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Golfam Khayam

Described by soundboard magazine as “…doubtlessly one of the most exceptional phenomena of classical music in Iran” , Golfam KHAYAM has evolved into an international career as a performer-composer-improviser. This career reflects her unique musical language through the integration of her native musical elements within a contemporary experimental musical framework. Khayam has appeared extensively as performer, composer, as well as soloist in prestigious music festivals including the Glatt&Verkehrt (Austira), Les Nuits du Monde, Orient-Occident (Switzerland, Geneva), Aarhus International Guitar Festival, Copenhagen Guitar Festival, Basel Culturescapes Festival, Aalborg International Guitar Festival, Yerevan Naregatsi Art Festival (Armenia), Mixtur contemporary music festival (Barcelona)

Album

Narrante

Label: ECM Records
Released: 2016
Track listing: Testamento; Arioso; Lacrimae; Battaglia; Parlando; Sospiro; Narrante; Silenzio; Lamento-Furioso.

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Article: Album Review

Golfam Khayam & Mona Matbou Riahi: Narrante

Read "Narrante" reviewed by Mark Sullivan


Iranian guitarist Golfam Khayam and clarinetist Mona Matbou Riahi--also known as the Naqsh Duo--bring a whole host of additional influences to bear on the Persian musical traditions they grew up with in the collaborative music on Narrante. Khayam explains that “the freshness and purpose of improvisation come mostly from the Persian side, while the careful structure ...


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