviewing current CDs of Iranian Music.
  • World Routes, Feb 2008 on BBC Radio 3. reviewing current CDs of Iranian Music.

Other Activities (5)

  • 2000. Interviewed by Maqam Journal (Iran); interview published in volume 6:116-119.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.