Petrichor Records Project; A mission for artistic diversity

Petrichor Records is an independent record label specializing in contemporary classical music by living composers. It was founded by Iranian artists Amin Sharifi (composer) and Kelariz Keshavarz ( flutist ) in the United States in 2017. Petrichor Records is committed to giving release and performance opportunities to the new works by living composers from around the globe with a special attention to the oppressed contemporary music communities of developing world countries starting with Iran, providing young musicians with educational and performance opportunities. Petrichor Records Project’s mission has the following stages:


1- Finding new voices in the field of contemporary music and dedicating the required time
and effort to the emerging artists to realize their artistic projects.


2- Working closely with the established artists of contemporary music from different
countries to propose new projects in the form of concerts, albums, sound installations,
conceptual performances, etc.


3- Creating opportunities for under-represented groups, especially young artists in
developing communities by planning competitions, and pedagogical events collaborating
with world renowned artists. This stage has been focusing on Middle Eastern and Iranian
composers in the past three years.

Petrichor is the scent of rain on dry earth, or the scent of dust after rain. The word is constructed from Greek, petros, meaning 'stone' + ichor, the fluid that flows in the veins of the gods in Greek mythology. It is defined as "the distinctive scent which accompanies the first rain after a long warm dry spell.

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