Elshan Ghasimi

Elshan Ghasimi is a Persian musician and performance artist. She is one of the most well-known soloists of her generation; her instrument is the tar, a long-necked lute.

She was, at 17, the youngest member of the Iranian National Orchestra and studied the Persian and the so- called Caucasian tar under various masters in Tehran and Baku (Mohammad-Reza Lotfi, Dariush Talai and Hossein Alizadeh, amongst others).

In her compositions and performances, Ghasimi repeatedly draws on literary themes (e.g. Brecht, Gilgamesch, Nizām al-Mulk) and seeks to merge classical Persian music with Western paradigms through collaborations transcending genres (early music, jazz, electronic music).

Ghasimi lives and works in Berlin and Tehran.

 


  1. The Coming God Elshan Ghasimi 7:02
  2. Symposion Eranos dance Elshan Ghasimi 3:38
  3. Gilgamesh Collaboration Elshan Ghasimi with Bozorgmehr Vaziri 3:19

Performance | Coming God خداوند آزادى

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Performance | Cathedral

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Mnemosyne Preludium

The letter of Politics or Rules for Kings

part of "The Kings – UTC 7 hours parallel performance"

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