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Title Music, sound, and architecture in Islam / edited by Michael Frishkopf and Federico Spinetti ; foreword by Ali S. Asani.

Publication Info. Austin : The University of TexasPress, 2018.

Item Status

Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Tracing the connections between music making and built space in both historical and contemporary times, this book brings together domains of intellectual reflection that have rarely been in dialogue to promote a greater understanding of the centrality of sound production in constructed environments in Muslim religious and cultural expression. Representing the fields of ethnomusicology, anthropology, art history, architecture, history of architecture, religious studies, and Islamic studies, the volume's contributors consider sonic performances ranging from poetry recitation to art, folk, popular, and ritual musics as well as religious expressions that are not usually labeled as "music" from an Islamic perspective in relation to monumental, vernacular, ephemeral, and landscape architectures; interior design; decoration and furniture; urban planning; and geography. Underscoring the intimate relationship between traditional Muslim sonic performances, such as the recitation of the Qur'an or devotional songs, and conventional Muslim architectural spaces, from mosques and Sufi shrines to historic aristocratic villas, gardens, and gymnasiums, the book reveals Islam as an ideal site for investigating the relationship between sound and architecture, which in turn proves to be an innovative and significant angle from which to explore Muslim cultures.
Contents Introduction : music, sound, and architecture in Islam / Michael Frishkopf and Federico Spinetti -- pt. 1. Transregional -- Listening to islamic gardens and landscapes / D. Fairchild Ruggles -- pt. 2. The Ottoman empire and Turkey -- A sound status among the Ottoman elite : architectural patrons of sixteenth-century Istanbul mosques and their recitation programs / Nina Ergin -- A concert platform : a space for a style in Turkish music / John Morgan O'Connell -- Articulating otherness in the construction of Alevi-Bektasi rituals and ritual space in a transnational perspective / Irene Markoff -- pt. 3. The Arab world -- Venerating Cairo's saints through monument and ritual : Islamic reform and the rise of the architext / Michael Frishkopf -- Nightingales and sweet basil : the cultural geography of aleppine song / Jonathan H. Shannon -- Aural geometry : poetry, music, and architecture in the Arabic tradition / Samer Akkach -- pt. 4. Andalusia and Europe -- Tents of silk and trees of light in the lands of Najd : the aural and the visual at a Mawlid celebration in the Alhambra / Cynthia Robinson -- Aristocratic residences and the Majlis in Umayyad Cordoba / Glaire D. Anderson -- Sounds of love and hate : Sufi rap, ghetto patrimony, and the concrete politics of the French urban periphery / Paul A. Silverstein -- pt. 5. Central and South Asia -- Ideal form and meaning in Sufi shrines of Pakistan : a return to the spirit / Kamil Khan Mumtaz -- The social and sacred microcosm of the Kiiz Ui : space and sound in rituals for the dead among the Kazakhs of Mongolia / Saida Daukeyeva -- pt. 6. Iran -- Listening to pictures in Iran / Anthony Welch -- Of mirrors and frames : music, sound, and architecture at the Iranian Zurkhaneh / Federico Spinetti.
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Subject Music and architecture -- Islamic countries.
Art and architecture -- Islamic countries.
Music -- Social aspects -- Islamic countries.
Music -- Islamic countries -- History and criticism.
Architecture -- Islamic countries -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Added Author Frishkopf, Michael Aaron, editor.
Spinetti, Federico, editor.
Asani, Ali S. (Ali Sultaan), 1954- writer of introduction.
Other Form: Print version: MUSIC, SOUND, AND ARCHITECTURE IN ISLAM. [Place of publication not identified] : UNIV OF TEXAS Press, 2017 1477312463 (OCoLC)961010932
ISBN 9781477312476 (electronic bk.)
1477312471 (electronic bk.)
Sudoc No. Z UA380.8 M973