Admission Price: Free to attend. It would be helpful if you can sign up so we can get an idea of numbers attending in advance.
Location: Room G52 (Main Building) SOAS, University of London
In conjunction with the Institute of Musical Research.
All welcome and admission is free but advance registration is requested for planning purposes.
Current Research in the Musics of the Middle East and Central Asia
9.40 - 11.00 Session 1
Dafna Dori (Uppsala University). Songs Composed by Saleh al-Kuwaity: Innovations in Iraqi Music 1930-1950
Sara Massaneh (Independent). Call and Response: Iraqi Jewish Musical Responses to the British Raj in Twentieth Century Bombay
11.30-12.50pm Session 2
Saeid Kordmafi (SOAS). Īqā‘: a Canon to Respect or Break? Rhythm-making strategies in composition and improvisation in the Arab Mashriq
Owen Wright (SOAS). Metrical Intermezzo: Text-setting in the Ottoman vocal repertoire
1.00pm - 2.30pm Lunch
2.30pm - 4.00pm Session 3
Zeynep Abbasoglu (Leiden University). Music Production in the 14th – 15th Century Jalayirid and Timurid Courts: The Life and Legacy of Abd al-Qadir Maraghi
Rachel Beckles Wilson (RHUL). Extending a tradition and the challenge of ‘becoming minoritarian’
4.00pm-5.00pm Music from SOAS students
Convene to local eatery …
The Middle East and Central Asia Music forum has been running since 2007 and 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.)
The Forum is convened by Dr Laudan Nooshin, City, University of London, (email@example.com), and Dr Rachel Harris, SOAS, University of London, (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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9.30am - 5.00pmMonday 5th November 2018