Arian Bagheri Pour Fallah

Poet, ethnographer, composer. Based in Western Europe.

About Me

'Jazz... because Heraclitus, not Socrates.' In the thick of formal thresholds, Arian Bagheri Pour Fallah has mobilized creative endeavors ranging from experimental poetry and acousmatic, microtonal music to essays on literature, contemporary classical, electroacoustic, and jazz 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 Zareie, 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. scene. 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 com) 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 move 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.

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