Seeing Sound

Thursday 13 June 2019, 7.30PM

Speaker(s): Owen Wright

Representations of musicians, instruments and scenes of music making occur frequently in Islamic art, not only in paintings, but also in other media.  In addition, music is recorded visually in notation and in various graphic forms that present analyses of structural aspects.

Owen Wright of SOAS University of London will illustrate aspects of the history of music in the major traditions of the Islamic Middle East, Arab, Persian and Turkish and, through the use of visual images and recordings, demonstrate its pervasive presence within the visual arts.

Owen’s talk is part of a series of events organised by the York Islamic Art Circle, a collaboration between the University of York’s Islamic Society and Department of History of Art.

 

To reserve you free ticket, please vist the Festival of Ideas event page.

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF TIME FOR THIS EVENT

Location: The Treehouse, Berrick Saul Building

Admission: Free admission, booking required