La singularité stylistique de ‘Abd al-Ḥayy Ḥilmī (1857-1912)

Nidaa Abou Mrad 1
1 Université Antonine
Université Antonine (UA)
Abstract : This article proposes a stylistic study of the interpretative traditional work of the Egyptian singer-improviser ‘Abd al-Ḥayy Ḥilmī (1857-1912), focusing on modal semiotic analysis. It makes a clear distinction between an intrasystemic signifying process, which is linked to modal nuclear indicators lines underlying melodic phrases, and an extrasystemic process, related to surface structures of this phrasing and its rhythmic rearrangements, made in accordance with interference of stylistic cultural anthropological schemas. The aim is to show that the stylistic singularity of 'Abd al-Hayy Hilmi within the Nahḍa discography is based on the nonconformist choice, but still highly traditional, of a melodic modal syntax (nuclear lineage) emancipated from cultural contextual constraints and minimalist in the means of its implementation: deconstruction of conventional forms and of their stylistic and external rhythmic references, and strengthening the suspensive property of melodic clausulae. (Translated by Joyce AKL, Centre of Languages, Antonine University).
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Nidaa Abou Mrad. La singularité stylistique de ‘Abd al-Ḥayy Ḥilmī (1857-1912). Revue des Traditions Musicales des Mondes Arabe et Méditerranéen, Editions de l'Université Antonine, 2012, Sémiotique et psychocognition des monodies modales (1), pp.67-80. ⟨http://www.upa.edu.lb/editions-de-l-ua/periodiques/revue-des-traditions-musicales-des-mondes-arabe-et-mediterraneen-rtmmam.html⟩. ⟨hal-01230975⟩

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