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One Day; Tehran (2009)

Performed by Heting quartet at 2012 San Francisco-Shanghai International Chamber Music Festival

March 15, 2012

San Francisco Conservatory of Music Concert Hall




One Day; Tehran portrays a day of life in my hometown, Tehran in the midst of 2009 post presidential elections turmoil events which led to several street riots, numerous imprisonments and mass trials. The piece depicts a day in three parts: "Dawn," "Noon," and "Sunset.”. Starting with the morning, the piece gradually increases in tension to reach its height at noon, a reflection of the recent political unrest the city has experienced. Sunset following as a comforting time with family and finally a lullaby brings a warmth and calmness to the city with the arrival of the night until a new day will arrive again.

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