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WRITING

BOOK

Rhythmic Organisation in the Classical Music of the Arab Mashriq: An Analytical- Historical Study of the Theory and Practice of Īqā‘.

In Progress

JOURNAL ARTICLES 

“Īqā‘: a Canon to Respect or Break? Rhythm-Making Strategies in Composition and Improvisation in Classical Music of the Arab Mashriq", AAWM Journal. 

“A Study of Potential Modal Capacities in Persian Classical Music”. e-Journal Translingual Discourse in Ethnomusicology.

Forthcoming

2021

[Toward a Geographical-Ethnic Map for Dastgâhi Music] “Be suy-e yek naqshe-ye sarzamini-qowmi barâye sonnat-e dastgâhi”, Mahoor Music Quarterly, No 91: 43-91.

2020

[The Flexibility of Dastgâh; Intrinsic or Extrinsic? (Part II): Thoughts on Some Stylistic and Theoretical Transformations of Classical Iranian Music in the 20th Century] “En‘eṭâf-e dastgâh: jowhari yâ ‘araḍi? (bakhsh-e dovvom): ta‘ammolâti bar barkhi taḥavvolât-e  sabkshenâsâne va naẓari-ye sonnat-e dastgâhi dar qarn-e bistom-e milâdi, Mahoor Music Quarterly, No 88: 27-54.

 

[The Flexibility of Dastgâh; Intrinsic or Extrinsic? (Part I): Thoughts on the Theoretical, Repertorial and Geographical Origins of Dastgâh in Classical Iranian Music] “En‘eṭâf-e dastgâh: jowhari yâ ‘araḍi? (bakhsh-e avval): ta‘ammolâti bar khâstgâh-hâ-ye naẓari, kârgâni va joghrâfiyâ-yi-e dastgâh dar musiqi-ye kelâsik-e irâni, Mahoor Music Quarterly, No 87: 47-87.

2018

2016

[Music in Alâ’ Monajjem Bokhâri’s Ashjâr va Athmâr] “Musiqi dar Ashjâr va Athmâr-e Alā’-e Monajjem-e Bokhâri; taṣḥiḥ-e enteqâdi va sharḥ-e matn”, in collaboration with Sajjâd Nikfahm Khubrawân, Mahoor Music Quarterly, No 70: 39-86.

[Iqa’ in Practice: A Study of Long Rhythmic Cycles in the Shashmaqām Repertory of Central Asia]. “Iqâ’ dar ‘amal; motâle‘e-ye dowr-hâ-ye ṭulâni dar kârgân-e Shashmaqâm-e Âsia-ye miâneh”, Mahoor Music Quarterly, 63: 119- 164.

2014

2013

[A Study on Some Practical Aspects of Iqâ‘ in the Old Islamic Musical Treatises from the 12th to 18th century], “Barresi-e barkhi janbehâ-ye ‘amali-e Iqâ‘ dar resâlât-e musiqâyi-e ḥoze-ye eslâmi, qorun-e haftom tâ davâzdahom-e hejri-e qamari”, Mahoor Music Quarterly, 60: 167- 198.

2012

[The Study on Potentials of Tone Modules Combinations and their Acoustical Consonance in Iranian Music] ”Barresi- e emkânât-e tarkib-e vâhed- hâ-ye naghmegi va mizân-e molâyemat-e âcustiki-e ân-ha dar musqi-e Iran”, Iranian Journal for the History of Science, No. 10: 109-131.

2011

["An Approach to Theoretical Concept of Jumū‘-i Nāqiṣah in the Systematist School Treatises], “Negâhi be mafhume teorik-e jomu‘- e nâqese dar resâlât-e maktab-e montaẓamie”, HONAR-HA-YE- ZIBA, Journal of Fine Arts, University of Tehran, No 44, Autumn & Winter: 47-54.

[Rational Foundations of the Systematist School], “Bonyân-hâ-ye kheradvarzâne-ye maktab-e montaẓamie”, Mahoor Music Quarterly, 54:103-125.   

2009

[A Study On Some Potential Modal Capacities in Persian Classical Music],“ Barresi-e pâreyi az emkânât-e belqovve-ye modâl dar musiqi-e dastgâhi-e Iran”, Mahoor Music Quarterly, 46: 19-72.

