Nov 052020
 

English

[French version below]

(Note: the link to the article is for the updated 2020/11/08 version)

NEMO-Online is delighted to announce the publication of Ozan Yarman’s new article entitled: “Search for an Optimal Tonal-System for an Authentic Turkish Soundscape: Weighing several theoretical models on ‎Makam music against pitch-histograms”.

This article has been written in the best spirit of quantitative statistical works on the maqām, it borrows from the results of a previous paper written in collaboration by the author in 2009 in order to achieve better readings about temperament – notably for the instrument qānūn – so as to reproduce with greater accuracy, a maximum amount of pitches of the Turkish scale, in relation to each maqām of Turkish music.

While redacted in the author’s characteristic style, it unfolds significant speculations about a specific quantitative musicology while insisting on the qualitative differences between musicians and maqām of a similar tradition.

Ozan Yarman: Search for an Optimal Tonal-System for an Authentic Turkish Soundscape,” Near Eastern Musicology Online 5 9 |2020-11| p. 65–103.

  • Additional material: Zip file containing relevant MS Excel files

Français

(Note: le lien ci-dessous donne accès à l’article dans sa version mise à jour au 2020/11/08)

Nous avons le plaisir à NEMO-Online de publier ce nouvel article d’Ozan Yarman intitulé: “Search for an Optimal Tonal-System for an Authentic Turkish Soundscape: Weighing several theoretical models on ‎Makam music against pitch-histograms”.

Composé dans la veine des meilleurs études en statistique quantitative du maqām, cet article reprend les résultats d’un précédent article co-écrit par l’auteur en 2009 pour essayer de mieux cerner le meilleur tempérament – notamment pour l’instrument qānūn – à même de reproduire au plus près un maximum de degrés de l’échelle de la musique turque, rapportés à chaque maqām de cette musique.

Rédigé dans le style caractéristique de l’auteur, il déroule les spéculations vertigineuses d’une certaine musicologie quantitative, tout en insistant sur les différences qualitatives entre musiciens et maqām d’une même tradition.

Ozan Yarman: Search for an Optimal Tonal-System for an Authentic Turkish Soundscape,” Near Eastern Musicology Online 5 9 |2020-11| p. 65–103.

  • Matériau additionel: Fichier .zip contenant des fichiers MS Excel relevant de l’étude statistique

Dec 072019
 

English

[French translation below]

We have the great pleasure of proposing our first set of Books and CD reviews on NEMO-Online.

Two books and one CD are reviewed:

  • Avra Pieridou Skoutella : Small musical worlds in the Mediterranean: ethnicity, globalization and Greek Cypriot children’s musical identities, Ashgate |Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT, 2015|, reviewed by Rosy and Amine Beyhom, Near-Eastern Musicology Online 5 8 |2019-11| p. 65–66.
  • Jean-François Goudesenne : Émergence du chant grégorien : les strates de la branche Neustro-insulaire (687-930) – Tome I. Étude historique et philologique, Tome II. Annexes, planches et édition, MŪSAM (MUSICALIA ANTIQUITATIS & MEDII AEVI) 2 vols., Brepols |Turnhout (Belgique), 2018|, reviewed by Rosy and Amine Beyhom, Near-Eastern Musicology Online 5 8 |2019-11| p. 66–69.
  • CD recorded by Melpo Merlier : ‘and let us sing in praise’ – Byzantine Hymns recorded in 1930 by Melpo Merlier, EDO (HERE) |Athens and Volos (Greece), March 2000|, reviewed by Rosy and Amine Beyhom, Near-Eastern Musicology Online 5 8 |2019-11| p. 69–71.

Français

Nous avons le plaisir de proposer cette première série de recensions de livres et d’un CD dans NEMO-Online.

