Program

 

Thursday, September 12, 2013
Pre-Conference Events

2:00-4:00 pm
Location: University of Alberta, Fine Arts Building, Studio 2-27

Workshop for Composers and Improvisers with members of New Sounds from Arab Lands.

7:30-9:30 pm
Location: University of Alberta, Fine Arts Building, Studio 2-27

Open Session for Community Performers with New Sounds from Arab Lands.

Friday, September 13, 2013
Location: University of Alberta, Lister Conference Centre, Wild Rose Room
Symposium

7:30-8:30 am
Registration

8:30-9:00 am
Welcome/Opening Remarks

9:00-10:30 am: Session 1
Gardens of Heaven and Earth in Qur’an and Literature
Panelists: Azim Nanji and Ali Asani
Discussant: Jocelyn Hendrickson

10:30-12:20 pm: Session 2A
Location: University of Alberta Fine Arts Building, Studio 2-27

Master Class with musicians from New Sounds from Arab Lands: violin, clarinet, saxophone, percussion.
Free Admission; please register in advance (see “Registration” page)

10:50-12:20 pm: Session 2B
Hearing Architecture and Landscapes in Islam
Panelists: Nina Ergin and Fairchild Ruggles
Discussant: Joan Greer

12:20-1:20 pm: Lunch Break (on your own)

1:20-2:50 pm: Session 3
New Directions in Islamic Gardens of North America
Panelists: Hussein Keshani and James Wescoat
Discussant: Lee Foote

3:10-4:00 pm: Session 4
Space for Freedom, Space for Change: The Park and Garden Projects of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture
Presenter: Shiraz Allibhai

Performance

5:00-8:00 pm, Music in the Garden: Evening of Musical Improvisation and Dinner Reception
Location: University of Alberta Devonian Botanic Garden, Parkland County (5 kms north of Devon AB; approximately 30 minutes from University of Alberta)

New Sounds from Arab Lands performance in the Kurimoto Japanese Garden. Reception included.
Casual outdoor apparel and walking shoes recommended.
Bus transportation from Edmonton to the Garden, return, is provided by reservation (see “Registration” page).

Ticketed event (one admission is included in the full conference registration; additional individual tickets may be purchased separately); see “Registration” page.

Saturday, September 14, 2013
Location: University of Alberta, Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science, Room 1-140
Symposium

8:30-8:45 am
Registration

8:45-9:00 am
Welcome/Opening Remarks

9:00-10:30 am: Session 5
Sounds and Spaces of Sufi Practices
Panelists: Joe Hill and Deborah Kapchan
Discussant: Earle Waugh

10:50-12:20 pm: Session 6
The Ethnomusicology of Architecture in Islamic Spaces
Panelists: Irene Markoff and Federico Spinetti
Discussant: Regula Qureshi

12:20-1:30 pm: Lunch Break (on your own)

1:30-3:00 pm: Session 7
Revitalizing Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage
The Aga Khan Music Initiative, introducing New Sounds from Arab Lands Lecture/Demonstration
Presenters: Fairouz Nishanova and Ted Levin

3:20-4:50 pm: Session 8
Round Table Discussion: Soundscapes and Landscapes of the Muslim World
Participants: All Conference Speakers and Musicians
Chair: Michael Frishkopf

Performance

8:00 pm New Sounds from Arab Lands in Concert
Location: University of Alberta, Students’ Union Building, Myer Horowitz Theatre
Ticketed event (admission included in full conference registration; individual admission may be purchased separately); see “Registration” page.

Sunday, September 15, 2013
Location: University of Alberta, Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science, Room 1-140
Symposium

8:30-8:45 am
Registration

8:45-9:00 am
Welcome/Opening Remarks

9:00-10:00 am: Session 9
The public garden as architecture of space, sound, music, botany, and community: an open discussion about the aesthetic, socio-cultural, and educational potentials of public gardens today.
Participants and audience input is also encouraged
Chair: Jonathan Kertzer

10:00-10:30 am
Closing

Workshop

10:30-12:00 pm Workshop with New Sounds from Arab Lands
Location: University of Alberta, Fine Arts Building, Studio 2-12
This workshop is open to everyone and embraces a pluralist approach to making music. Bring instruments, sing, clap to the beat, dance, or just listen. Together we celebrate cosmopolitanism through sound – a mission shared across the Muslim world for centuries. New Sounds brings us all together and includes all musicians, scholars and community members.

Free Admission; please register in advance (see “Registration” page)

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