It’s been a bit since I posted, but I’ve been busy with some projects.
The electro-acoustic global fusion group I play in, KoriSoron, has a bunch of things going on this month.
- This Friday we play a double header: A noontime concert at HVCC (Hudson Valley Community College) and then at 7pm – we’re back for our monthly residency at Arthur’s Market & Historic Coffee House on 35 North Ferry Street in Schenectady. We have a new indo/funk-ish tune we’ll be pulling out for the Arthurs Show as well as all the old “classics” – We have about 15 tunes in repertoire at this point and I don’t know that any of them are particularly easy to play.
- We’re recording an EP mid-month which we hope to have out before the end of the year. It’ll have some Bulgarian, Macedonian and Middle Eastern inspired pieces on it with Dean Mirabito on percussion and Farzad Golpayegani on guitar and violin.
- We will be playing a really cool Festival Cinema Invisible event “Pathways to Iran: Silenced Sounds – Music and Censorship in Iran” on Sunday 11/22 at 4pm at Proctors GE theater.
In addition to KoriSoron playing, the event will also have a rare screening of two short documentaries by director Mojtaba Mirtahmasb that share common themes of music and censorship in Iran. “Back Vocal” (Sedaye Dovom – 40 mins.) and “Off Beat” (Saze Mokhalef – 45 mins.). KoriSoron’s own Farzad Golpayegani, who is featured in “Off beat” will also be part of a Q & A panel to discuss his experience in the film. The discussion will also include a Skype call from Iran with Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, the director of both films and a Skype phone conversation with Mark Levine, the author of the celebrated book, “Heavy Metal Islam”. Persian style tea and sweets are also included in the $10 admission. Event information and tickets available here:
Regular posts will return soon and some other announcements along with some more guitar related things!
As always, thanks for reading!