Fajr Music Festival begins

Fajr Music Festival begins
ID : N-1016 Date : 2018/01/09 - 19:08

(Persia Digest) - The 33rd Fajr International Music Festival with the attendance by 50 Iranian and foreign music groups will begin tomorrow in Tehran.

This year, the 33rd Fajr International Music Festival will have 50 music groups participating in its programs, 15 of which are from other countries. In this year’s festival like previous years, groups representing traditional Iranian music are also attending, together with fusion music groups, as well as pop music groups, the classicalists, large Iranian orchestras, and modern music groups from other countries such as France, Italy, Japan, and Serbia. The annual Fajr Music Festival in Iran is a window to the types of music that have their own audiences in Iran and are usually met with a warm reception by music enthusiasts.

Six music halls in Iran host the concerts of this edition of the Festival. Milad Tower is only one of the venues for these concerts. The concert by Ali Zand Vakili will be performed tomorrow on stage on the first day of the Festival and other performances will be carried out at Vahdat Hall, Roudaki Hall, the Freedom Tower, the Niavaran Cultural Center, and the Iranians Conference Center.

The research section of this year will begin on Thursday 11 January at the ECO Cultural Institute and hosts the researchers and music enthusiasts in theoretical discussions of music. On Thursday, 11 January, from 11h00 to 13h00 the session “Structure and Perspective of Jazz Music” will be held by Michael Carr from Austria. On Friday, 12 January, from 11h00 to 14h00, the session “Official Contests in the Existence Music, Functions, Opportunities and Risks” will be held by Klaus Neumann from Germany, and from 14h00 to 16h00, the session “The Aesthetics of Classical Music and its Comparison with Iranian Music Trends” will be held by Muhammad Saeed Sharifian.

The ECO Institute on Thursday, 18 January, from 11h00 to 13h00 will host the workshop on “Posture based Santur (Persian hammered dulcimer) playing” under the management of Ardavan Kamkar, and on Friday from 11h00 to 13h00 the educational workshop “Audio Processing, the Sense of Hearing, Sonority” will be held by Hamid Motebassem, and from 14h00 to 16h00 the session “Definitions and Structure of Electro Acoustic Music and its History in Iran” will be held by Aidin Samimi Mofakham from Iran and Martina Kaska from Poland. 

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