About the album:
This album is a dialogue between Tar (an instrument with many roles in Persian music), and the sound from the electronically generated sine wave. In this album, Rahi has led a complex and dynamic dialogue using the artful overlook and contemporary techniques for playing Tar.
About the Project
On July 2023, Ehsan Saboohi, Composer and the Post-Orientalism music theorist published his theory revolving the significance of the bass line in the methodology of Post-Orientalism music with his twenty four bass compositions for a sine wave on Noise à Noise, which was an unprocessed set of sounds.
Saboohi invited his colleagues from across the disciplines of art (Music, Painting, Cinema and Literature) through open-calls and friendly invitations for freely developing pieces with his bass lines.
About the Artist:
Rahi Sinaki (1987) is a high standing and well known figure in the music of Iran. He studied in the Vienna School of Contemporary music, and has a major in playing Tar. He mentions in his autobiography about his life experiences as “he was born in a family which was totally impossible to avoid doing music.His father ‘Mansour Sinaki’ is one of the gifted players of Tar, while his mom was a piano instructor.” His uncles, including Nader Sinaki and Majid Sinaki are also among the players of Santoor and Flute in Iran. Rahi started learning Children’s music in 1994, all before learning instructions on Tombak from Maestro Arabi. He first started learning to play Tar with his father Mansour Sinaki prior to receiving more instructions from other masters, including Behrouz Hemmati, Hooshang Zarif, Ata Jangoulak. Sinaki then finished his studies from the Art school for music, earning his bachelor in Music from the University of Tehran. He later on studied another bachelor at Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität (in 2015) as he earned his Master in music composition from MUK – Music and Arts Private University of Vienna (2017).
Post-Orientalism is a term coined by the Composer and music theorist Ehsan Saboohi to describe a music language for analyzing the aesthetics of his and his colleagues’ compositions. Saboohi defines this language as follows:
“Post-Orientalism is a modern music language that uses microtonal sounds and intervals alongside altered sound chain and block structures to achieve a post-orientalism musical piece in different acoustic and electroacoustic compositions.”
Ehsan Saboohi, in his third composition period, is looking for a different language of common Contemporary Classical music trends by taking inspiration from the philosophical-social ideas of the famous philosopher Edward Said (1935-2003).
This album releases September 12, 2023
Composed recorded, Mixed by the Artist
A&R by Ehsan Saboohi
Post-Production by Soheil Soheili