Indo-persiska musikteoretiska skrifter och utvecklingen av indisk konstmusik
Tidsperiod: 2014-01-01 till 2017-12-31
Projektledare: Mehrdad Fallahzadeh
Budget: 3 316 000 SEK
The first purpose of the project is to produce critical editions and English translations of four selected Indo-Persian music theoretical writings written between ca. 1550 and 1850, and present them in form of an anthology in order to make them accessible to researchers and scholars in the fields of musicology, Indology, philology, and Iranian studies. The second purpose of this project is to provide analyses of the theoretical discussions in the edited and translated treatises. This part contains analyses and discussions about three main musical elements: modes (ragas and raginis) and their classification in a particular period; rhythm (talas) and their treatment; and musical forms (prabandha) and in particular the evolution of taranah, khayal, and dhrupada. This project is an interdisciplinary study and combines two different disciplines, i.e. musicology and philology, and the methods applied in them. Concerning the philological part, due to the variety of the extant manuscripts of the works, it is very probable that all three existing editorial methods - the traditional method, the stemmatic method, and the eclectic method - will be applied. Concerning the musicological part, a text analytical method and a comparative approach to the materials will be adopted for the description and analysis of music theoretical discussions in the selected treatises. The study will result in a two-volume book.