Circular V 21

Radio Documentary
about Elshan Ghasimi
Thursday, 21.10.2021, 8:05 pm
SWR 2 and livestream

Dear radio listeners,

this Thursday, after the news on SWR2, the programme Tar, SiTar, GiTarre - musical elective landscapes by Johannes S. Sistermanns will be broadcast.

It focuses on the Tar (English: String) and a portrait-like presentation of Elshan Ghasimi's artistic practice.

SWR press release

Their common origin probably goes back many millennia: the Iranian long-necked lute tar, the Indian sitar, and the guitar, which derives from the ancient Greek kithara, are definitely related to each other. Today, their playing is highly differentiated. The Persian master of the Tar, Elshan Ghasimi, represents the stringed instrument both in its tradition and in contemporary relevance.

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The programme focuses on Ghasimi's long-term project Elies Miniatures. Click on the photo to learn more about it.