I am honored to announce my artist residency at the upcoming KRONOS FESTIVAL 2017 through which ten of my old and new works will be performed. The 3-day festival also includes four new works of mine, specifically commissioned for this festival and which all will be performed between Feb 2-4 at San Francisco Jazz Center.
My new pieces will involve many extraordinary bay area enesembles such as one and only Kronos Quartet, iconic Iranian singer Mahsa Vahdat, San Francisco Girls Chorus, Afghanistan National Institute of Music (ANIM), Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts, Delphi Trio, Amaranth Quartet, The Living Earth Show and Mobius Trio. The program also includes my rendition of Kayhan Kalhor and Mohammadreza Shajarian's iconic song, "The Rain" arranged for Kronos Quartet and a new tribute piece in memory of prominent Persian violinist Parviz Yahaghi. The full lineup is available at the following link but the program consists of a variety
of works by prominent composers and performers including Aleksandra Vrebalov, Terry Riley, Dan Becker, Wu Man, Danny Clay, The Who, Van Dyke Parks, Van-Anh Vo, Soo Yeon Lyuh, Thalea String Quartet, The Dragon String Quartet and poetry by Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
I hope to see you all there!