A surface level characterization of the variety that singers have demonstrated while performing polymath Kazi Nazrul Islam's songs with respect to melody, improvisation, tone, range, dynamics, and enunciation. Presented at the 15th North American Nazrul Convention (NANC) in Los Angeles on August 29, 2017.
Interviews on the appropriateness of musical appropriation taken in spring of 2017 in downtown Amherst, MA.
ca. 2 min.
Exploration of the track "Entropy and Time" off of Vijay Iyer's 2011 album, Tirtha.
ca. 3 min.
Clips from my time traveling to 7 Muslim Majority countries as a Watson research fellow exploring the permissibility of music making in Islam.