Lian Ensemble Concert at the Getty Center - LA (February 17, 2007)

The Lian Ensemble - The Getty Center, LA (February 17, 2007) - by QH


The Lian Ensemble - The Getty Center, LA (February 17, 2007) - by QH


The Lian Ensemble - The Getty Center, LA (February 17, 2007) - by QH


Pirayeh Pourafar & Mani Balouri - The Getty Center, LA (February 17, 2007) - by QH


Pirayeh Pourafar - The Getty Center, LA (February 17, 2007) - by QH


Mani Balouri & Mahshid Mirzadeh - The Getty Center, LA (February 17, 2007) - by QH


David Johnson & Pirayeh Pourafar - The Getty Center, LA (February 17, 2007) - by QH


Mani Balouri - The Getty Center, LA (February 17, 2007) - by QH


Soleyman Vaseghi (Vocals) - The Getty Center, LA (February 17, 2007) - by QH


Randy Gloss & Houman Pourmehdi - The Getty Center, LA (February 17, 2007) - by QH


The Lian Ensemble - The Getty Center, LA (February 17, 2007) - by QH


Mani Balouri & Mahshid Mirzadeh  - The Getty Center, LA (February 17, 2007) - by QH


The Lian Ensemble - The Getty Center, LA (February 17, 2007) - by QH


The Lian Ensemble - The Getty Center, LA (February 17, 2007) - by QH


The Lian Ensemble - The Getty Center, LA (February 17, 2007) - by QH


The Lian Ensemble - The Getty Center, LA (February 17, 2007) - by QH


The Lian Ensemble - The Getty Center, LA (February 17, 2007) - by QH


The Lian Ensemble - The Getty Center, LA (February 17, 2007) - by QH


Mani Balouri & Mahshid Mirzadeh - The Getty Center, LA (February 17, 2007) - by QH


Randy Gloss & Houman Pourmehdi - The Getty Center, LA (February 17, 2007) - by QH


The Lian Ensemble - The Getty Center, LA (February 17, 2007) - by QH


Soleyman Vaseghi (Vocals) - The Getty Center, LA (February 17, 2007) - by QH


Randy Gloss & Houman Pourmehdi - The Getty Center, LA (February 17, 2007) - by QH


The Lian Ensemble - The Getty Center, LA  (February 17, 2007) - by QH


The Lian Ensemble - The Getty Center, LA (February 17, 2007) - by QH


The Lian Ensemble - The Getty Center, LA (February 17, 2007) - by QH


Pirayeh Pourafar, Ishmael Wadada Leo Smith, Mahshid Mirzadeh, Houman Pourmehdi - The Getty Center, LA (February 17, 2007) - by QH


Mahshid Mirzadeh, Pirayeh Pourafar, Houman Pourmehdi, Mani Balouri - The Getty Center, LA (February 17, 2007) - by QH


The Getty Center, LA (February 17, 2007) - by QH


The Artists
Mani Bolouri (Bamanch, Ghaychak)
Randy Gloss (Daf, Percussion)
Andrew Grueschow (Percussion)
David Johnson (marimba)
Mahshid Mirzadeh (Santur)
Pirayeh Pourafar (Tar, Bazouk)
Houman Pourmehdi (Daf, Tonbak, Ney, Tanbur)
Soleyman Vaseghi (Vocals)
Austin Wrinkle (Percussion)

Hand Precussion
Robert Elson
Sam Minaei
Chris Payne
Bita Sharifi

Visual Effects and Animation
Poya Afshar
Will Kim
Bita Shafipor

The Program
Darya by Attar.......Composed by Pirayeh Pourafar
Chaharmezrab.......Composed by Master Sabba
Be Khoda by Rumi.......Composed by Pirayeh Pourafar
Saghi Madadi by Rumi.......Composed by Soleyman Vaseghi
Saghi by Nurbakhash.......Composed by Houman Pourmehdi
Mast by Rumi.......Composed by Houman Pourmehdi
Zanam Haqh by Nurbakhash.......Composed by Houman Pourmehdi
Haqh Konam
Hoo Hoo


Based in Los Angeles, The Lian Ensemble is a group of virtuoso performers and composers. Their powerful compositions fuse the Mystical Persian musical heritage with the contemporary sensibilities of postmodern Jazz. Combining a unique musical vision with dauntless dedication to experimentation, they create a synthesis of mystical world music composed of traditional and folk melodies and instruments.

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Sounds of LA, an annual concert series produced by the J. Paul Getty Museum, explores our city's varied musical geography and celebrates the work of master artists, as well as up-and-coming musicians from around the globe. These concerts provide a unique opportunity to deepen our understanding of past and present, old and new.



Video
Interview with Houman Pourmehdi & Pirayeh Pourafar - Real Video (2:22)
Watch a short clip of the program (9:15)


Related Links
The Lian Ensemble & Nakisa Dance Comapany - LA (September 18, 2005)
The Lian Ensemble (Official Site)
The Getty
Iranian Music




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