Mirrors of Iran: A continuing legacy of Persian poetry and music

Mirrors of Iran: A continuing legacy of Persian poetry and music

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Date & time

Thu 26 Nov 2020, 2pm – Fri 27 Nov 2020, 5pm

Location

online event
Geolocation

Australian National University - Association of Iranica in Australasia


Mirrors of Iran: A Continuing Legacy of Persian Poetry and Music

Persian Studies Conference, 26-27 November 2020

The Association of Iranica in Australasia in collaboration with the Australian National University is inviting scholars, musicians, academics and researchers to participate in a virtual zoom conference.

 

Registration link

DAY 1 commences at 2pm Australian Eastern Daylight time

 

Day 1

2.00 – 2.05 Welcome (Dr Zahra Taheri)

2.05 – 2.10 Opening address by A/Prof. Karima Laachir, Director of ANU – CAIS

2.10 – 2.15 Opening of the conference: AIA President, Masoud Rowshan

2.15 – 2.25 Honouring the late Mohammad Rezá Shajarián, renowned Iranian vocalist

 

2.25 – 3.15 Panel 1: Shifting cultural practices in music and poetry

2.25 – 2.30 Introduction (Dr Gay Breley)

2.30 – 2.45 Ehsan Reisi, Saeed Safari & Hamed Dehqan ‘Modifying Persian Poems by Persian Singers in The Last Hundred Years’

2.45 – 3.00 Pouya Nekouei: ‘Musical Mahfils during the Period of Mohammad Reza Shah: A Cultural History of Music Listening in the Private Sphere’

3.00 – 3.15  Mahsa Momennasab and Negin Kaykha: ‘A Descriptive-Analytical Study of How to Approach Nature in Iranian Adolescent Poetry (1978-2014/ 1357-1393)’

3.15 – 3.30 Q & A (Moderator: Dr Gay Breley)

3.30 – 3.40 Break

 

3.40 – 4.45 Panel 2: Connections and poetics

3.45 – 3.50 Introduction (Dr Milad Milani)

3.50 – 4.05 Katayoun Namiranian: ‘In the Name of God, the Life-giver and the Wise the Gathās, First Collection of Iranian Poetry’

4.05 – 4.25 Omid Zakerikish: ‘Poetics of lyrical poetry in Persian literature’

4.25 – 4.40 Malek Mohammadi Siamak: ‘Concepts of Music revealed in the Image-Schema of Rumi Poems, from the Fourth Book of Masnavi (731-780) and Ghazal 304 of Divan-e Kabir’

4.40 – 4.55 Fakhroddin Ghaffari: ‘A survey into percussion instruments and rhythms present in Persian ceremonial music and poetry’

4.55 – 5.10 Q & A (Moderator: Dr Milad Milani)

5.10 – 5.20 Break

 

5.20 – 5.30 Musical interlude (Shajarian: Tasnif...)

5.30 – 5.35 Introduction (Aftáb Darvishi)

5.35 – 6.05 Keynote address.1: Mohammad Reza Darvishi (in Persian)

Poetry and its application in Persian Music ( شعر و چگونگی کاربرد آن در موسیقی ایرانی)

6.05 – 6.15 Darvishi’s compositions: Láleche and Selected works for Cinema & Theatre

6.15– 6.30 Q & A (Moderator: Vedad Famourzadeh)

6.30 – 6.35 Conclusion Day 1

 

Day 2

9.00 – 9.05 Opening Welcome and Introduction (Dr Karima Laachir)

9.05 –9.35 Keynote Address2: Professor Laudan Nooshin ‘From Lor Girl to May Lady: Music, Poetry and Constructions of Womanhood in Iranian Cinema’

9.35 – 9.50 Q & A (Moderator: Dr Karima Laachir)

 

9.50 – 9.55 Introduction (A/Professor Kim Cunio)

9.55 –10.25 Keynote address.3: Professor Reza Vali:

