Phaedon Sinis to Lecture on the Music of the Ottoman Empire


November 29, 2012 | 12:00-1:45 PM | Free & Open to the Public
Music Center, Room 131, UC Santa Cruz
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Phaedon Sinis On November 29, Phaedon Sinis will give a lecture on music in the Ottoman empire: its history and development, the interaction between Jewish and non Jewish musicians, and introduction to Turkish music theory and Maqam system. He will demonstrate singing an playing techniques on several Turkish instruments, among them the Kemence, and the Qanun.

Phaedon Sinis specializes in the study and performance of Ottoman music. He plays classical Kemence, Tarhu, Qanun, and Flute. He worked with ethnomusicologist Professor Ted Levin at Dartmouth College, and later on with Dr. Munir Nurettin Beken, Sokratis Sinopoulos, and Neyzen Ömer Erdogdular on Ottoman modal theory, and performance practice. Phaedon Sinis performs and tours regularly with the Aman Saki Trio.

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