AGYA Member

Rami Chahin

Musicology

Areas of Expertise for Media Inquiries:
Musicology, Electronic music, Composition


About me

I am a lecturer at the Faculty of Music at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, where I also obtained my PhD (summa cum laude) on spectral microtonal composing to bridge Arabic and Western music. At the University of Oldenburg, I am teacher of musicology, electronic music and composition.  I also work as teacher at the Faculty of Linguistics and Cultural Studies. My research interest lies in the diverse cultural and musical expressions of our world. Furthermore, I have been working as composer since 1999 combining various styles, e.g. computer-supported compositions mixing traditional Arabic elements with forms of contemporary European art music. As musician and composer, I commit myself socially and work towards a meaningful positive change within society. For example, one of my projects aims to introduce people with special needs to music.

I have vast experience in different musical fields such as contemporary music, ethnomusicology, culture and music, electronic music, multimedia, music education, music theory and composition. Therefore, I appreciate cooperating with AGYA members in joint interdisciplinary projects that use theoretical or practical approaches or combine both.


Current projects

     

  • Since 2018: Transformation to Beauty project leader for multimedia with the city of Oldenburg
  • Since 2016: Project at the Oldenburg University ‘Orientierungsjahr für Geflüchtete’ (translation: Orientation Year for Refugees).
  • Since 2015: Leader of ‘Globamus’ project for Global music in the city of Oldenburg
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Academic Career

 

Since 2016

 
 

Teacher at the Faculty of Linguistics and Cultural Studies, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany

 
 

Since 1997

 
 

Freelancer music researcher, lecturer, composer and guitar teacher

 
 

2018 - 2019

 
 

Composer for the multimedia project ‘Transformation to Beauty’ with the City of Oldenburg; Germany

 
 

2017 - 2018

 
 

Composer for the orchestral project ‘Heptagram’, a project at the Braunschweig City Theatre; Braunschweig, Germany

 
 

2011 - 2017

 
 

Lecturer for electronic music, music theories, ethnomusicology and composition Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany

 
 

2014 - 2016

 
 

Composer for the project ‘Von Kadmus nach Europa’; a project for young people as well as adults of different countries of origin and cultural backgrounds (Cooperation between ‘Oldenburgisches Staatstheater‘, ‘Stabsstelle Integration‘ of the city of Oldenburg and Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg)

 

 
 

2014 - 2015

 
 

Composition of the operetta ‘Eunus’; a project supported by Hamburg Kulturbehörde; Hamburg, Germany

 
 

2014 - 2015

 
 

Composer of Odysseus Project with Stiftung Waldheim Cluvenhagen; Achim: Theate(a multimedia project for people with special needs)

 

 
 

2013

 
 

Multimedia composer for ‘Biophonie/ Blauschimmel (theater/multimedia project for people with special needs); Oldenburg, Germany

 
 

2008 - 2017

 
 

PhD-Scholarship from the Ministry of Higher Education in Syria and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung to run a research study for a Doctoral Degree (Dr. phil.) at Oldenburg University; Germany. The research received the DAAD- Research first prize and an honorary degree

 
 

2007 - 2008

 
 

Scholarship from the Japanese government (Monbukagakusho) to run a research on ‘Traditional Music in Symphony’

 
 

2004 - 2008

 
 

Teacher Assistant of composition at the Faculty of Music, Al-Baath University, Homs; Syria

 
 

2000 - 2004

 
 

Scholarship from the Japanese government (Monbukagakusho) to run research and to get a Master of Arts degree in Music composition at Tokyo University of the Arts, Tokyo; Japan

 

Selected Publications

     

  • 2018 Heptagram: 'Die Erschaffung', 'Die Tauben der Zahnbürstenbäume und der Moringabäume', 'West-Östlicher Diwan' (Orchestral work)
  • 2018 Conversion to Beauty (Elektronic and Computer Music)
  • 2017 Raqset Amina (Orchestral work)
  • 2016 Von Kadmus nach Europa: Arabic musical instruments (2 ouds, ney, daf) and piano (Ensemble)
  • 2013 Sparkling a Stone: Solo 5 strings cello (Solo)
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Contact

Oldenburg University Fakultät III - Sprach- und Kulturwissenschaften

Ammerländer Heerstraße 114-118 26129 Oldenburg


rami.chahin1(at)uni-oldenburg.de

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