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Faculty News : Aug 20, 2018

Navid Bargrizan's new conference presentations and upcoming performances

On August 11, Navid Bargrizan presented his research paper titled "Forty Years of Sociopolitical Protest Music: Roger Waters's Concept Album as Manifesto against Indifference," at isaScience 2018 Conference in Austria, organized by the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. He will present another research paper, " Narrative and Mises-en-scène in Manfred Stahnke’s Postdramatic Theatrical Music," during the German Studies Association annual conference in Pittsburgh, September 27-30. Bargrizan's last research paper that he will be presenting in the fall is titled "Microtonality, Polymodality, and Polyphony in Hamidreza Dibazar's Persian Quartet." He will present this research as a lightening talk within the Global New Music Research Studies Group, during the joint conference of the Society for Music Theory and American Musicological Society in San Antonio, November 1-4. Spintop, Bargrizan's solo violin piece (2014), will be performed at the Indiana University,  during the conference of the Society of Composers Inc., September 27-30. As the summer-2018 composer-in-residence of the Harn Museum of Art, Bargrizan has composed a piece for solo saxophone inspired by a Japanese mini-artwork exhibited at Harn, which the saxophonist Laurent Estoppey will record and premiere at the Harn Museum on October 14.