LECTURE: Applied Ethnomusicology and Intangible Cultural Heritage: Actors and Challenges in Attempt to Sustain the Music Culture in Turkey.

20 February 2020 19:00 to 21:00 | Ankara

The British Institute at Ankara, Wolfson Foundation Conference Room, Atatürk Bulvarı 154, first floor, 06690

A BIAA Lecture by Olcay Muslu Gardner (Hatay Mustafa Kemal University)

Applied ethnomusicology is an approach which uses musical knowledge and understanding in practice to solve concrete social problems through broad and multi-disciplinary partnerships with non/governmental entities, international organizations such as UNESCO (ICH) and the academic and non-academic experts, NGO’s and local communities. These connections are a critical means to sustain endangered musical cultures. Although there have been models which have been used in attempts to prevent the disappearance of cultures and traditions, each case has unique actors and challenges. This seminar is a summary of studies conducted within Turkey between 1998 and 2019. It will show how multidisciplinary methods can be used effectively and efficiently to meet current obstacles and support local practices such as the Şanlıurfa “sıra gecesi”.

Dr. Muslu Gardner completed her PhD at the Istanbul Technical University Musicology and Music Theories Department in 2015. She is a founding member of the Hatay Mustafa Kemal University Antioch State Conservatory, where she has been an Asst. Professor since 2017. Dr. Muslu Gardner is the first recipient of the Visiting Scholars Scheme to be jointly supported by University College London (UCL) and the British Institute at Ankara. She is currently conducting projects in the fields of cultural sustainability, applied ethnomusicology, music in higher education, and Ottoman/Turkish music.

Video/audio from the event
Photos from the event

View other events