Saturday, 25 June 2016

Master Kaykhosro Pournazeri, composer and leading Tanbur player

Kaykhosro Pournazeri
Master Kaykhosro Pournazeri, composer and leading Tanbur player, will perform in three parts on July 20 and 21, 2016 at Tehran Vahdat hall. We will hear Tanbur improvisation and also a number of his compositions.

Kaykhosro Pournazeri, who is going on stage after three years, is coming back with some solo-performances in the first part and he is then accompanied by his sons Sohrab and Tahmoures in a trio-performance; in the last part, Tanbour co-performers will join the group. The accompanists are Sohrab and Tahmouers Pournazeri, Hossein Rezaeinia, Sepand Dadbeh, Khorshid Dadbeh, Kaveh Gerayeli, Niknaz Mirghalam and Alireza Javadi.

Kaykhosro Pournazeri formed Shams ensemble in 1980 with the purpose of paving a novel way for the musicians in order to contemplate on Tanbur co-performance in a different manner. His profound knowledge of the instrument and the regional music of Kermanchah together with the delicate and proper employment of Daf in the orchestration have created a miscellaneous atmosphere, which have brought up new outlooks regarding Tanbur- group playing. The formation of the group resulted into his collaboration with Master Shahram Nazeri in the Album “ Sedaye Sokhan-e Eshgh” (the sound of the words of Love) and later Other Albums such as “Heirani” and “Motreb Mahtabrou”

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Tahmoures Pournazeri with “Tahmoures and Us” Film Release

Tahmoures PourNazeri
Tahmoures PourNazeri
Last year, Tahmoures Pournazeri went on stage with his musical performance “Tahmoures and Us”. The video of the performance will be released soon, directed by Reza Mousavi.
Tahmoures Pournazeri, as the composer and performer, has a different and novel standpoint in this performance.
Other performers who accompanied Tahmoures are Tina Jamegarmi (Violin and Piano). Negar Norad (cello), Atena Eshtiaghi (cello and double bass), Hossein Rezaeinia (percussion instruments) anf Arin Keshishi (double bass and bass guitar). Tahmoures plays Tar, Setar, Tanbur and Dotar here and has designed the music with a free outlook on the combination of composition and improvisation.

Reza Mousavi is the artistic director of the performance and the video will be published and released soon.

Sohrab Pournazeri and Antonio Rey join in recording an album in Spain

Sohrab Pournazeri and Antonio Rey
Sohrab Pournazeri, Tanbur and Kamancheh player and composer, who has recently went on stage in the City Theatre of Saint-Malo and ,and…. Festival of Pau in France for Nishtiman 2 project,  has recorded a new album in company of Antonio Rey, the celebrated Flamenco guitarist, in Spain and the two artists are supposed to set up their joint concert  tour in Iran and Europe very soon. 

A part of this work is the improvisational music of the two artists and the other part consists of some pieces based on a fusion of Flamenco and Iranian music.
Sohrab and Antonio went on stage in concert in the 31st Fajr music festival in Iran.