Research

I undertake a phenomenological analysis of mugham creativity in Azerbaijan today, and venture into uncharted paths towards discussions of musical creativity in broader cross-cultural terms via central topics of imagination and affect.
I approach musical experience with phenomenology (defined simply as the study of consciousness) and affect theory. These frameworks help to consider essential questions about existence, time, self, sense, and imagination.
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I approach musical experience with phenomenology (defined simply as the study of consciousness) and affect theory. These frameworks help to consider essential questions about existence, time, self, sense, and imagination.
In my work, I look into how the meanings of ghazal poetry are interpreted and imagined by Azerbaijani mugham performers and listeners today, and how these processes comprise musical creativity and shape post-Soviet subjectivities.