Introduction to Iranian Classical Music

Introduction to Iranian Classical Music

DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC
Wednesday@Noon Lecture/Recital

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
12:10–1 p.m.
Arts Building Performance Lab, ARTS 166

Hesam Abedini and Niloufar Shiri

 


Introduction to Iranian classical music: 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.


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. Since 2011, under the supervision of Dr. Hossein Omoumi, Hesam has studied classical Iranian music and directed the NEA-sponsored Documentary film “From Isfahan to Iran”. He is a graduate of the Tehran Music Conservatory and holds his B.A. in Music Composition with honors from the University of California, San Diego. He studied music composition with Dr. Lei Liang, Chinary Ung, Anthony Davis and improvisation with Mark Dresser. Currently, Hesam is pursuing his Ph.D. in Integrated Composition, Improvisation and Technology at the University of California, Irvine as a Provost PhD Fellow. www.hesamabedini.com

Niloufar Shiri, 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. Currently, she is pursuing her Ph.D. in Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and Technology (ICIT) at the University of California, Irvine where she has been awarded provost Ph.D. fellowship from the Claire Trevor School of the Arts as well as a UC Irvine Diversity Recruitment Fellowship. www.niloufarshiri.com

Free and open to the campus
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