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Hinduism & Hindustani Music
March 8, 2007 @ 5:10 pm - 7:00 pm
A lecture and performance by Guy Beck- Professor, University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
Guy Beck completed an M.A. in Musicology (1986) and Ph.D. in South Asian Religion (1989) from Syracuse University. He is the author of Sonic Theology: Hinduism and Sacred Sound (1993), and the editor of Sacred Sound: Experiencing Music in World Religions (2006). He is currently teaching Hinduism and Religion and Music at UNC Wilmington and Tulane University. In 2001, he delivered the Michaelmas Lectures on Hinduism and Music at Oxford University.
He has released two CD’s of classical and devotional music, SACRED RAGA (New Orleans, 1999) and SANJHER PRADIP (Calcutta, 2004).
Professor Beck’s has received several fellowships including a Fulbright (1992-93). He was recently awarded a Senior Performing Arts Fellowship from the American Institute of Indian studies (A.I.I.S.) for 2007-2008.
Guy Beck is one of the first Americans to become proficient in the tradition of North Indian Hindustani vocal music, and the first to appear in an All-India Music Conference (Tansen Sangit Sammelan, 1977 in Calcutta). Performing Hindustani vocal music for over twenty-five years, he has given concerts at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion (1998), the International Congress of Vedanta (1994), and at Oxford University (UK) in 2001. He has also performed on Radio Nepal and Indian TV Doordarshan.