Improvisation in persian classical music

Educational capsules

Amir Amiri

General Audience
Education

"Acclaimed santur player Amir Amiri leads a 30-minute conversation and demo on improvisation in Persian classical music. About these musical ideas and structures, Amiri says ""I have been in Canada for over two decades and collaborated with many different musicians in many different genres of music, and I have come to an understanding that regardless of genre and cultural background, music is music anywhere you go.”

Part One: Improvisational concepts and structures within Persian music
Part Two: Practical examples in the Mahour scale
Part Three: Approaches to improvisation in Persian music—rhythmic and melodic variations"
Part One: Improvisational concepts and structures within Persian music
Part Two: Practical examples in the Mahour scale
Part Three: Approaches to improvisation in Persian music—rhythmic and melodic variations

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Creation Date:

2021

Format:

Fully produced educational video capsules

Availability:

Embedded public YouTube video on your organization's website

Running Time:

30 minutes

Language:

English only

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Recent Digital Performances:

  • Cultura Uniandes, Bogota, Colombia (Perséides) *over 908K views

  • University of British Columbia (The Amir Amiri Ensemble)

  • National Arts Centre of Canada "Canada Performs" (Amir Amiri solo)

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Santur player, composer, and cultural inventor Amir Amiri dwells at the centre of a unique musical universe where ancient inspiration, dazzling virtuosity, and bold creativity meet. Surrounding himself with outstanding collaborators from the worlds of jazz, classical and world music, Amiri fearlessly transcends genres and borders, exquisitely transporting his ancient instrument into the musical conversations of our time.