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Archival and Oral Song Research


Term:

IAP

Department:

21M: Music and Theater Arts

Faculty Supervisor:

Garo Saraydarian

Faculty email:

garo@mit.edu

Apply by:

December 31st, 2019

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Project Description

Student will engage in researching extant collections of Armenian folk songs, both printed and oral, that have survived from specific regions of the former Ottoman Empire. This will include engaging in searching for any extant collected materials, oral documentation of older members of the Diaspora, and historical tracing of generational song transmission.

Pre-requisites

Ability to commit to both archival and person-to-person research and data collection. Strong organizational skills Background knowledge in music