“Resources for the singing of verse in Iran and its neighbors”
Stephen Blum (Graduate Center at the City University of New York, CUNY)
A recent retiree of the City University of New York Graduate Center, Stephen Blum is an ethnomusicologist and musicologist with broad interests, which include sung poetry, the history of musical scholarship, and ethnomusicological analysis. His articles and encyclopedia entries deal with general topics (composition, improvisation, modern music history, cultural interaction) and with specific musical practices of Iran, Kurdistan, Central Asia, Europe, and North America.
He has published studies of music by György Kurtág and Charles Ives. With Richard Wolf and Christopher Hasty, he has edited a collection of essays on Thought and Play in Musical Rhythm: Multidimensional Perspectives on African, Asian and Euro-American Musics (forthcoming from Oxford University Press). Professor Blum is a honorary member of the Society for Ethnomusicology and has served on its editorial board as well as on those of the American Musicological Society, the Society for Music Theory, and the Society for Asian Music.
Made possible by support from the
William E. Valente Endowment in Music.