Alaturka: Style in Turkish Music (1923–1938) (SOAS by John Morgan O'Connell

By John Morgan O'Connell

The early-Republican period (1923-1938) was once a massive interval of musical and cultural switch in Turkey. Alaturka: sort in Turkish track is a examine of the importance of fashion in Turkish track and, particularly, the polemical debate approximately an jap kind of Turkish tune (called, alaturka) that built in this wealthy and intricate period of Turkish heritage. Representing greater than 20 years of analysis, the ebook explores the stylistic different types that express the intersection among tune and tradition; the various chapters deal with musical fabrics, musical practices and musical contexts in flip. trained by way of serious techniques to musical aesthetics in ethnomusicology in addition to musicology and anthropology, the publication focuses upon a local discourse approximately musical kind, highlighting a modern apprehension in regards to the applicable structure of a countrywide id. The argument over sort discloses competing conceptions of Turkish house and time the place definitions of the east and the west, and interpretations of the earlier and the current respectively have been hotly contested.

John Morgan O'Connell makes an important contribution to the examine of Turkish song specifically and Turkish historical past usually. Conceived as a ancient ethnography, the booklet brings jointly archival assets and ethnographic fabrics to supply a severe revision of Turkish historiography, song delivering a locus for interrogating singular representations of a countrywide past.

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