Arshad Mahmud will talk about our musical traditions, which have intimately espoused Urdu poetry in its different forms. Be it classical music or lighthearted teenage-romance music, poetry has become an integral part of vocal performances. How the two media of communication, poetry and music, have supported or clashed with each other will be the subject of the lecture.
Arshad Mahmud began his career with EMI as a talent hunter. Today he is one of our leading composers. He has studied both Eastern and Western music extensively, and has been composing music and handling orchestras for nearly thirty years. He is also Director of Programmes and Administration at the National Academy of Performing Arts in Karachi.