A faculty lecture by MÜNIR BEKEN, UCLA Ethnomusicology.
Münir Beken is an Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology at UCLA. His career spans theory, composition, ethnomusicology, and performance. As a composer, he has written a state-commissioned ballet suite for orchestra, won awards for film music, and scored television documentaries both domestically and internationally. His scholarly work focuses on modal theory; he is also conducting research on musical globalization and the phenomenology of music. He has published in Ethnomusicology, a premier journal in the field, and contributed to The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians. He was one of the founding members of the State Turkish Music Ensemble. As a soloist on the ud, he has performed in venues across the U.S. and has recorded a solo CD with Rounder Records.
A podcast of the lecture is available at http://www.international.ucla.edu/euro/podcasts/
Sponsor(s): Center for European and Eurasian Studies
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