Research

Sounds of Sir Bani Yas Island

Sounds of Sir Bani Yas Island

The project was part of a location recording exercise for the class. It recorded a plethora of free roaming animals and birds at different locations across the 87 km2 (34 sq mi) island with the help of biologist Bilal Kabeer.

Cross-Disciplinary and Multicultural Perspective on Musical Rhythm

Cross-Disciplinary and Multicultural Perspective on Musical Rhythm

Rhythm is an intrinsic characteristic of music that is present in virtually all musical styles and cultures. The connection between musical rhythm perception and production to the physical characteristics of the human body confers on musical rhythm a universal character. Studying this innately human musical characteristic from a broad perspective will certainly shed light over the aspects of musical rhythm that have a universal character over those that are culture specific.