MSC 374 Traditional Turkish Music and Divan Music

Social, historical and stylistic background of Classical Turkish Music. Basic elements of musical discourse. Makam, usul, sacred and secular forms, me┼čk and oral transmission, edvars and the traditional notion of music theory, instruments, instrumental ensembles, vocal traditions. Discussions regarding the classical style and the social change. Some problematic frameworks: periodization of Classical Turkish Music, westernization and/or modernization, orientalism, nationalism, culture politics, ethnomusicology and anthropology, globalization. Problem of musical modernism and traditional resources, interaction between Classical and New Turkish Music and other contemporary/international styles. Credit units: 3 ECTS Credit units: 5, Prerequisite: MSC 172 or MSC 174.

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