The Book of Calligraphy

Record Label: 
Albany Records
Catalog Number: 
TROY1603/04
Year Released: 
2015
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.

"Leave all conception of belly dancing and new-age syncretism at the door in Reza Vali's 'Persian Folklore,' a thoughtful collection of compositions by an artist who has been cited as an Iranian Bartók in bringing a deep understanding of his native folk music in consort with Western classical techniques."

Philip George, 20th Century Music