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a work by Shahrokh Yadegari


Keyavash Nourai:
Structured improvisations on Violin

Shahrokh Yadegari:
Lila (a computer music instrument)


Listen to the interview with Marco Werman on
BBC/PRI's "The World", December 11, 2006

"... fascinating listen ..."
Pop Culture Press, Fall&Winter 2006

"A fascinating Record ... a cathedral of beauty ..."
All Music Guide, iTune's Official Album Review, December 2006

"... intimate, haunting, and almost unbearably lovely."
Arkansas Democratic, December 10, 2006

"... serious games updating and reaffirming the canon of the Radif"
Financial Times, London - Nov. 22, 2006

" ... Genuinely haunting ..."
Pichfork Media, November 17, 2006

" ... Brilliantly Magical ... "
Smother.net, November 2006

" ... a work of extraordinary beauty ..."
Musicworks Magazine, Fall 2006

" ... truly modern and ancient all at once .... A really wild trip ..."
Midwest Record Recap, October 14, 2006

You can order the CD from:
CD Universe, Music Box LA,
EWorld Records, Amazon,

or buy a digital copy at the iTune Digital Music Store: Shahrokh Yadegari & Keyavash Nourai - Migration


This recording is a structured improvisation in the realm of Persian traditional music and electronic music. Its a mixture of virtuosic violin playing and highly complex live electronic processing.

Computer music has often been produced based on Western ideas. It is often a very difficult task for electronic/computer music to stay in the realm of a certain tradition without misappropriating some aspect of that tradition within the context of the Western frame of mind.

What has been attempted here is to produce a work in which electronics and the computer play important structural roles without any demand for substantial deviation from the Persian traditional musical form. The workspeaks of a musical journey in which seemingly separate worlds reach into one another, complementing and challenging one another, without forgetting their own identity or violating the identity of the other.