Toward that Endless Plain, Concerto for Persian Ney and Orchestra’- Lecture

10.25 – 10.40 Q & A (Moderator: A/Professor Kim Cunio)

 

10.40 - 10.50 Break

 

10.50 – 12.00 Panel 3: Musical Adaptation & Women in Iran and the Diaspora

10.50 – 10.55 Introduction (Dr Laetitia Nanquette)

10.55 – 11.10 Dr Zahra Taheri: ‘Breaking the boundaries’

11.10 – 11.25 Gelareh Pour: My life as an Iranian woman musician in Australia

11.25 – 11.40 A/Professor Kim Cunio: ‘Ishq: The growth of Persian music at the ANU School of Music’

11.40 – 12.00 Aftáb Darvishi: - Tableau Musicale ‘Daughters of Sol’

- ‘Kronos, Fifty for the future composer - interview’.

 

12.00 – 12.15 Q & A (Moderator: Dr Laetitia Nanquette)

 

12.15 – 12.45 Lunch Break

 

12.45 – 1.05 Persian Musical performance: Siamak Mohammadi-Nejad & Anna Macdonald

1.05 – 1.55 Panel 4: Regional Music

1.05 – 1.10 Introduction (Dr Gay Breyley)

1.10 – 1.25 Mitra Jahandideh: ‘The sound of Tálesh culture through Folk songs’

1.25 – 1.40 Vedad Famourzadeh:

‘Heterogeneous musical traditions: Marginalised regional music of Iran’

1.40 – 1.55  Tara Allahverdi Ashtiani: ‘The characteristics of Regional Tanbour Repertoires accompanied by Dances’

1.55 – 2.10 Q & A (Moderator: Dr Gay Breyley)

 

2.10 – 2.20 Break

2.20 – 2.35 Sháhnámeh kháni (Recitation) Performed by Mirás Music Ensemble accompanied by simultaneous calligraphy workshop of Reza Taghipour

2.35 – 3.25 Panel 5: Sháhnámeh (Ferdowsi: The book of Kings)

2.35 – 2.40 Introduction (Dr. Zahra Taheri)

2.40 – 2.55  Rahmat Amini & Bahar Banijamali: The function of using special musical terms and instruments to convey concepts in ‘Shahnameh’

2.55 – 3.10  Samaneh Haghshenas: The Iconology of Iranian Music in Shahnameh Miniatures: Al-e-Injou (1303-1356) vs. Timurids (1369-1510)

3.10 – 3.25  Houman Zandi-Zadeh: Pari Saberi: Adaptation Vs Collage Vs Plagiarism

3.25– 3.40 Q & A (Moderator: (Dr. Zahra Taheri)

 

3.40– 3.50 Break

 

3.50 – 5.00 Panel 6: Musical Transformations

 

3.50 – 5.55 Introduction (A.Professor Kim Cunio)

3.55 – 4.10  Roya Safaei: Revitalising and Transforming Sassanian Period Music in a Modern Context

4.10 – 4.25  Arash Moshtaqi: The Place and Role of Tār in Shaping the Structure of Persian Dastgāhi Music

4.25 – 4.40  Ehsan Tavakkol: The specifics of orchestration in the composition ‘Toward That Endless Plain’, Concerto for Persian Ney and Orchestra by Reza Vali

4.40 – 4.55 Mazyar Kanáni: The Role of Tombak as accompanying music in Iranian Classical Music (1946 - 2006)

4.55 – 5.15 Q & A (Moderator: A.Professor Kim Cunio)

5.15 – 5.40 Music Finale – Homayoun Shajarian’s Concert: Simorq

5.40– 5.45 Conclusion & Closing remarks – Dr Taheri & Masoud Rowshan

 

contact us via Email:

Dr Zahra Taheri

M Masoud Rowshan

Caisconference.Persian.2020@anu.edu.au


Iranica.associa@gmail.com

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