SOAS University of London

Department of Music, School of Arts

Professor Owen Wright

BA(Leicester) BA PhD(London)
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Overview

Teaching

PhD Students supervised

Expertise

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Publications

Authored Books

Wright, Owen (2019) Music theory in the Safavid age: The taqsīm al-naġamāt. Abingdon and New York: Routledge.

Wright, Owen (2010) Epistles of the Brethren of Purity. On music. An Arabic critical edition and English translation of EPISTLE 5, ed. and tr. by Owen Wright. Oxford: Oxford University Press in association with The Institute of Ismaili Studies.

Wright, Owen (2009) Touraj Kiaras and Persian classical music: an analytical perspective. Farnham: Ashgate.

Wright, Owen (2001) Demetrius Cantemir: The Collection of Notations. Volume 2: Commentary. Farnham: Ashgate.

Wright, Owen (1992) Demetrius Cantemir: The Collection of Notations. Volume 1: Text. London: School of Oriental and African Studies.

Wright, Owen (1992) Words Without Songs. A Musicological Study of an Early Ottoman Anthology and its Precursors. London: SOAS.

Wright, Owen (1978) The Modal System of Arab and Persian Music A.D. 1250-1300. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Articles

Wright, Owen (2011) 'How French is frenkçin?'. Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, Series 3, (21) 3, pp 261-281.

Wright, Owen (2008) '‘Mais qui était ‘Le compositeur du Péchrev dans le makam Nihavend’?’'. Studii şi Cercetări de Istoria Artei: Teatru, Muzică, Cinematografie, (serie) 45, pp 3-45.

Wright, Owen (2006) 'Al-Kindi's Braid'. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, (69) 1, pp 1-32.

Wright, Owen (2005) 'Die melodischen Modi bei Ibn Sina und die Entwicklung der Modalpraxis von Ibn al-Munaggim bis zu Safi al-Din al-Urmawi. [The Melodic Modes According to Ibn Sina and the Evolution of Modal Practice from Ibn al-Munaggim to Safi al-Din al-Urmawi]'. Zeitschrift für Geschichte der arabisch-islamischen Wissenschaften, (16) 2004-2005, pp 224-308.

Wright, Owen (1997) 'On the concept of a "Timurid music"'. Oriente Moderno, (xv (lx), pp 665-81.

Wright, Owen (1996) 'Middle Eastern song-text collections'. Early Music, (24/3), pp 454-469.

Wright, Owen (1995) 'A preliminary version of the ''kitab al adwar'''. BSOAS, (58/3), pp 455-78.

Wright, Owen (1995) 'Adb al-Qadir al Maraghi and Ali b. Muhammad Bina''i - two fifteenth century examples of notation'. BSOAS, (58/1), pp 17-39.

Book Chapters

Wright, Owen (2017) 'The Ottoman usul system and its precursors'. In: Helvacı, Zeynep and Olley, Jacob and Jäger, Ralf Martin, (eds.), Rhythmic Cycles and Structures in the Art Music of the Middle East. Würzburg: Ergon Verlag, pp 31-48.

Wright, Owen (2017) 'Amīr Ḫān Gurjī and Safavid-Ottoman usul parallels'. In: Helvacı, Zeynap and Olley, Jacob and Jäger, Ralf Martin, (eds.), Rhythmic Cycles and Structures in the Art Music of the Middle East. Würzburg: Ergon Verlag, pp 49-68.

Wright, Owen (2013) 'Turning a deaf ear'. In: Contadini, Anna and Norton, Claire, (eds.), The Renaissance and the Ottoman world. Farnham: Ashgate, pp 143-165.

Wright, Owen (2008) 'Music and musicology in the Rasa'il Ikhwan al-Safa''. In: El-Bizri, Nader, (ed.), Epistles of the Brethren of Purity: Ikhwān al-Ṣafā’ and their Rasāʾil: an introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press in association with The Institute of Ismaili Studies, pp 216-249.

Wright, Owen (2004) 'The Sight of Sound'. In: Necipoğlu, G. and Behrens-Abouseif, D. and Contadini, A., (eds.), Muqarnas Volume 21. An Annual on the Visual Culture of the Islamic World. Essays in Honor of J.M. Rogers.. Leiden: Brill, pp 359-371.

Wright, Owen (2001) 'Ab? l-Salt Umayya [and] Al? Ufk? [and ] al-Amul? [and] abd al-Qadir [and] as-F?r?b? [and] as-Hasan b. Ahmad al-K?tib [and] Ibn 'Abd Rabbih [and] Ibn al-Tahh?n, al-Kind? [and] al-L?dhiq? [and] al-Munajjim [and] Ibn S?n? [and] Ibn Zayla [and] Ikhwan al-Saf?'. In: Sadie, S and Tyrrell, J, (eds.), The new Grove dictionary of music and musicians Second Edition. London: MacMillam, pp 797a-812a,817a.

Wright, Owen (2000) 'Under the Influence? Preliminary reflections on Arab music during the Ottoman period'. In: Balim-Harding, Ç and Imber, C, (eds.), The balance of truth: essays in honour of Professor Geoffrey Lewis. Istanbul: The Isis Press, pp 407-429.

Wright, Owen (1999) '‘Music at the Fatimid court: the evidence of the Ibn al-Ṭaḥḥān manuscript’'. In: Barrucand, M., (ed.), L’Égypte fatimide: son art et son histoire (Actes du Colloque organisé à Paris les 28, 29 et 30 mai 1998). Paris: Presses de l’Université de Paris-Sorbonne, pp 537-545.

 

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