Wednesday 6 June 2018
7:00pm – 9:00pm
We’ll listen to unreleased field recordings, watch video footage, and discuss the role of music in everyday life in this remarkable region of the world to celebrate the release of this new online publication focused on holistic and inclusive approaches to music in the Caucasus.
The founders of Mountains of Tongues will also be conversation with Liza Premiyak of The Calvert Journal about their first articles and the Caucasus’ cultural contrasts of urban/rural, modern/traditional, and ethnic/national reflected in the complex nature of its music.
The evening will feature a performance by Scott McCulloch who will perform an aural adaptation of his essay, 'The Radio of Borchali', forthcoming in Caucasus All Frequency journal. Through the lens of Soviet Futurism, the article explores the distribution of pirated Ashiq music within the ethnic-Azerbaijani minorities living in Georgia.
Wine and food, including everyone’s favourite cheesy bread, khachapuri, will be available from Little Georgia and the Georgian Wine Club.