[Middle East Technical University, Ankara]
[Paper presented in English, with musical illustrations]
This study is an examination of some of the roots of the today’s Greek Music in the region of Anatolia. The work starts with a brief overview of the subject of the “makam”, on which the main content of this paper will be based. In this section the musical and the spiritual theory of the “makam” concept will be discussed. These discussion will be concluded with musical examples from Turkish music and Anatolian based Smyrnaika and Politika.
After that, we will offer historical and geographical observations on the exchange of Greek and Turkish populations in 1923, which will help to locate the roots of the musical influences extending from Anatolia to Greece.
The research will continue by a comparative study of today’s Greek Music and the Greek Music before 1923. This stage of the paper will concentrate on the observable application differences of the “makam” theory in Greek Music in the past 100 years. The study will conclude with a discussion of the possible effects of the Anatolian Music on today’s Greek Music after 1923 in terms of “makam” applications.
E-mail address of authors: ali_fuat_a@++hotmail.com
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