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Conference - Middle East and Central Asia Music Forum




Registration from 9.30am


Registration from 9.30am

9.45am - Welcome

Session 1 - 9.50 - 11.30am, Room AG09Julian Harris (Oxford University)
The Role of Music in the Iranian Islamic Revolution of 1979

Laudan Nooshin (City University London)
'Green is the Colour …': Musical Responses to the 2009 Iranian Presidential Elections

11.30am - 12noon tea/coffee

Session 2 - 12noon - 12.50pm, Room AG09

Thomas Solomon (University of Bergen)
"The Girl's Voice in Turkish Rap": Gender and Vocality in the Music of Ayben

12.50 - 2pm Lunch break

Piano Recital - 2.15-3.15pm, Performance Space

A Journey Through the Piano Music of Iran
Tara Kamangar

3.15 - 3.45pm tea/coffee

Session 3 - 3.45 - 5.30pm, Room AG09

Leili Sreberny Mohammadi (UCL)
Home and Away: Music Listening and the BBC in Iran

Claire Launchbury (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Animating Music and Memory in the Context of Collective Amnesia: Beirut 1982 Revisited

Film screening - 5.45-7.30pm, AG09

Screening of The Glass House (2008), a film by Hamid Rahmanian and Melissa Hibbard.

The Middle East and Central Asia Music forum is open to researchers, students and anyone interested in the music and culture of the region. In the spirit of fostering dialogue and interdisciplinarity, we hope that the issues discussed at the forum will be of interest to a broad audience, including musicologists, ethnomusicologists and other researchers in the arts, humanities and social sciences. In addition, we welcome those working on other aspects of Middle Eastern and Central Asian culture broadly speaking (dance, visual arts, media, film, literature, etc.)

Advance booking is requested via Valerie James at; a contribution to costs of £10 is requested on the door. Attendance for students and the unwaged is free.

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12.00am - 12.00amFriday 6th November 2009