Music of the Ottoman Empire: Lecture and Demonstration

Thursday November 6, 2014

Time: 12pm

Location: 208 Knox Hall. Columbia University

An outcome of hundreds of years of artistic development in a multicultural environment, geographically spread over three continents, Ottoman music left an indelible mark on world music today. 

Ahmet Erdogdular will give a lecture on music in the Ottoman Empire: its history, makam structure, forms, and the Turkish, Greek, Armenian, and Jewish musicians who contributed to the creation of the Ottoman musical heritage.

Accompanied by Ali Osman Erdogdular, he will demonstrate singing and playing techniques and imporvisation on several instruments.

Lunch will be served
Free and open to the public