UW Ethnomusicology Archives video recordings: Lecture by Hossein Omoumi, 2003-11-13  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Creator
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
Title
UW Ethnomusicology Archives video recordings: Lecture by Hossein Omoumi
Dates
2003-11-13
Quantity
1 items  :  OT - 1 vct (Hi8, stereo, color); WT - 1 vct (SVHS-120); Duration: 1:49:00
Collection Number
2003014
Summary
Lecture given by Hossein Omoumi, visiting artist in Ethnomusicology, University of Washington, Music Rm. 313, 11/13/03.
Repository
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
Ethnomusicology Archives
Box 353450
Seattle, WA
98195-3450
Telephone: 206-543-0974
ethnoarc@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Unrestricted: collection is open for research.

Languages
English


Biographical NoteReturn to Top

Hossein Omoumi was born in 1944, in Isfahân, Iran, and began his musical education singing with his father. At age 14, he started studying the ney, the traditional reed flute of Iran. While studying architecture, he was accepted as a tutorial student at the National Superior Conservatory of Music in Tehran, and worked with great masters Mahmud Karimi and Farhâd Fakhreddini. He then worked with the great master of ney Hassan Kassâei. Omoumi's performance career has included appearances at many of major festivals and concert halls in Europe and the United States, including San Francisco's World Music Festival, UCLA's Schoenberg Hall and Wadsworth Theater, the Getty Center in Los Angeles, the World Music Institute and Asia Society in New York, and Theatre de la Ville in Paris. He is a noted scholar and teacher of Persian music, having served on the National Conservatory, Tehran University, Center for Conservation and Diffusion of Music (Iran National Television) in Tehran, Center for Oriental Music Studies (CEMO) of Sorbonne University in Paris, the Ethnomusicology departments of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), and the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle. He is now Maseeh Professor in Persian Performing Arts of music at the University of California, Irvine (UCI). He has arranged and composed 11 lessons to teach the principals of classical Persian music under the title of Pish Radif. His research on the making of the ney and Iranian percussions has opened new possibilities and introduced significant innovations to the ney, tombak and daf. Omoumi graduated from the faculty of architecture at the National University of Iran with honors and taught there for 10 years after receiving his doctorate degree from the University of Florence, Italy, using a scholarship awarded by the Italian government.

- http://music.arts.uci.edu/faculty/hossein-omoumi

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Title: "The Structure of Classical Persian Music"; lecture is presented with a Powerpoint presentation; musical examples were included along with a demonstration of the new innovations added by Dr. Omoumi to the Ney (cane flute) and traditional Tombak drum.

Documentation: Lecture flyer.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

Description Dates
2003014-0001
1 videotape : VCT; Tracks: 1
Title: "The Structure of Classical Persian Music" - Lecture is presented with a powerpoint presentation. Musical examples were included along with a demonstration of the new innovations added by Dr. Omoumi to the Ney (cane flute) and traditional Tombak drum.
2003-11-13

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Video recordings in ethnomusicology
  • Geographical Names :
  • Iran--Middle East--Middle East
  • Middle East--Middle East--General Middle East
  • Seattle (Wash.)
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Lecture
  • Video recordings
  • Other Creators :
    • Personal Names :
    • 'Omoumi, Hossein, 1944- (performer)