11:00am - Dr. Alexander Khalil
explores how non-western cultures view prodigy, aided by an extraordinary family of Balinese musicians READ MORE
Ethnomusicologist and cognitive scientist Alexander Khalil will explore these issues with the help of an extraordinary family of Balinese musicians.
Alexander Khalil, Victor Minces, I Putu Hiranmayena
Developed by UCSD researchers Victor Minces and Alexander Khalil, Interactive Gamelan is based on research examining relationships between interpersonal synchrony in a group music setting and cognitive characteristics such as attention.
DR. ALEX KHALIL
is an ethnomusicologist, a performer, and composer.
He holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in music composition from California Institute of the Arts, and a doctoral degree in music from University of California, San Diego.
doctoral dissertation, "Echoes of Constantinople: Oral and Written Tradition of the Psaltes of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople," explores the aural aspects of the chant tradition of the small group of chanters who remain at the church of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople in Istanbul, Turkey.
Aside from this work, Dr. Khalil
has spent significant time studying language, and he
has been deeply involved in the study of traditional musical performance practices in China, Japan, and Indonesia.
Currently, he is conducting research on the role of childhood music education in the development of temporal perception at the Temporal Dynamics of Learning Center, in the Cognitive Science Department at UCSD.
has spent a significant amount of time studying language and performance practices in many countries including China, Japan, and Indonesia.
is also psaltis at St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church
in San Diego, CA.
He has contributed as a cantor to recent efforts of both Cappella Romana and the Mount Lebanon Choir, and has taught at workshops for the Koukouzelis Institute.