ENCYCLOPEDIA ARTICLES

Forthcoming

[Music Chapter of Durrat al- tāj li- Ghurrat al-Dubbāj by Quṭb al-Dīn Shīrāzī]. “Bakhsh-e Musiqi-e Dorrat al- tâj le- Ghorrat al-Dobbâj-e Quṭb al-Din Shirâzi”, Great Islamic Encyclopedia, Vol. 23.

2016

[“Dastgâh], Great Islamic Encyclopaedia, Vol. 23.​

2012

[Hafeẓ: Music in Life and Poetry of Hafez] “Hafeẓ: musiqi dar zendegi va she‘r-e Hafeẓ”, The Great Islamic Encyclopedia, Vol. 19.

BOOK CHAPTERS

2013

[Music in Life and Poetry of Hafez] “Musiqi dar zendegi va she‘r-e Hafeẓ” In Life and Thoughts of Hafez; Collection of Articles, Under Supervision of Kazem Mousavi Bojnourdi, by Asghar Dadbeh, Domenico Ingenito and others. The Center for the Great Islamic Encyclopedia.

INTERVIEWS

2021

2020

Arab ‘Ūd: The Diversity of Morphology and Tuning System from the 18th till the 20th Centuries: Interview with Tarek Abdallah”, Mahoor Music Quarterly, No 89: 155- 175.

2016

“The story of the Foundation of a Music Department: Interview with Gen’ichi Tsuge”, Mahoor Music Quarterly, No 64, Summer 2014: 173- 210.

REPORTS

2015

“Ten Days of “Magham” in a Middle Eastern Atmosphere: Report of the Third Music Festival of ‘Mugham’ in Azerbaijan”, Mahoor Music Quarterly, No 59, Spring 2013: 187-194.

2014

“Is Ethnomusicology Still an Interdicipline?:  A Report of Annual BFE conference in Kent”, Mahoor Music Quarterly, No 71, Spring 2016: 149-156.

REVIEWS

Forthcoming

Lucas. Anna. E. Music of a Thousand Years: A New History of Persian Musical Traditions. Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society,

2020

Helvacı, Z., Olley, J., & Jäger, R. M. (ed.) Rhythmic Cycles and Structures in the Art Music of the Middle East. Mahoor Music Quarterly, No 86

 

Harris, Rachel & Martin Stokes. (ed.) Theory and Practice in the Music of the Islamic World: Essays in Honour of Owen Wright. Mahoor Music Quarterly, No 86

2019

Katz, Israel J. Henry George Farmer and the First International Congress of Arab Music (Cairo 1932), Mahoor Music Quarterly, No 82.

The Cairo Congress of Arab Music 1932 , 18 CDs and a handbook, Mahoor Music Quarterly, No 82

2017

Pettan, Svanibor and Jeff Todd Titon (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Applied Ethnomusicology (Oxford Handbooks), Mahoor Quarterly, No 75.

2016

Baily, John, War, Exile and the Music of Afghanistan; The Ethnographer’s Tale, Mahoor Music Quarterly, No 72.

Bithell, Caroline and Juniper Hill (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Music Revival (Oxford Handbooks), Mahoor Music Quarterly, No 72.

Church, Michael (ed.), The Other Classical Musics; Fifteen Great Traditions, Mahoor Music Quarterly, No 71.

Nooshin, Laudan , Iranian Classical Music: The Discourses and Practice of Creativity, Mahoor Music Quarterly, No 71.

Wright, Owen, Music Theory in Mamluk Cairo: The ġayat al-maṭlūb fī ῾ilm al-adwārwa-᾽l-ḍurūb by Ibn Kurr, Mahoor Music Quarterly, No 71.

ACCOMPANYING NOTES TO RECORDINGS

2014

VOCAL RADIF: DASTGĀH-E NAVĀ, Interpreted By Hātam Asgarī Farāhānī, Mahoor Institute of Culture and Arts.

DASTĀS; TĀR TRIO, based on Payām Jahānmānī’s idea. Institute of Culture and Arts.​

2013

From Rey To Rome by Saeid Nayeb Mohammadi, Avaye Barbad Institute