Talk and Workshop on Classical Persian Music by Prof. Hossein Omoumi

Saturday, November 15, 2008
Time: 06:00 PM
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The Persian Student Association and the Iranian Studies Program at Stanford University are hosting a talk and two workshops on classical Persian music by renowned Iranian musician, Hossein Omoumi.

The details are as follows:

Public Lecture
Title: Classical Persian Music System
Time: Saturday, November 15, 6-7 pm
Location: James H. Clark Center. (Directions, Map)

Workshop 1: Tetrachords in Classical Persian Music (in English) 10:00am-11:30am
Workshop 2: Mahur Mode in Classical Persian Music (in Persian) 3:00pm-4:30pm
Location: Encina Hall, Graham Stuart Lounge

To see the flyer of this event please click here.

All events are free, however, due to limited seating RSVP is required for the workshops.

About the speaker:

Hossein Omoumi was born in Isfahan, Iran, and began his musical education singing with his father. At age 14 he began to study the ney, the traditional reed flute of Iran. In 1962, Omoumi entered the National University of Iran to study architecture, but also played the ney in musical competitions, later entering the National Conservatory of Music in Tehran.

Hossein Omoumi is a noted scholar and teacher of Persian music, having served on the National Conservatory and Tehran University in Tehran, Center for Oriental Music Studies of Sorbonne University in Paris, UCLA in Los Angeles and the Ethnomusicology department of the University of Washington in Seattle. He is now Maseeh Professor in Persian Performing Arts of music at university of California, Irvine. He is also an architect, having received his Doctorate from the University of Florence, Italy. Hossein Omoumi has collaborated with many prominent Persian musicians including Hossein Alizadeh, Parissa, Madjid Derakhshani, and Sima Bina. His research on the making of the ney and percussion has opened new possibilities and introduced significant innovations to the ney, tombak and daf.

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