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MUSICULT ‘15 Music and Cultural Studies Conference, hosted by ITU (Istanbul Technical University) / Turkish Music State Conservatory (BISED HALL) and organized by DAKAM (Eastern Mediterranean Academic Research Center), will take place on May 7-9, 2015.
All presented papers are going to be published in the proceedings book with an ISBN number before the conference. In addition to this, after the conference, Journal of Musicology (ISSN 2147-2807), published by the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University State Conservatory Musicology Department is going to prepare a special issue of selected papers.
KAPİKO was founded in early 2012 by the Turkish kaval player Batuhan Aydın and the Austrian compser/pianist Nikolaus Grill. Aydın and Grill first met working on a project for Istanbul Technical University's Turkish Music State Conservatory. In the sequel Aydın and Grill decided to continue to work together. After just a short period of time, the mixture of sounds resulting from this collaboration, a smooth combination of sounds from Anatolian and the Balkans and Central European sounds with influences from jazz and even baroque music, had proven itself to be addictive. Together with Neyzen Özsarı on Bass and Mertcan Bilgin on drums,
Bruno Nettl (b. Prague, Czechoslovakia, 14 March 1930) is an active ethnomusicologist and musicologist. Bruno Nettl was born in Czechoslovakia in 1930, moved to United States in 1939, studied at Indiana University and the University of Michigan, and has taught since 1964 at the University of Illinois, where he is Professor Emeritus of Music and Anthropology, continuing to teach part-time. Active principally in the field of ethnomusicology, he has done field research with Native American peoples (1960s and 1980s, see Blackfoot music), in Iran (1966, 1968–69, 1972, 1974), and in South India (1981-2). He has served as president of the Society for Ethnomusicology and as editor of its journal, Ethnomusicology.
Martin Stokes is the incoming King Edward Professor of Music. He studied first music, then social anthropology at Oxford. He taught at The Queen's University of Belfast (1989-1997), The University of Chicago (1997-2007) and Oxford University (2007-2012). He was a Howard Foundation Fellow at the Chicago Humanities Institute in 2002-3. He has been a visiting professor at Bogazici University in Istanbul on two occasions, and currently holds an honorary professorship in the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies at the University of Copenhagen. In 2013 he gave the Bloch Lectures at the University of California, Berkeley.