Chant on the Wings of Gabriel: Islamic Sound Art

Locations
Bramall Music Building - The Dome (3rd Floor) (R12 on map)
Category
Arts and Science Festival
Date(s)
Tuesday 18th March 2014 (17:00-18:00)
Contact

Admission free, booking recommended. Please email Catherine Maguire at artsandscience@contacts.bham.ac.uk to reserve a place. Please include your name, the event title and date.

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Join academics, researchers, artists and musicians for this interdisciplinary conversation exploring Qawwali, a form of Sufi devotional music stretching back more than 700 years.

Drawing together experts in music, physics, archaeology, digital cultures and theology, the newly established Qawwali Research Unit, led by Tasawar Bashir, will explore the ontology and theology of sound through informal discussion and examples of sound works.

This event is presented by Qawwali Research Unit and the Department of Music as part of Arts & Science Festival 2014, a week-long celebration of ideas, research and collaboration across campus. For details of the full programme, visit: www.birmingham.ac.uk/artsandsciencefestival.