World Premiere of Dashti Calligraphy No.18 Performed by Cuatro Puntos

Saturday, March 13, 2021 - 12:00pm
Hartford CT, virtual attendance due to Covid

Be transported into another sound world as you listen to a traditional improvised solo by the world's leading master of Persian santoor, Dr. Dariush Saghafi. Then hear the world premiere of a piece for SINGING string quartet by Dr. Reza Vali using the Persian Dastgâh-Magham modal system. This program celebrates the release of a collaborative album of Persian music produced in partnership between Cuatro Puntos Ensemble, Reza Vali, and Dariush Saghafi and released on the day of the concert via Arkadash Records

Improvisation on the Santoor (Persian hammer dulcimer)
World Premiere of Dashti (Calligraphy No. 18) for singing string quartet.

Western criticism considers Reza Vali as the “Persian Bartók”, given that he combines traditional work with modern compositional techniques, follows formal procedures and uses effective and enchanting rhythms.

Antonio Baldassarre and Tatjana Markovic, Music Cultures in Sounds, Word and Images