The Book of Calligraphy

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Albany Records
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The Book of Calligraphy

 In 2001, Vali broke away from the European music system and started composing music based on the Iranian Dastgâh/Maghâm system. To explore his goals of replacing the European equal temperament tuning system; European polyphony; European musical form; and utilizing rhythmic cycles of the Dastgâh/Maghâm system, Vali started composing a series of chamber work using the title Calligraphy. This recording contains All twelve of his Calligraphies, composed between 2000 and 2011.

"'Seven Persian Folk Songs' by Reza Vali is a memorable song cycle, with sensuous and beautiful sonorities as well as brutal forcefulness."

Review of Seven Persian Folk Songs, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette