تنها صداست که میماند
What Remains is Voice
June 2023 Trinity Laban Conservatoire
An evening exploring roots and culture of Iranian music, through traditional and contemporary practice.Curated by pianist and multimedia artist Mahsa Salali and featuring graduate researcher and cellist Roxanna Albayati, MMus pianist Roxanna Shini Mehrabzadeh, musicians and dancers from Trinity Laban and distinguished guest Iranian artists.
Concert 1:DastgāhTraditional Persian Music
Talk by Soosan Lolavar “Introduction on Dastgāh Music.” Followed by improvisation by Iranian artists on traditional Persian instruments. Including renowned Persian duo Malahat (voice) and Faraz (Kamancheh)
Concert 2: Defiance Contemporary Iranian Composers
Works by distinguished Iranian composers Soosan Lolavar, Atefeh Einali, Niloufar Nourbakhsh, Amir Konjani. The evening includes the premiere of Amir Konjani’s Trumpet Concertante no. 2 with alum trumpeter Adam Hebditch and a new adaptation of Soosan Lolavar’s piece Inventory on My Life for piano and dance.
Concert 3: Zanān Collective Experimental Live Music
ZANĀN is an experimental music and performance art collective, focusing on the sense of belonging and expression of artistic identity among diaspora cultures. ZANĀN زنان is Farsi for women/feminine. In this evening they perform their new work صداها (Voices); choreographed and directed by Mahsa Salali, co-curated by Roxanna Albayati. Including guest Iranian dancer Maria Tarokh.