LECTURES 

Lecture Demonstrations  

Intercultural Music Production can prepare interactive lecture demonstrations for college level classes. Our teaching artists can relate their experience and knowledge of their discipline to broader academic subjects like history, social studies, anthropology, and philosophy. Contact us with your ideas and we will work with you to create the ideal lecture to suit your needs.  

 

MUSIC THEORY

Middle Eastern Music - A presentation of songs, maqam and iqa’, the music theory system found in the Middle East, North Africa, and parts of Central Asia.

Indian Music Theory - A presentation of songs, raga and tala, the music theory system found in South Asia. Instruments and resource materials are included in the presentation.

Middle Eastern and North African Percussion - A discussion of the variety of percussion instruments used in Middle Eastern cultures and a synopsis of the conservatory method used to learn the rhythms. 

 

COMPARATIVE CULTURES

Andalusian Trail - Take a journey from India, the Middle East, and North Africa to Andalusia, Spain where these cultures meet. Learn through song and poetry about the influence of these cultures on medieval history. Presented at Instituto Cervantes Chicago.

How Art Leads to Higher Consciousness - Explores perspectives of music as a spiritual and social practice in different cultures. Presented at Columbia College Psychology and Philosophy classes.

Sephardic and Ashkenazi Jewish Music  - Learn about the geography, languages, instrumentation, and musical styles of these distinct Jewish cultures.

East Meets Middle East - Compare and contrast the similarities and differences between Indian and Middle Eastern music.

Sacred and Profane Music of the Levant - Discover the spiritual and popular music from this Middle Eastern region as viewed through the lens of the three Abrahamic traditions - Jewish, Christian, and Muslim.