Madison Early Music Festival 2017 Lecture Series

The Maqam Tradition: Dimensions of Arab Music in Muslim Spain

Date
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Time
6:30 p.m.
Description
An introduction to historical dimensions of Arab music in premodern Spain, especially the arrival of Arab instruments to Muslim Spain in the 8th century, and then to Europe, this lecture includes demonstration of key concepts such as microtonality, maqam, the use of tetrachords, and improvisation on the oud.
Cost
Free
Contact
890-1118, memf@arts.wisc.edu