PluComp (Pluralist Composition) is one of the first non-Eurocentric composition summer courses. The summer course will take place in Franche Comté, France, July 3-9, 2023. There will be daily composition classes and seminars. The course will culminate in two concerts on July 8 and 9, 2023.
PluComp Summer Course July 3-9, 2023
Composer Reza Vali will mark retirement with a pair of Persian music concerts at Carnegie Mellon
by JEREMY REYNOLDS
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.