International Council for Traditional Music

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

ICTM Study Group on Music of the Turkic-speaking World

Welcome to the ICTM Study Group on the Music of the Turkic-speaking World

5th Symposium of the Study Group, Almaty, April 2016
5th Symposium of the Study Group, Almaty, April 2016

Mission Statement

The Music of the Turkic-speaking world Study Group is dedicated to the practice, documentation, preservation, and dissemination of traditional music and dance as found throughout the wide area of the Turkic-speaking world, stretching from South Siberia to the shores of the Mediterranean and increasingly in diasporic locations elsewhere, comprises the art and music of numerous different ethnicities (Altai, Azerbaijanis, Balkars, Bashkirs, Chuvashes, Crimean Karaites, Dolgans, Gagauz, Karachays,  Karakalpaks, Kazakhs, Khakas, Krymchaks, Kyrgyz people, Nogais, Qashqai,  Shors, Tatars, Turkmens, Turks, Tuvans, Uyghurs, Uzbeks, and Yakuts, as well as ancient and medieval states such as Dingling, Bulgars, Chuban, Göktürks, Khazars,  Khiljis, Kipchaks, Kumans, Ottoman Turks, Seljuk Turks, Tiele, Timurids, Turgeshes, and possibly Huns, Tuoba, Wusun, and the Xiongnu). Today at a time of globalization and, for many countries, loosing identity, research and documentation music of the Turkic–speaking World helps to identify key issues of performance phenomenon allowing a better understanding of the vast Turkic speaking world to emerge.

 

Past Conferences and Symposia

The International Conference: "Music of the Turkic-Speaking World, Performance and the Master-Apprentice system of Oral Transmission” on the 3-4 February 2006 at SOAS, University of London, chaired by Dr Razia Sultanova with the keynote speaker Professor Hiromi Lorraine Sakata, was aimed to establish a new Study Group within the International Council for Traditional Music for regular meetings. The idea to run such an event came in August 2005 at the ICTM conference in Sheffield, when a large number of participants were attracted by the unity of thought and approach applied to neighbouring areas of research. It was considered important to pool our efforts to discover key issues of cultural phenomena of various musical traditions. More information: /group/111/post/report-activities-2005-2006

 

2nd Symposium: “Vocal Traditions of Free-metric Singing in Eurasia”,

 Institut für Turkologie, in Berlin 2010 by local Chair Dorit Klebe. More information:

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3d Symposium:

“Popular Culture in Turkic Asia and Afghanistan: Performance and Belief”at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge by local Chair Razia Sultanova.

More information: http://www.ames.cam.ac.uk/news-events/archive/dmes/performancebelief/programme.pdf

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4-th Symposium

For the first time, the Study Group had met outside a European country for the 4th Symposium   Turkic world and neighbors similarity and differences in music {C}

”. Şehvar Beşiroğlu (Istanbul Technical University) and Okan Murat Öztürk (Bas̜kent University) organized the academic panels, while a large team of volunteers led by  Burcu Yıldız and  Şirin Özgün  (both from Istanbul Technical University).  Held in the historic Architecture Faculty of Istanbul Technical University, the conference was generously supported by TÜRKSOY.The Symposium’s programme consisted of some forty papers organized into eleven sessions. Professor Timothy Rice gave the keynote presentation. More information:  /sites/default/files/documents/Program%20MTSW%20Last%20Version.pdf

 

5th Symposium

The 5th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Music of the Turkic-speaking World “Sound Phenomenon in Traditional Heritage of the Turkic-speaking World” was held on 21- 23d April 2016 in Almaty, Kazakhstan, at the Kurmangazy Kazakh National Conservatory. The geography of the latest Study Group meeting expanded to the East, closer to the place of origin of the Turkic civilization. The jubilee character of the event—celebrating ten years of intensive work by our Study Group—resulted in a series of commemorative awards for its most active members. Saule Utegalieva and her team organized the programme of all sessions, as well as a very intensive cultural programme and workshops. The keynote speaker Professor Karl Reichl (Bonn University) gave in his inspiring paper an impulse to the comparative philological-music studies of the medieval epic forms.  The symposium was generously sponsored by TÜRKSOY, the Foundation of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan—Leader of the Nation, and the Kurmangazy Kazakh National Conservatory. Scholars attended the Symposium from Azerbaijan, Canada, China, Germany, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, the Netherlands, Russia, Turkmenistan, United Kingdom, USA, and Uzbekistan. The Russian delegation included representatives from Moscow, Novosibirsk, and the Republics of Adygea, Tatarstan, Tyva, and Sakha (Yakutia).   More information:

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The current elected positions of the Study Group

The first elections for the ICTM Study Group on Music of the Turkic-speaking world had a place in 2014 in electronic form selecting:

Chairperson  – Dr. Razia Sultanova 
University of Cambridge, Faculty of Music, 11 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP, UK
Tel:  44 (0)7946870030,  e-mail: 
rs588@cam.ac.u

Vice-Chair – Dr. Galina Sychenko

Glinka Novosibirsk State Conservatory, Department of Ethnomusicology

Sovietskaya str., 31, 630099 Novosibirsk, Russia, Tel. +7 9537920333, +39 3921379251,  e-mail: sytchenko@mail.ru

Secretary – Dr. János Sipos 

Institute for Musicology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Folk Music and Folk Dance Arhives,  Költö u. 1, 1121 Budapest, Hungary

Tel. +36204059876, e-mail: sipos@zti.hu

 

 

Appointed Study Group members serving on the Board:

