DATE AND VENUE
13 June 2007, Hagia Eirene Museum
DAVOD AZAD tar & vocal
HİROKO IMAİ piano
MATTHEW BARLEY violoncello
SİRİSH KUMAR tabla
- J.S. Bach
Prelude in E Minor “I am the sprite moon”
Prelude in C Minor “I will never leave this house of light”
Toccata in G Major “I am drunk and you are insane”
Goldberg Variations, No.21 “You have made me break”
Gigue from French Suite “I will run fast”
Prelusde from Sarabande and English Suite “Die, die inside this love”
- D. Azad
Lasts 135’ inc. interval.
The poetry of Jalal al-Din al-Rumi, one of the greatest philosopher-poets of the world who has delivered messages of love and tolerance to humanity, and the universal and timeless music of J.S. Bach meet with a new project of Davod Azad, one of the leading representatives of sufistic music today. Inspired by the Persian classical music and self-taught in music, Davod Azad is a versatile artist specialized in many instruments like tar, sehtar, tambour, rabab and daf. A successful vocalist and a prolific researcher of classical Eastern music, Azad will be accompanied with cellist Matthew Barley known for his interdisciplinary projects; Hiroko Imai who has worked with distinguished conductors at the Berlin Philarmony Orchestra and Sirish Kumar who is one of the most sought-after tabla artists of the world, in this concert also featuring works composed by Azad.