Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Violinist in Balance

Have you ever paid attention to your body while playing your violin?
What are the similarities between a musician, dancer, and an athlete?
Isn't it right that they all use their bodies very much?
Isn't it better to think twice about your chin-rest and shoulder-rest?
Violinist in Balance project gives you brilliant ideas to come over your usual physical problems with your instrument.

Friday, 20 December 2013

My great Constance left this world. It's a really hard feeling. It was right two years ago when I sent her my first email to ask her about Body Mapping and it was the moment that my life began its new way. She was like an angel that gave a miracle to my life. 
Our world needs Constances.


Thursday, 19 December 2013

Resonance FM Live performance

 Thursday, 7:30 to 8 Pm UTC, on Resonance FM Radio,
 Live performance by IranUK Sonic

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

I think my first memory of music belongs to my childhood and watching TV programs, as a child I used to amuse myself by reproducing TV music theme tunes on my tiny keyboard. My elder siblings used to listen to classical music and my brother was a self-taught guitarist. Thus, classical music was all around me and my deep interest for it developed unconsciously.
I’ve dealt with various art forms whole my life, but music is the only thing that I seriously felt being unable to live without.
It’s very difficult to say what exactly happens to my inside when I listen to music, because it is almost a feeling of another world where a unique language is spoken and invites me to follow it.
I am not completely aware of how sound art is developing as a scene but I hear sooner or later about interesting ideas. There are impressive artists who are very creative with sound.
I believe that artists in Iran are active like other places in the world, I do feel a renaissance of music in Iran. Abroad there are many educated musicians who are coming back to Iran and training young musicians with modern approaches. Composition students are very sensitive and working hard to make their best in basic knowledges. I feel lots of energy among young music students who attend various courses and classes to catch anything about music. My teenage violin students express critical and logical ideas about music, which makes me really happy to hear, and sometimes I feel they are my teachers!
My feelings about dance are that it is a completely individual art, and I have been to Germany doing a dance project once. Dance has its own silent music. I believe that dance elements exist in our everyday movements; walking, wearing clothes, turning the head towards a subject, etc. And the details of any human movement vary from one person to another. They are different in rhythm, speed, quantity, direction which define their personalities. These dance elements are what I work on that shape my violin tutorials. I start with the details of the whole body while walking, details in each step. So for me, dance is a basic necessity to understanding how to play an instrument. In addition, dancing and letting the body respond to polyphonic music, is the best and most direct way to naturally analyse the piece.
Sometimes I mention pure sound. I mean sound recorded without any editing or filters. This makes it ripe for applying changes to it, and playing with it.
According to my experience of working with Pure Data, it was too hard for me to only shape my sound files. I think that I need new software that is easy to use, because to work with pure data you have to be a kind of a computer engineer, and  I want to be a musician :D
Regarding the future, it’s almost impossible to imagine the next 10 years exactly. I am looking for my personal musical language at the moment, and trying various musical genres, whether through composing or listening. However, I imagine that I will follow my classical training as I had been until now. Although, about my violin performance, I still have a very long way to go before I can say anything about it with any authority!

Sunday, 15 December 2013

Natural Art

Today, I was to the aquarium in London. I am unable to explain exactly about my feeling about that. I can only say that it was the best choreography I had ever seen. Everything we need is in nature. We should only observe, listen, and learn from this gift which has given to us.

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Commercial music and literature

Talking about commercial music, people mostly believe that a piece of music is great when its lyrics are great or because the singer sings perfectly. But is it enough to support the piece as a great piece of music?
Of course the performance and the lyrics are very powerful elements to support the music. The singer should be technically able to express all the aspects of the lyrics and the lyrics should be quite meaningful to absorb the auditors.
But if they are enough, OK! so forget about the composition and forget about all the instruments, and let them go home.
This is absolutely undeniable that the composition is a very important part of each music piece to support its success.
Now, we should deal with new subjects to consider... The elements of composition! so please do see the composers! they are who can make a usual singer famous! but they can also ruin the role of a very great singer! they are who can make a good poem sound brilliant, but they can also make a great poem sound terrible!
So please see the backgrounds, the great composers who are lost behind the voice of their well-known just good singers whom they have made them well-known.