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Faridi: The Fall

Faridi: The Fall

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Kasra Faridi delved into a composition that emerged from months of immersive research into the sound of recursive functions, a deeply mathematical endeavor. Faridi delved into programming using C and Csound languages, crafting a sonic landscape that intertwines the realms of mathematics and music. As a pianist immersed in the classical repertoire, Kasra encounters counterpoint daily, with the works of Bach serving as a constant source of inspiration. Reflecting on the origins of musical expression, Faridi draw parallels between the concept of counterpoint and the primal echoes of sound reverberating within a cave, evoking a sense of ancient musical discovery. The use of the recorder, the oldest known instrument dating back 24,000 years, further enriches the sonic narrative, with it's delayed and evolving sounds mirroring the gradual evolution of human understanding and civilization. "I was thinking of The fall of Adam, which Maybe is a symbol of civilization and the process of Man self-awareness. Throughout the movements of this release, I sought to evoke a sense of timelessness and transcendence, drawing inspiration from the rituals and practices of Neanderthals. The deliberate avoidance of modern sounds in the second and fourth movements creates a sonic space that resonates with the ancient, while the incorporation of musical intervals in the fourth movement shapes a landscape of consonant harmonies. As the composition unfolds, the fifth movement emerges as a culmination of this sonic journey, where the melody and harmony coalesce in a harmonious union, symbolizing the embrace of civilization. This movement serves as a musical reflection on the transition from early nomadic cultures to sedentary societies, culminating in the embrace of modernity and industrialization, encapsulating the evolution of humanity through sound and melody. I was thinking of The fall of Adam, which Maybe is a symbol of civilization and the process of Man self-awareness." Aida Hormozian was born in 1990 in Tehran, Iran. Aida's passion for music and the recorder began at a young age, leading her to pursue a Master's degree in English Literature while honing her skills as a recorder player. Her dedication to the instrument was further fuelled by her participation in various festivals across Iran, which inspired her to pursue further training and education in recorder performance. Aida's musical exploration also led her to delve into contemporary recorder playing under the guidance of Sarah Jeffery, illuminating a new path in her musical expression. This journey culminated in the creation of "The Fall," an Electro-Accoustic composition by Kasra Faridi, reflecting Aida's artistic evolution and dedication to pushing the boundaries of contemporary recorder performance." Kasra Faridi, a distinguished Classical Pianist and Composer, was born in 1992 in Tehran, Iran. His musical journey began at a young age, studying under the guidance of esteemed instructors such as Houman Dehlavi, Tamara Dolitzeh, Arpineh Israelian, and Gagik Babayan. Notably, Kasra showcased his exceptional talent by performing his very first piano solo at the age of six. Over the years, Kasra has garnered acclaim as a sought-after performer at numerous piano soloist festivals, including the prestigious Tehran Soloist Festival, Biennial Festival, Schubert International Music Festival, Youth Festival, and Classic to Contemporary Festival, among others. In addition to his musical prowess, Kasra is also an accomplished theoretical physicist, holding a master of science in theoretical particle physics from Tehran University. His proficiency in mathematics has greatly influenced his passion for electronic composition and programming, which he honed under the tutelage of Joachim Heintz. Furthermore, he has studied general and classical composition under the guidance of Houman Dehlavi and contemporary composition under Kiawasch Sahebnassagh. Kasra's ability to seamlessly blend art and science has enabled him to craft a distinctive sound that stands out in the realm of classical contemporary music. Having recently relocated to Toronto, Kasra looks forward to contributing his unique blend of art and science to the vibrant musical landscape of the city.
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Product Description:

  • Release Date: June 28, 2024

  • UPC: 809730901027

  • Catalog Number: MDS29010

  • Label: Metier

  • Number of Discs: 1

  • Composer: Kasra Faridi

  • Performer: Aida Hormozian, Kasra Faridi