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PhD Defence

‘Ūd Taqsīm as a Model of Pre-Composition

  • N. Rohana
Wednesday 15 December 2021
Academy Building
Rapenburg 73
2311 GJ Leiden


This research discusses the creation of several finished works for solo ‘ūd. These pieces take the improvisation practice of two pillars of modern Arabic music, namely the Egyptians Muḥammad al-Qaṣabjī and Riyāḍ al-Sunbāṭī, as a reference model and as a source of inspiration.


  • Prof.dr. Joep Bor
  • Prof. Frans de Ruiter

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