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Frankie Kalogirou +44 (0)20 7848 1843
This symposium will take William Hamilton Bird's Oriental miscellany (1789) - the first published collection of Indian music transcribed from live performance into Western notation and adapted for harpsichord - as the starting point for an examination of art, culture and music and dance performance practice in late 18th and early 19th century India.
Introducing the Hindustani air as a locus of Enlightenment thinking, it will explore the genre's meaning as an embodiment of contemporary political, philosophical and anthropological attitudes.
Free entry but please reserve a place.
Further information can be found on the Foyle Special Collections Library webpages.
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