The Ottoman makam is deeply rooted in theory. In practice, however, theory structures experimentation and experimentation changes theory, dialectically. This ensemble class will focus on the main elements of makam in the Ottoman tradition, putting theory into practice. We will use songs, exercises, composition, and improvisation to focus on the basics of makam and see the links and changes with/in the pre-ottoman tradition(s) and with/in the post-republican era. Open to singers and instrumentalists. Recommended for all interested in Khazones!
Faculty: Nicolas Royer-Artuso
Level: Intermediate to Advanced