Deux livres et un CD ont été revus:

  • Avra Pieridou Skoutella : Small musical worlds in the Mediterranean: ethnicity, globalization and Greek Cypriot children’s musical identities, Ashgate |Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT, 2015|, recension par Rosy et Amine Beyhom, Near-Eastern Musicology Online 5 8 |2019-11| p. 65–66.
  • Jean-François GOUDESENNE : Émergence du chant grégorien : les strates de la branche Neustro-insulaire (687-930) – Tome I. Étude historique et philologique, Tome II. Annexes, planches et édition, MŪSAM (MUSICALIA ANTIQUITATIS & MEDII AEVI) 2 vols., Brepols |Turnhout (Belgique), 2018|, recension par Rosy et Amine Beyhom, Near-Eastern Musicology Online 5 8 |2019-11| p. 66–69.
  • Un CD enregistré par Melpo Merlier : ‘and let us sing in praise’ – Byzantine Hymns recorded in 1930 by Melpo Merlier, EDO (HERE) |Athens and Volos (Greece), March 2000|, recension par Rosy et Amine Beyhom, Near-Eastern Musicology Online 5 8 |2019-11| p. 69–71.
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Nov 302019
 

English [French translation below] NEMO-Online is delighted to propose Amine Beyhom’s sequel to the dossier “MAT for the VIAMAP” which was published by NEMO-Online in November 2018. The post includes four video analyses of maqām music. The first part of the dossier combines three previously published analyses which cover different aspects of maqām, and follow an order of growing complexity of the analysis which does not interfere with its performance. The first ever 3D video analysis (A Huseynî Taksim performed by Neyzen Tevfik) undertaken by the research center of the author is included. While the analyses in Part I of the dossier reveal [more…]

Dec 142018
 

NEMO-Online Vol. 4 Nos. 6&7 is now available in Hard copy printed version / NEMO-Online Vol. 4 nos 6&7 est désormais disponible en version imprimée brochée.

Dec 142018
 

English [French translation below] Research centres and groups CERMAA, ICONEA and IReMus are delighted to inform you that the main theme for number eight of NEMO-Online will be: Music as science or music as art? This question has brought up controversy for centuries. It seems useful to apprehend what is the current position of music and musicology about this conundrum. Other themes are also proposed: The concepts and terminology of musicology and their evolution Variations on the linguistics of musicology. Have homophonic terms in various languages and different cultures the same meaning ? Collation of a multilingual lexicon taking these linguistic [more…]

Dec 042018
 

NEMO-Online Vol. 4 Nos. 6&7 is now available for downloading (download link below) / NEMO-Online Vol. 4 nos 6&7 est disponible pour téléchargement (lien ci-dessous). All pdf articles in this volume are available individually at http://nemo-online.org/articles and bookmarked for titles, subtitles and figures / tous les articles au format pdf de ce volume sont téléchargeables individuellement à http://nemo-online.org/articles et contiennent des marque-pages correspondant aux titres, sous-titres et figures. Note that minor changes in the layout may occur between individual articles and the binded volume, due to the harmonising of the layouts between No. 6 and No. 7 / Les changements [more…]

Oct 252018
 

English [French translation below] NEMO-Online is delighted to propose this new article by Amine Beyhom on notational tools and graphical analyses of melody and rythm. Musical notation has been reputed as disqualified for the analysis of “Foreign” musics since – at least – the experiments of Charles Seeger with the Melograph. It is nevertheless still used as the main analytic – and teaching – tool for these musics in most researches in musicology, and today in the teaching of these musics in autochthonous conservatories. Seeger’s experiments brought at his time cutting-edge solutions – and alternatives – to score notation but, [more…]

Nov 092017
 

English Free download of the articles of Nemo-Online Vol. 4 No. 6 below (click for the pdf version on the corresponding title of each article).  Issue 6 of NEMO-Online and editorial will be available in hard copy and pdf with Issue 7 in Volume 4, November 2018. NEMO-Online Vol. 4 Nos. 6 & 7 call for papers was: Research groups CERMAA, ICONEA and IReMus are seeking papers for the sixth and seventh issues of NEMO. The theme, continued from the theme of NEMO-Online No. 5 (available here), is about ‘Musicology/Ethnomusicology: evolutions, problems, alternatives’. This call for papers is sustained for [more…]

Aug 272017
 

[Download links at the end] NEMO-Online is delighted to propose this new article on modality in a very different way than what we have been used to: it is based on the absence of modes in part of the Japanese honkyoku repertoire, while composition is ruled mainly by the tone-color of the sounds (we do not dare write “pitches”) emitted by the shakuhashu player, at least in Traditional composition. The article is written by Bruno Chikushin (his artist name) Deschênes, a musician and author of a book on the shakuhashi, himself a trained shakuhachi player. The aim of the article [more…]

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