INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL OF MIDDLE EASTERN ARCHAEOMUSICOLOGY

 

Programme

Thursday 01

0900 1000    Registration/coffee

1100     Official opening with welcome speech by:

Paul Archbold; Irving Finkel and Richard Dumbrill

1200     Lunch (University restaurants at Senate House, Birkbeck College or at the School of Tropical Medicine)

The Oud in Near-Eastern Antiquity

Chair: Frédéric Billiet

1400     Piotr Michalowski: Strings and Things: The Cultural Space of String Instruments in Early Mesopotamia.

http://www-personal.umich.edu/~piotrm/cv1.html

1500     Theo Krispijn: The Lute in Ancient Mesopotamia and its Socio-Cultural Context.

http://hum.leiden.edu/lias/organisation/assyriology/krispijntjh.html

1600     Coffee/tea break

1630     Richard Dumbrill: The Oud from its possible Uruk origins origins in the iconography and the philology, and subsequent developments during the Akkadian period.

http://sas.academia.edu/RichardDumbrill/Books

1730     Margaux Bousquet: A small lute from the Sukkalmah period of Susa and its reconstruction.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=303685122977103&set=a.303685059643776.82325.221860351159581&type=1&theater

1800     Round table on the topics of the session.

Friday 2

The Oud in the Middle East

Chair: Amine Beyhom

0900     Malcolm Miller: The ‘Ud as a symbol of Middle-Eastern Cultural Dialogue: Radical Fusions in Recent Concert Music in Israel.

http://www.jmi.org.uk/israelimusic/index.html

1000     Kiki Kennedy-Day: The veil and the oud: female musicians in the Islamic world

Assistant professor in the Dept. of Religious Studies at Manhattan College, Riverdale, NY

1100     Coffee Break

1130     Taiseer Elias: The Oud – From Folk to Symphonic Music.

http://www.oud.eclipse.co.uk/elias.html

1230     Amine Beyhom: Presentation of NEMO-Online.

http://www.beyhom.com/systematique/pages/excerpts_fr.htm

 

1300     Lunch break

The Oud in Ancient Egypt

Chair: Piotr Michalowski

1400     Ricardo Eichmann: Extant lutes from the New Kingdom and the Coptic Period of Ancient Egypt.

http://www.dainst.org/en/member/ricardo-eichmann?ft=all

1500     Peter Zamarovský and  Dagmar Krejčí: An unusual depiction of a lute in the tomb of Rekhmire.

https://ekonom.feld.cvut.cz/web/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=240&Itemid=171

http://www.rozhlas.cz/leonardo/vstupte/_zprava/956856

1600     Tea break

1630     Philippe Brunet: The absence of the lute in Archaic and Classical Greek organology.

http://www.antebiel.com/fortunajuvat/Pages/DEMODOCOS.html

1730     Round table on the topics of the session.

Saturday 3

The Oud in the Western and Eastern Mediaeval Period

Chair: Irving Finkel

1000     Amine Beyhom: Two Persistent Misapprehensions about the ‘ūd.

http://www.beyhom.com/systematique/pages/excerpts_fr.htm

1100     Coffe break

1130     David Halperin:  The Rasâ’il Ikhwân al-Safâ’of the Ikhwan al-Safa:  The seventh section on the making of instruments and their tuning, their construction and stringing.

http://www.google.co.uk/search?gcx=c&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=david+halperin+Senior+Lecturer+in+Musicology%2C+Tel-Aviv+University

1230     Lunch break

Chair: Richard Dumbrill

1400     Frédéric Billiet: Presentation of Musicastallis. “Playing the luth” in medieval iconography.

http://www.plm.paris-sorbonne.fr/spip.php?rubrique31

1500     Matthias Wagner: The making of the modern oud.

http://www.lutes-strings.de/

1600     Tea break

1630     General round table discussion.

Dinner at a local restaurant for about £20 each wines excluded.

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Click on the link below for directions to the conference location:

http://www.london.ac.uk/map.html

Visit the conference hall:

http://www.london.ac.uk/3125.html

For additional information, please write to:

rdumbrill@iconea.org

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