Music Theory in the Safavid Era

Turkic Soundscapes From Shamanic Voices to Hip-Hop Edited by Razia Sultanova and Megan Rancier Becoming a Garamut Player in Baluan, Papua New Guinea Musical Analysis as a Pathway to Learning Tony Lewis Music Theory in the Safavid Era ...

Author: Owen Wright

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351665865

Category: Music

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The Safavid era (1501–1722) is one of the most important in the history of Persian culture, celebrated especially for its architecture and art, including miniature paintings that frequently represent singers and instrumentalists. Their presence reflects a sophisticated tradition of music making that was an integral part of court life, yet it is one that remains little known, for the musicological literature of the period is rather thin. There is, however, a significant exception: the text presented and analysed here, a hitherto unpublished and anonymous theoretical work probably of the middle of the sixteenth century. With a Sufi background inspiring the use of the nay as a tool of theoretical demonstration, it is exceptional in presenting descriptive accounts of the modes then in use and suggesting how these might be arranged in complex sequences. As it also gives an account of the corpus of rhythmic cycles it provides a unique insight into the basic structures of art-music during the first century of Safavid rule.

Music Theory in the Safavid Era

There is, however, a significant exception: the text presented and analysed here, a hitherto unpublished and anonymous theoretical work of the middle or second half of the sixteenth century.

Author: Owen Wright

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ISBN: OCLC:1053623574

Category: Music theory

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The Safavid era (1501-1722) is one of the most important in the history of Persian culture, celebrated especially for its architecture and art, including miniature paintings that frequently represent singers and instrumentalists. Their presence reflects a sophisticated tradition of music making that was an integral part of court life, yet it is one that remains little known, for the musicological literature of the period is rather thin. There is, however, a significant exception: the text presented and analysed here, a hitherto unpublished and anonymous theoretical work of the middle or second half of the sixteenth century. With a Sufi background inspiring the use of the nay as a tool of theoretical demonstration, it is exceptional in presenting descriptive accounts of the modes then in use and suggesting how these might be arranged in complex sequences. As it also gives an account of the corpus of rhythmic cycles it provides a unique insight into the basic structures of art-music during the first century of Safavid rule.

Theory and Practice in the Music of the Islamic World

2009, Touraj Kiaras and Persian Classical Music: An Analytical Perspective (Farnham: Ashgate). 2010, Epistles of the Brethren of Purity. ... Music theory in the Safavid era. The taqsīm al-naġamāt (SOAS Ethnomusicology Series, ...

Author: Rachel Harris

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351752152

Category: Music

Page: 322

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This volume of original essays is dedicated to Owen Wright in recognition of his formative contribution to the study of music in the Islamic Middle East. Wright’s work, which comprises, at the time of writing, six field-defining volumes and countless articles, has reconfigured the relationship between historical musicology and ethnomusicology. No account of the transformation of these fields in recent years can afford to ignore his work. Ranging across the Middle East, Central Asia and North India, this volume brings together historical, philological and ethnographic approaches. The contributors focus on collections of musical notation and song texts, on commercial and ethnographic recordings, on travellers’ reports and descriptions of instruments, on musical institutions and other spaces of musical performance. An introduction provides an overview and critical discussion of Wright’s major publications. The central chapters cover the geographical regions and historical periods addressed in Wright’s publications, with particular emphasis on Ottoman and Timurid legacies. Others discuss music in Greece, Iraq and Iran. Each explores historical continuities and discontinuities, and the constantly changing relationships between music theory and practice. An edited interview with Owen Wright concludes the book and provides a personal assessment of his scholarship and his approach to the history of the music of the Islamic Middle East. Extending the implications of Wright’s own work, this volume argues for an ethnomusicology of the Islamic Middle East in which past and present, text and performance are systematically in dialogue.

