Contemporary today, Heritage tomorrow: A Learning Approach to Contemporary Middle Eastern & Arabic Music
Exploring world music has always been my motivation and my source of inspiration as a performer and as a composer. Making traditional music become contemporary again is one of my main goals as a musician, therefore, this direction in music makes me ask myself about the relationship between tradition and the present: how could we reuse, recreate and re-produce the traditional elements of music in a contemporary context? And what role do I play in this recontextualization? The main purpose of this project is to compose an educational strategy to share the Arabic music with students, musicians, performers, and composers from different backgrounds. I hope to shine a new light on the richness of traditional Arabic music, so that musicians can borrow those traditional musical elements and reuse them in a contemporary context while composing, improvising and building a repertoire.
Valencia (Spain) Campus
Arabic music; educational project; tradition and contemporary
Nasser, Mohannad. “Contemporary today, Heritage tomorrow: A Learning Approach to Contemporary Middle Eastern & Arabic Music.” Master's thesis, Berklee College of Music, 2018. https://remix.berklee.edu/graduate-studies-contemporary-performance/123.