Oud Corpora Analysis

Led by: Garo William Saraydarian, Lecturer in Music and Theater Arts

Garo William Saraydarian, Lecturer in Music and Theater Arts, joined AFUP to work on the Oud Corpora Analysis project. This project seeks to create a digital corpus of a collection printed in the late Ottoman Empire (c. 1917) entitled Chants Turcs, thought to represent a stage of printed Ottoman music in which notations for microtones were not yet indicated. Using computational analysis, this project aims to indicate where these non-notated microtones might possibly be located in the context of the maqamat (mode) used in each piece of music.

Oud, a traditional Arab instrument

Student Team

  • Noah Bryce

  • Adam Deng

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