The Sound State of Uzbekistan

Popular Music and Politics in the Karimov Era Kerstin Klenke ... Becoming a Garamut Player in Baluan, Papua New Guinea Musical Analysis as a Pathway to Learning Tony Lewis Music Theory in the Safavid Era Owen Wright Arnold Bake A ...

Author: Kerstin Klenke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351046411

Category: Music

Page: 316

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The Sound State of Uzbekistan: Popular Music and Politics in the Karimov Era is a pioneering study of the intersection between popular music and state politics in Central Asia. Based on 20 months of fieldwork and archival research in Tashkent, this book explores a remarkable era in Uzbekistan’s politics (2001–2016), when the Uzbek government promoted a rather unlikely candidate to the prominent position of state sound: estrada, a genre of popular music and a musical relic of socialism. The political importance it attached to estrada was matched by the establishment of an elaborate bureaucratic apparatus for state oversight. The Sound State of Uzbekistan shows the continuing legacy of Soviet concepts to frame the nexus between music, artists and the state, and explains the extraordinary potency ascribed to estrada. At the same time, it challenges classical readings of transition and also questions common binary models for researching culture in totalitarian or authoritarian states. Proposing to approach lives in music under authoritarianism as a form of normality instead, the author promotes a post-Cold War paradigm in music studies.

Music Health and Power

... Music Theory in the Safavid Era Owen Wright Arnold Bake: A Life with South Asian Music Bob van der Linden Music, Health, and Power: Singing the Unsayable in The Gambia Bonnie B. McConnell For more information about this series, ...

Author: Bonnie B. McConnell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000712063

Category: Music

Page: 162

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Music, Health, and Power offers an original, on-the-ground analysis of the role that music plays in promoting healthy communities. The book brings the reader inside the world of kanyeleng fertility societies and HIV/AIDS support groups, where women use music to leverage stigma and marginality into new forms of power. Drawing on ethnographic research conducted over a period of 13 years (2006–2019), the author articulates a strengths-based framework for research on music and health that pushes beyond deficit narratives to emphasize the creativity and resilience of Gambian performers in responding to health disparities. Examples from Ebola prevention programs, the former President’s AIDS “cure,” and a legendary underwear theft demonstrate the high stakes of women’s performances as they are caught up in broader contestations over political and medical authority. This book will be of interest to scholars and students of ethnomusicology, medical anthropology, and African studies. The accompanying audio examples provide access to the women’s performances discussed in the text.

Music as Heritage

From Shamanic Voices to Hip-Hop Edited by Razia Sultanova, Megan Rancier Becoming a Garamut Player in Baluan, Papua New Guinea Musical Analysis as a Pathway to Learning Tony Lewis Music Theory in the Safavid Era Owen Wright Music as ...

Author: Barley Norton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315393841

Category: Music

Page: 320

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As economic, technological and cultural change gathers pace across the world, issues of music heritage and sustainability have become ever more pressing. Discourse on intangible cultural heritage has developed in complex ways in recent years, and musical practices have been transformed by safeguarding agendas. Music as Heritage takes stock of these transformations, bringing new ethnographic and historical perspectives to bear on our encounters with music heritage. The volume evaluates the cultural politics, ethics and audiovisual representation of music heritage; the methods and consequences of music transmission across national borders; and the perennial issues of revival, change and innovation. UNESCO’s 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage provides an essential reference point for studies of music heritage. However, this volume also pays attention to important spheres of musical activity that lie outside of UNESCO’s reach and the reasons why some repertories of music are chosen for safeguarding while others are not. Some practices of art music in Europe explored in this book, for example, have received little attention despite being susceptible to endangerment. Developing a comparative framework that cuts across genre distinctions and disciplinary boundaries, Music as Heritage explores how music cultures are being affected by heritage discourse and the impact of international and national policies on grass-roots music practices.

Arnold Bake

Edited by Razia Sultanova, Megan Rancier Becoming a Garamut Player in Baluan, Papua New Guinea Musical Analysis as a Pathway to Learning Tony Lewis Music Theory in the Safavid Era Owen Wright Arnold Bake A Life with South Asian Music ...

