Zarathustra | Elshan Ghasimi and Neda Ahmadi at the Klangteppich-Festival Berlin

Festival for Music of the Iranian Diaspora

Dear friends of Classical Persian music and culture,

We are pleased to announce a special event this Friday in Berlin. For the first time Elshan Ghasmi appears in a duo with the experimental Animator Neda Ahmadi. The whole thing then immediately gains an epic dimension: The two artists made the central creation myth of the ancient Persian religion of Zarathustra to their subject and task: compositions in sand, sound and space for eye, ear and intellect.

The visual concert will take place this Friday, June 22, at 9pm at the Klangteppisch-Festival for Music of the Iranian Diaspora. Organized by journalist Franziska Buhre and musician and musicologist Ali Choolae. The festival brings together an extraordinary group of artists of far-reaching musical and artistic color. In total, there are eight events starting on Friday and Saturday both at 6pm at the Salon am Moritzplatz.

Please find further information here

The official text of the festival:

„The festival presents contemporary music creations by Berlin-based musicians from Iran in new artistic encounters. Persian instruments are to be discovered in new sound environments, the voice is heard in stories and singing in several languages. The variety of remembered and anticipated sounds unfolds into a magnificent fabric that the musicians and listeners tie together.

In the first festival edition, the tar can be experienced as a solo instrument, as a partner of live visuals and as a companion of cello, clarinet, ney and percussion. Kamancheh and tabla will explore the paths of the silk road, the ornamentation of classical Persian song oscillates in digital sound synthesis, tales in Azerbaijani and Turkish enter into a dialogue with contemporary interpretations of Persian poetry. The rhythms of tonbak and daf will eventually resonate in electronic sound layers.“

So again and with appropriate emphasis: A warm invitation to the festival this Friday and Saturday, from 6pm onwards at the Salon am Moritzplatz. As little aperçu of activation, the trailer of the first appearance of the ensemble 'Das Auge des Divans' (Gerhardt / Ghasimi) from the beginning of the year. We are looking forward to seeing you there.

Elshan Ghasimi and the entire Bublitz-Network