Francesca - site looks very interesting, bookmarked!
Here's the link for Songs for Tahrir.
Madge - if there's any more info you have about this please post it up or email it round, I still think about Reem Kalani's amazing talk over at the music debt at the beginning of last term, it really stuck with me. At the time I was going through a Derrida phase and her exploration of how different regional 'dialects' of musical modes slip 'through' notation (the dead clef!), and the politics of how music defies notation (or the context in which it dares to step outside of established modes) was fascinating. Reem's an awesome speaker too.
The Whim of Reality: On the Question of Will - text
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