Michael Frishkopf, Chair

Session 8, Saturday 14th, 3:20-4:50 pm
Location: University of Alberta, Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science, Room 1-140

Biography:

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Michael Frishkopf (bit.ly/mfwikia) is Professor of Music, Associate Director of the Canadian Centre for Ethnomusicology, and folkwaysAlive! Research Fellow at the University of Alberta. His research focuses on music and sounds of Islam, the Arab world, and West Africa. Research interests also include music for development, social network theory, digital music repositories, and music in cyberworlds. A SSHRC-funded project, “Music, Ritual, and Architecture in Islam,” centers on relations between soundscapes and landscapes of the Muslim world. Recent productions include an edited collection, Music and Media in the Arab World (bit.ly/mmaw); a collaborative video, “Songs of the New Arab Revolutions” (http://bit.ly/snarvid); two music CDs supporting development in Liberia and Ghana (bit.ly/buducd and kinkadrum.org); a series entitled “Songs for sustainable development and peace” (bit.ly/songssdp); and numerous articles and book chapters, including the forthcoming “Venerating Cairo’s saints through music and monument.” Professor Frishkopf has received major research grants from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSRHC), the Canadian Heritage Information Network, the American Research Center in Egypt, the Social Science Research Council (USA), the Fulbright Program, the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Humanities (USA).

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