Author: Bob Van Der Linden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351356909

Category: Music

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Arnold Bake (1899–1963) was a Dutch pioneer in South Asian ethnomusicology, whose research impressed not only the most renowned Indologists of his time but also the leading figures in the emerging field of ethnomusicology. This long overdue biography sheds light on his knowledge of the theory and practice of South Asian music, as well as his legacy on the intellectual history of ethnomusicology. Bake spent nearly seventeen years in the Indian subcontinent and made numerous, irreplaceable recordings, films and photographs of local musicians and dancers. As a gifted Western musician, he studied Indian singing with Bhimrao Shastri, Dinendranath Tagore and Nabadwip Brajabashi, and successfully performed Rabindranath Tagore’s compositions and South Asian folk songs during hundreds of lecture-recitals in India, Europe and the United States. For the last fifteen years of his life, Bake taught Indian music at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London; he was the first to do so at a Western university. Besides his numerous writings and radio presentations, he advanced his subject through his activities in British and international research associations. The history of ethnomusicology, especially as applied to South Asia, cannot be fully understood without regard to Bake, and yet his contribution has remained, until now, unclear and unknown.

Music of a Thousand Years

A New History of Persian Musical Traditions Ann E. Lucas ... 167; (re)constructed identity of 209; concept of Iran in Safavid-era song texts, 97–98; Constitutional Period, 170, 172; cultural revival of 151; distinct music history of, ...

Author: Ann E. Lucas

Publisher: University of California Press

ISBN: 9780520300804

Category: History

Page: 288

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A free open access ebook is available upon publication. Learn more at www.luminosoa.org. Iran’s particular system of traditional Persian art music has been long treated as the product of an ever-evolving, ancient Persian culture. In Music of a Thousand Years, Ann E. Lucas argues that this music is a modern phenomenon indelibly tied to changing notions of Iran’s national history. Rather than considering a single Persian music history, Lucas demonstrates cultural dissimilarity and discontinuity over time, bringing to light two different notions of music-making in relation to premodern and modern musical norms. An important corrective to the history of Persian music, Music of a Thousand Years is the first work to align understandings of Middle Eastern music history with current understandings of the region’s political history.

The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Music and Culture

Seated in Baghdad, the Abbasid dynasty (750–1258 C.E.) initially enjoyed an era sometimes considered a golden age—a ... poets and musicians as well as song texts and some accompanying details of performance practice and music theory.

Author: Janet Sturman

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781483317748

Category: Music

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The SAGE Encyclopedia of Music and Culture presents key concepts in the study of music in its cultural context and provides an introduction to the discipline of ethnomusicology, its methods, concerns, and its contributions to knowledge and understanding of the world's musical cultures, styles, and practices. The diverse voices of contributors to this encyclopedia confirm ethnomusicology's fundamental ethos of inclusion and respect for diversity. Combined, the multiplicity of topics and approaches are presented in an easy-to-search A-Z format and offer a fresh perspective on the field and the subject of music in culture. Key features include: Approximately 730 signed articles, authored by prominent scholars, are arranged A-to-Z and published in a choice of print or electronic editions Pedagogical elements include Further Readings and Cross References to conclude each article and a Reader’s Guide in the front matter organizing entries by broad topical or thematic areas Back matter includes an annotated Resource Guide to further research (journals, books, and associations), an appendix listing notable archives, libraries, and museums, and a detailed Index The Index, Reader’s Guide themes, and Cross References combine for thorough search-and-browse capabilities in the electronic edition

The Dastur Al moluk

On this account in Persia the musicians all become very rich by attendance at such balls and festivities . " 1 339 During the Safavid era the systematist theory of Safi al - Din Ormavi ( d . 1274 ) was still in use , until it was ...

Author: Rafīʻā Jābirī Anṣārī (Mīrzā)

Publisher: Mazda Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015068807083

Category: History

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