Music from an Ancient Land: Traditional, Folk, and Contemporary Music of Iran
Center for Iranian Music Presents:
Music from an Ancient Land:
Traditional, Folk, and Contemporary Music of Iran
BXA / School of Music Course, Carnegie Mellon University
Instructor: Reza Vali
Time and Place: Thursday 6:30-8:20 P.M., CFA A2
Cross Register Students are Welcome. Auditing Students or Community Members are Welcome.
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The Iranian civilization is one of the oldest continuing civilizations in the world. Music has played an important role in the continuation and preservation of this ancient culture. In this course, the traditional, folk, and contemporary music of Iran will be studied and discussed. The focal point of the course will be the Persian modal system, the Dástgâh. Starting with a historical survey of the ancient and medieval Persian music. different aspects of the Dástgâh system will be demonstrated and discussed. In addition, religious music and folk music of Iran as well as Iranian contemporary music will be discussed during the course.