Joseph Tawadros to give Keynote Address at School of Music Conference

TwadrosAs part of the Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music’s 50th anniversary celebrations, acclaimed composer and oud virtuoso Joseph Tawadros will give a keynote address on cross-cultural and cross-genre collaboration at a conference on Central and West Asia and diasporas at Caulfield campus on Monday 16 March. Joseph is an outstanding musician, who has worked with leading performers around the world, as well as a very entertaining speaker. All are welcome to attend.

Other presentations on music-related topics include:

Dr Arnold Zable, Keynote Address: ‘Zahra’s Lullaby: Tales of refuge, loss and cultural resistance’. Arnold (author of Violin Lessons) will speak about the power of music in survivors’ lives.

Taqi Khan, Afghan Australian pop star: ‘The Hazara Experience’

Professor Farzad Sharifian: ‘Azâdâri-e postmodern “postmodern mourning” in contemporary Iran: The case of a young pop singer’

Adam Thwaites: ‘The Fragrance of Uyghur Melodies: Style, Ornamentation and Improvisation’

Gelareh Pour: ‘The Lives of Iranian Women Singers in Diaspora’

Saba Vasefi: ‘Symphony of Strange Waters: The power of music in a young refugee’s life’.

Click here for more information or to download the full program.