Stone Records and Parallel Universes: Music and Globalization in Turkey
A CEES faculty lecture by MUNIR 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.
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Published: Monday, December 10, 2007