The Keys of Semiotics

with Dr. Nidaa Abou Mrad - 2016-11-10

Musicology is a coherent speech about music

The Centre de Recherche sur les Traditions Musicales (CRTM) is proud to present four new publications focusing on musicology and music semiotics, which are published by les Éditions de l’Université Antonine, in collaboration with les Éditions Geuthner, Paris.

Their official publication took place this past week at Le Salon du Livre Francophone de Beyrouth. In total, four books are being published by les Éditions de l’Université Antonine in collaboration with les Éditions Geuthner and they are:
  • Éléments de sémiotique modale: essai d'une grammaire musicale pour les traditions monodiques by Nidaa Abou Mrad 
  • Essai de modélisation sémiotique modale des hymnes syriaques de l'office maronite by Toufic Maatouk, o.a.m 
  • Revue des Traditions Musicales n° 8, « Rythmes Â» 
  • Revue des Traditions Musicales n° 10, « Mélanges Offerts à Jean During Â» 
  • Moines antonins maronites, vie et témoignage depuis 1950, Robert Maamary, o.a.m 
Music semiotics is the study of musical sounds as signs with significations
Dr. Nidaa Abou Mrad, Vice President for Research and Dean of the Faculty of Music and Musicology (FMM) of Université Antonine, explains the purpose of the 9th International Musicological Conference of the Université Antonine “Musicologie francophone de l’Orient” ("Francophone Musicology of the East") 6-8th of November 2016 (organized in partnership with several institutions through the World): A colloquium where researchers from Canada, Belgium, France, Tunisia, Algeria and Lebanon exchanged ideas about the identity of musicology towards Oriental traditional music, its various facets and its semiotic analysis. 
The colloquium also paid tribute to late Father Louis Hage, a Sorbonne alumni and the first to introduce musicology in Lebanon back in 1971. There was also a tribute to the late Antonine Sister Berthe Antar (also a  Sorbonne alumni), co-founder of the Faculty of Music and Musicology at the Université Antonine. 
 By Carmen Yazbeck, Journalist Intern.
Dr. Nidaa Abou Mrad
Dean of the Faculty of Music and Musicology (FMM), Musicology Instructor, Director of the Centre de Recherche des Traditions Musicales (CRTM), Director of the Université Antonine Editions, Chief Editor of la Revue des Traditions Musicales (RTM).