# intercultural music

# microtonality

# middle east



publications, lectures, workshops

dissertation (2011)


research: focus areas
"I am deeply indebted [...] to Stefan Pohlit, who has invaluably documented JJW's qanun tunings and masterfully nuanced techniques in interpreting traditional maqam music as well as in composing new music and providing materials for other musicians and composers to explore [...]"

Margo Schulter, The Zalzalian Diatonic Tetrachords of Ibn Sina. Placing his `Oud tuning in a larger context, 2013

"A German composer who knows us better than we know ourselves..."

Interview by Şefik Kahramankaptan upon the appointment as Foreign Specialist in Composition at the Ankara State Conservatory

  ANDANTE 12/2008 (click to enlarge)