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Wednesday@Noon Lecture/Performance - Introduction to Iranian Classical Music

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
12:101 p.m.


Arts Building , Performance Lab, ARTS 166
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Wednesday@Noon Lecture/Performance

Introduction to Iranian Classical Music
Hesam Abedini and Niloufar Shiri
A brief explanation of Radif, the repertory of Iranian classical music and importance of poetry in Iranian culture and its relation to music, followed by a short performance and Q&A.

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Hesam Abedini is an Iranian-American performer, composer and improviser residing in Irvine, CA. His work crosses the boundaries between idioms as wide as contemporary music, classical Iranian music and free improvisation. Hesam’s music have been performed by various musicians and ensembles such as, selected members of the Atlas Ensemble, Del Sol Quartet, and Mark Dresser’s Bass Ensemble. He is the founding member of the Sibarg, a world music ensemble that combines traditional Iranian and Jazz music in order to create a sense of unity and peace and facilitate interculturalism. www.hesamabedini.com
Niloufar Shiri (1992), composer, Kamancheh player, and improviser is a graduate of the Tehran Music Conservatory. She received her diploma in the Kamancheh performance. Since 2010, she is studying and researching classical Persian music theory under the direction and supervision of Dr. Hossein Omoumi, Maseeh Professor of Music at the University of California, Irvine. In 2012, the research received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Niloufar received her bachelor with honor in composition from the University of California, San Diego where she studied composition with Professors Lei Liang, Katherina Rosenberger, and improvisation with Mark Dresser.

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