Owen Wright


Owen Wright is currently Professor of Musicology of the Middle East at SOAS, University of London. His research interests focus on the textual sources for the history of music in the Middle East. Previously, he has acted as Editor of the SOAS Musicology Series, which is published by Ashgate (Aldershot), and has authored several encyclopaedia entries and studies on music.  Some of his work including books, book chapters and articles is listed below.


Wright, Owen (2008) 'Mais qui était ‘Le compositeur du Péchrev dans le makam Nihavend?' Studii şi Cercetări de Istoria Artei: Teatru, Muzică, Cinematografie, serie nouă, 1 (45). pp. 3-45.

Wright, Owen (2006) 'Al-Kindi's Braid.' Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, 69 (1). pp. 1-32.

Wright, Owen (2005) 'Die melodischen Modi bei Ibn Sina und die Entwicklung der Modalpraxis von Ibn al-Munaggim bis zu Safi al-Din al-Urmawi. [The Melodic Modes According to Ibn Sina and the Evolution of Modal Practice from Ibn al-Munaggim to Safi al-Din al-Urmawi].' Zeitschrift für Geschichte der arabisch-islamischen Wissenschaften, 16 (2004-2005). pp. 224-308.

Wright, Owen (1997) 'On the concept of a "Timurid music".' Oriente Moderno, xv (lxxvi), pp. 665-81.

Wright, Owen (1996) 'Middle Eastern song-text collections.' Early Music, 24/3, pp. 454-469.

Wright, Owen (1995) 'A preliminary version of the ''kitab al adwar''.' BSOAS, 58/3, pp. 455-78.

Wright, Owen (1995) 'Adb al-Qadir al Maraghi and Ali b. Muhammad Bina'i - Two fifteenth century examples of notation.' BSOAS, 58/1, pp. 17-39.