Laudan Nooshin: Sounds of Tehran

/ University of Toronto Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Institute of Iranian Studies


Laudan Nooshin


October 24, 2023

Join host, Yasamin Jameh, in learning about the role of the fire temple in the Zoroastrian religion. 
The 48th episode of Parse is an excerpt by a lecture given by Laudan Nooshin. In this presentation, Nooshin will draw on current research on the sounds of Tehran to explore this entanglement and in particular the nature of historical soundspaces with their layered sonic archaeology. Where do such sounds go and might it be possible to discover their reverberations today? How do we understand sound’s materiality as it enters spaces, bodies, buildings—impacting, shaping and changing them? And what does it mean to listen to historical spaces where people have experienced violence and trauma due to war and other acts of aggression?   
Laudan Nooshin is Professor of Music at City University of London. Her research interests include urban sound studies, music and sound in Iranian cinema, music and youth culture in Iran, and creative processes in Iranian classical music. She is currently working on a Leverhulme-funded project on the sounds of Tehran. Laudan is co-Editor of the Cambridge University Press series Elements in Music and the City, a Vice-President of the Royal Musical Association and Co-Chair of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Music Studies Network. 
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