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VIRTUAL - SASA Mini Reading Group: An Introduction to Ancient Near-Eastern Music ‘Theory’: Understanding Musical Inscriptions

January 13, 2022 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
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An event every week that begins at 3:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until January 27, 2022

This is an online event.

Previous participation and previous knowledge not required.

For those new to this subject, the field of “Archaeo-Musicology” is engaged in the study of ancient music informed by archaeological finds. In the ancient Near-Eastern (Mesopotamia) the musical information is primarily deduced or retrieved from instruments, instrumental inlays, wall reliefs, and iconography. On occasion one will find information on cuneiform tablets that discuss some aspect of music and this Reading Group/Master Class will focus on some of these music ‘theoretical’ tablets.

In the following weeks we will be looking at the 3 ‘major’ (most cited) cuneiform tablets that inform scholars about ancient Near-Eastern music theory.

3-Week Text-In-Translation Reading Group

Thursdays @ 3 pm EST

Jan. 13th

Jan. 20th

Jan. 27th

Participants only need to register for each Reading Group once, you will receive links to our Live Syllabus where readings and discussions are posted in the confirmation email.

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David Danzig
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