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Stone Records and Parallel Universes: Music and Globalization in Turkey

A faculty lecture by MÜNIR BEKEN, UCLA Ethnomusicology.

Thursday, October 25, 2007
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
10383 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095

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

Cost : Free

Sponsor(s): Center for European and Eurasian Studies

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