Arian Bagheri Pour Fallah
Poet, ethnographer, composer. Based in Western Europe.
'Jazz... because Heraclitus, not Socrates.'
In the thick of formal thresholds, Arian Bagheri Pour Fallah has mobilized creative endeavors
from experimental poetry
and acousmatic, microtonal music to essays on literature, contemporary classical, electroacoustic,
music—from there, his
adoption of the term transdisciplinary contra interdisciplinary, so as to stress transgression contra
consummation, creation contra
criticism. Arian has co-led and played multiple instruments in Strasbourg's The Blunder Of A Horse since 2011
when he originally founded the ensemble, only to be joined by his colleague, the multi-instrumentalist Ashkan
a year later. He is an avid listener of all American music that isn't Cage or
'minimal,' from Henry
Cowell to Chaim Moshe Tzadik Palestine, and calls for an ethnography of the ever-emerging European free improv.
His All About Jazz column, "Ethnographies of Jazz," follows this very given to the letter.
[For inquiries regarding press, column, and/or personal musical works contact: arianbagheripourfallah (at gmail dot
For inquiries regarding the ensemble contact: theblunderofahorse (at gmail dot com)
For all other inquiries regarding AAJ contact Michael using the respective form.]
My Jazz Story
Published on: 2019-02-27
King Oliver opened the door for me, Mingus kept it open playing non-stop alongside, then Sharrock barged in, taking it all apart. The question is should we
in, out, or just linger at the doorway.
And as it appears, every which way stands a queue—calling too in question the being of the house itself.