Imagined Otherness: European Mimicry and the Formation of the Persian Modal System

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm, Schoenberg Music Building - Room B544

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Free and open to the public.


(310) 825-5947


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This lecture discusses 19th-century colonial literature on Persian music. It examines how European writers imagined a reductionist perspective to be the basis of a theoretical understanding of Persian musical practice.

A critical question would be how the colonial perception was adopted and advanced by local scholars.

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