Suraya Agaeva (National Academy of Sciences, Azerbaijan)

Şehvar Beşiroğlu (Istanbul Technical University, Turkey)

Alexander Djumaev (Union of the Uzbek Composers, Uzbekistan)

Keith Howard (SOAS, University of London, UK)

Fattah Khaligzade (Azerbaijani National Conservatory, Azerbaijan)

Rezeda Khurmatullina (Kazan Federal University, Russia)

Irene Markoff (York University, Canada)

Inna Naroditskaya (Northwestern University, USA)

Hande Sağlam (University of Music and Performing Arts, Austria)

Guzel Sayfullina (Independent Scholar, The Netherland)

Alla Sokolova (Adyg State University, Russia)

Thomas Solomon (University of Bergen, Norway)

Feza Tansuğ (Hacettepe University, Turkey)

Saule Utegalieva (Kurmangazy Kazakh National Conservatory, Kazakhstan)

Violetta Yunusova (Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory, Russia)

 

Publications:

 

1) Sacred Knowledge: Schools or Revelation? Master-Apprentice System of Oral Transmission in the music of the Turkic Speaking world, Razia Sultanova (Ed), LAP, 2009, 124 pages, ISBN-13: 978-3838315584

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2) From Voice to Instrument: Sound phenomenon in Traditional cultural Heritage of the Turkic-speaking world. The Fifth Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Music of the Turkic-speaking world, Conference Proceedings, 21-23d April 2016,  Almaty, Kazakh Kurmangazy National conservatory, 374 pp. ISBN 978-601-7848-05-7

«От голоса к инструменту: феномен звука в традиционном культурном наследии тюркоязычного мира». Материалы пятого  симпозиума исследовательской группы  (ICTM) «Музыка тюркоязычного мира», 21-23 апреля, 2016. Алматы: КНК им.Курмангазы, 2016. – 374 c.

3)Turkic Soundscapes: from Shamanic voices to Hip-hop”, Razia Sultanova and Megan Rancier (Eds), London, Taylor & Francis, Routledge, 2017, 340 pp. (in print).

 

 

 

Programme: 5th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Music of the Turkic-speaking World

5th SYMPOSIUM OF THE ICTM STUDY GROUP ON MUSIC OF THE TURKIC SPEAKING WORLD

 To mark the 10th anniversary of the Study Group establishment 

21-23 APRIL, 2016, Almaty, Kazakhstan

FROM VOICE TO INSTRUMENT:
SOUND PHENOMENON IN TRADITIONAL CULTURAL HERITAGE 
OF THE TURKIC SPEAKING WORLD

Call for Proposals: 5th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Music of the Turkic-speaking World

Call for Papers: "From voice to instrument: sound phenomenon in traditional cultural heritage of the Turkic Speaking world" 

21-23d April 2016

Kurmangazy Kazakh National Conservatory, Almaty, Kazakhstan 

Minutes of the meeting of the ICTM Study Group on Music of the Turkic-speaking World, 15 July 2013

On 15 July 2013, the ICTM Study Group on Music of the Turkic-speaking World held its business meeting at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, in Shanghai, China.

Study Group Co-Chair Razia Sultanova called the meeting to order at 13:30, and welcomed all twenty-six members to the meeting.

Under general business, Sultanova announced that Co-Chair Dorit Klebe had so far been unable publish the proceedings of the Berlin symposium in 2010, but that work was being continued.

Report of the 3rd Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Music of the Turkic-speaking World

“Popular Culture in Turkic Asia and Afghanistan: Performance and Belief” was the subject of the 3rd Symposium and Workshop of the ICTM Study Group on Music of the Turkic-speaking World, held at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge. The event started with a roundtable revolving around "The study of Turkic languages in the University of Cambridge", where the representatives of the embassies of Turkey, Azerbaijan, and Kazakhstan and the Deputy Secretary General of Turksoy (Ankara) actively participated of the discussion.

Third Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Music of the Turkic Speaking World, 1-2 December, 2012, Cambridge, UK

Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to announce that the Third Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Music of the Turkic Speaking World will take place on 1-2 December 2012 at the University of Cambridge, UK.

The title of the Symposium is “Popular Culture in Turkic Asia and Afghanistan: Performance and Belief”

MINUTES of the Meeting of the ICTM Study Group on Music of the Turkic Speaking World, 13 July 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

5:45 – 6:45

The School of Music, Memorial University St. Johns, Newfoundland, Canada

During the 41st World Conference of the ICTM in Canada (July 13-19, 2011) the meeting of the Study Group Music of the Turkish Speaking World chaired by Razia Sultanova was called to order on Wednesday , July 13, 2011,  at 5:45 PM in the room 2017 .

1. The meeting started with warm welcome to present members of the Study Group

Sacred Knowledge: Schools or revelation? - Publication Details

 

Razia Sultanova (Ed.)

Sacred Knowledge: Schools or revelation?

Master-Apprentice System of Oral Transmission in the music of the Turkic Speaking world

 

PROGRAM: 2nd Meeting of the Study Group for Music of the Turkic-speaking World, May 26 – 30, 2010

The Study Group on “Music of the Turkic-speaking World“ within the ICTM International Council for Traditional Music (UNESCO/NGO) will set in its Second Meeting a focuss on free-metric singing traditions within a far-reaching and complexe cultural area, determined by its transcontinental hugeness as well as its manifold interactions of most different and partly also marginal cultures. Which are the genres containing free-metric singing? Which are the structures of poetry and music? What is their meaning for every individual person, f. i. of being an identifying marker?

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