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8th November, 2021

Middle East and Central Asia Music Forum

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Event Details

Date:
8th November, 2021
Time:
14:00
End Date:
9th November, 2021
Time:
18:00
Venue:
Online
Price:
Free

Monday 8th November 2021, 14:00 – 18:00 (UK time)

Session 1: 14:00 – 15:30 (UK time)

Iranian female composers and sound artists panel. Speakers: Pantea, Golfam Khayyam, Sevda Khatamian talk about and play examples of their work, followed by a Q&A session.

Break: 15.30 – 16:00 (UK time)

Session 2: 16:00 – 18:00 (UK time)

Yalda Yazdani (University of Siegen). ‘Women’s Music in Marginalized Communities: An Ethnographic Study on the Role of Music in the Daily Life of Qashqai Female Singers Based in Rural and Urban Areas’.

Mohsen Mohammadi (UCLA) ‘Soft Colonialism: Transcribing Authority in the Persian Dastgāh Tradition’.

Anne Rasmussen (College of William and Mary) ‘Tarab in the Grooves ~ Reconsidering a Transitional Moment in the Arab American Arts Economy’.


Tuesday 9th November 2021, 14:00 – 18:00 (UK time)

Session 3: 14:00 – 15:00 (UK time)

Discussion Session: Is it time to move beyond the ‘Middle East’? Renaming the Forum.

Speakers:

Armaghan Fakhraeirad (University of Pennslyvania).

Claire Launchbury (Institute of Advanced Studies, UCL).

Kamyar Salavati (University of Tehran).

Darci Sprengel (University of Oxford).

Martin Stokes (King’s College, University of London).

Break: 15:00 – 15:15 (UK time)

Session 4: 15:15 – 16:30 (UK time)

Film screening: Gitara (2019) by Stefan Fa Williamson (followed by Q&A with the filmmaker).

Break: 16:30 – 16:45 (UK time)

Session 5: 16:45 – 18:00 (UK time)

Hamidreza Salehyar (University of Toronto). ‘Composing the “Self,” Improvising the “Sonic”: Agency in Shia Mourning Rituals in Iran’.

Jonas Otterbeck, Agha Khan University. ‘Instil the Love of the Beloved: The Creative use of Sufi Thinking by the Artist Peter Murphy’.


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