Iranian New Waves, Vol I
Iranian New Waves, Vol. I
“Iranian New Waves” is a unique project whose goal is to present over fifty new compositions for solo flute created by established contemporary Iranian composers. The history of music-making throughout Persia over millennia has contributed to the rich repertoire of contemporary Iranian music.
The composers featured in this project have drawn from this distinguished heritage to expand upon the flute repertoire, each with their own unique approach. While these composers are currently living in various nations around the world, all of them are of Iranian descent and continue to have a significant influence upon the development of contemporary music in Iran. This anthology of music encompasses a vast array of inspirational influences extending from village shepherd music to the hustle and bustle of today’s metropolitan cities; from the words of Persian poets and philosophers to Western cultural influences. The compositions on this album have either been newly commissioned or they are preexisting works that have not previously been released.
The project curators, Amin Sharifi and Kelariz Keshavarz are internationally renowned, award-winning musicians specializing in contemporary music. As the solo performer featured on the album, Keshavarz demonstrates an extensive musical proficiency with performances on the flute, piccolo, alto flute, and bass flute.
Flute: Kelariz Keshavarz
Producer: Petrichor Records (USA)
Artistic Director: Amin Sharifi
Composers of the first volume: Alireza Mashayekhi, Nader Mashayekhi, Reza Vali, Peyman Yazdanian, Farnaz Modarresifar, Sina Fallahzadeh, Mehdi Khayami, Ankido Darash, Amin Sharifi, Arsalan Abedian, Rouzbeh Rafie, Ali Radman, Ali Gorji, Morteza Shirkoohi, Amir Eslami, Arvin Sedaghatkish, Amir Pourkhalaji, Ashkan Khamsehpour, Reza Nakisa, Nima Rowshan, Saeed Alijani, and Golfam Khayam
Recording Engineers: Rick Nelsen, Hunter Huff
Graphic Design: Studio Melli - Omid Nemalhabib, Mahsa Gholinezhad
Executive Representetive in Iran: Yashar Derafsheh
English Editor: Amy Scurria
Photography: Ryan Harrison
Recording Date: Fall 2019
Release Date: Winter 2021
Iranian New Waves, Vol 1 is now available on:
Worldwide: Digital music platforms, online music stores
Iran: Beeptunes (digital), Digikala and Bookcity (Physical)