2022 Festival International de Musique Nouvelle en Franche Comtè

Saturday, July 2, 2022 - 8:00pm
Gray, France

The 2022 Festival International de Musique Nouvelle en Franche Comtè is celebrating my 70th birthday (which is in September) with concerts of my music on July 2 and 3, 2022 in Gray, France.

Pieces being performed include: Âshoob (Calligraphy No. 14) for Santoor and string quartet, Hajiani (Reality Music No. 1) for solo Karnâ (Shawm) and Electronics, Zand (Calligraphy No. 2) version for solo Ney and String Trio, and Folk Songs, Set No. 12A, song No. 4, for voice and string quartet.

Composer Reza Vali will mark retirement with a pair of Persian music concerts at Carnegie Mellon

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Nov 2, 2022

The rhythms of Persian traditional music defy Western music notation. They’re intricate and complex and give the music a fluid sense of motion.

Persian music is also mostly improvised, or made up on the spot, according to stylistic rules.

“In a way it comes closest to jazz,” said Reza Vali, an Iranian-American composer who writes traditional and cross-cultural music for chamber ensembles and orchestras like the Pittsburgh Symphony. He has also been recorded widely, most recently at the Smithsonian Museum, and has also published books on Persian traditional music.





Pittsburgh Post-Gazette