Rahman Abdur 688 Summer St. Apt 3, Fortuna, CA 95540 Tel: (707) 845-9321 E-mail: [email protected]
https://sites.google.com/site/silkroadjunction101/ http://www.relevantmusic.org/SquarPeg/ EDUCATION Tokyo National University of the Arts (Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku, Tokyo, Japan). Doctor of Philosophy, musicology. April 2008 - March 2011. Dissertation title: “The Mnemonic Syllables of the Tabla in Oral Transmission.” Tokyo National University of the Arts (Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku, Tokyo, Japan). Master of Arts, music (ethnomusicology). April 2006 - March 2008. Dissertation title: “Style and Development of Tabla Gharana in Hindustani Music.” Tokyo National University of the Arts. Research Student. October 2004-March 2006, Department of Japanese Traditional Music. Learned Japanese drum ko-tsuzumi. Saitama University (Japan). Completed a six month Preparatory Intensive Course from April 2004 - September 2004. Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata. Master of Arts, Instrumental Music (Percussion, specialization in tabla), first class. 1998- 2000. Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata. Bachelor of Arts, Instrumental Music (Percussion, specialization in tabla, pakhawaj, khol), first class. 1994-1997. Nawab Gonj Government College (Chapai Nawabgonj, Bangladesh). Higher Secondary Certificate in Science. 1992. Nawab Gonj Harimohan Government High School (Chapai Nawabgonj , Bangladesh). Secondary School Certificate in Science, first class. 1989. WORK EXPERIENCE Research Assistant, Tokyo National University of the Arts (Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku, Tokyo, Japan). April 2011 - present. Music Teacher, Scolastica (Dhaka, Bangladesh). Taught music, June 2000-March 2004. Taught Bengali and English songs, tabla and other drums and harmonium, directed music for theater productions. Staff Artist, Bangladesh National Television, Dhaka. Accompanied vocal and instrumental music on the tabla. 2004.
Asistant Tabla Teacher, Silpakala Academy, Chapai Nawab Gonj, Bangladesh, 19881992. PUBLICATION Co-author with Maruyama Hiroshi and Kamino Chie. Nichi’in Joen Geino Koryu Purojekkutto-Minami Indo Kerarashu no Dento Geino no Genzai (Performing Arts Exchange Project: Traditional Arts of Kerala State, South India Today—Kuttiyattam). Tokyo: Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku Ongaku Gakubu Ajia Sogo Geijutsu Senta: 2010. Based on fieldwork conducted from Jan 1-12, 2011. AWARDS International Gugak (Traditional Music) Workshop, Seoul Korea. One of nineteen scholars, artists and musicians invited by the Korean government agency National Gugak Center for two weeks of intensive training in Korean traditional music and dance. June 2011. Grant to study music and Dance in Kerala. Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku Ajia Sogo Geijutsu Senta. January 2011. Japanese Ministry of Education (Monbukagakusho) Scholarship Student. 2004-2011. Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) scholarship student. 1994-1997,19982000. National Young Artist Award from Shishu Academy (Children’s Academy), 1998. National Tabla Award Commemorating “Jatiya shikha saptaho” (National Education Week) 1990. PRESENTATIONS Toyo Ongaku Gakkai (Society for Research in Asiatic Music). Special Lecture: March 2011. Tabla lecture-performances: o o o o o o o
Seitoku University. Matsudo Japan. Taito Bunka Daigaku. Saitama, Japan. Waseda University. Tokyo, Japan. Tokyo University of the Arts. Ueno, Tokyo. University of Hawaii, Manoa. Honolulu, HI, USA. International Christian University. Mitaka, Japan. Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA, USA.
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PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS Society for Ethnomusicology. 2006-present. Society for Asiatic Music, Japan (Tōyō Ongaku Gakkai). 2009-present. SELECTED MUSICAL PERFORMANCES (tabla) Humboldt Botanical Gardens Performance with SquarPeg, July 2013. Fortuna Concert Series Concert. Silk Road Junction 101. April 2012. Silk Road Junction Lecture- Recital. Humboldt State University. March 2013. Buddhist Festival in Kyoto in Honor of 30th Anniversary of Kyoto’s Great Buddha, sponsored by Agon Shu Buddhist Association. Kyoto Concert Hall. May 2-3, 2010. DVD producted by Eizo Yamamoto. Tabla performance for the Matsudo City Hall Japanese Speech Contest. Performed Bangladeshi, Japanese and American songs. July 2010. Tokyo Geidai Arts in Marunouchi Festival, with Sarah McClimon, flute. October 2009. Shin-Matsudo Shichigosai Community Concert, with Sarah McClimon, koto. Ryutsu Keizai University. October 2011. Ai Landmark Symposium: Tokoname Aichi Prefecture City Development Project Grand Opening Concert, with Sawan Joshi, sitar. September 25, 2010. Ajia no Dento, Ajia no Gendai (Asian Traditions, Contemporary Asia), LectureConcert. The Silk Road: Nepal, Korea and Japan. March 12, 2008. Ajia Katsudo suru Ontachi. (Asian Musical Activities): Indo Ongaku no Miryoku (The Charm of Indian Music). Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku Large Concert Hall, June 11, 2008. LANGUAGE SKILLS
Bengali Native Speaker English near native proficiency Japanese academic level reading, writing and speaking skills Hindi and Urdu conversational ability
COMMUNITY SERVICE Fortuna Christmas Music Festival Booking Chair, 2013-present. Scotia Band, percussionist, 2012-present. 3 Abdur Rahman
Music and Bengali Language Instructor and Performer, Sworolipi Academy, Tokyo Japan. 2004 - present.
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