hooshyar khayam

Composer | Pianist | Producer


Raaz (TR-011) Music of Baluchestran (will be announced soon)

Raaz (TR-011, 2019)

“Raaz” is the name of a project based on music of Baluchestan, composed by Hooshyar Khayam in collaboration with composer and electronic musician Bamdad Afshar.

The work is for tape (pre-recorded music of Baluchistan), live vocalists, Baluchi ensemble, piano, string quartet, prepared piano, and electronics.

It is the very first from Khayam’s project to record and to recompose provincial music of Iran.

The work was commissioned by the Iranian Heritage Foundation (IHF) in London.

If I share my secret with the sea
Every being at the bottom of the sea transforms to non-being

If I share my secret with the mountains
The peaks collapse and turn into to ashes

If I throw my secret at fire
The flame dies instantly

If I throw my secret at a house
Whatever hidden in it becomes discernible

Verses from a Qasida attributed to Sheikh Abdol Qader Gilani

Project Leader:
Hooshyar Khayam

Hooshyar Khayam and Bamdad Afshar

Project supervisor:
Pedram Nik Sirat

Local Musicians from Baluchestan:
Khodadad Shakkal Zehi: Gheychak, Tanburag, vocals
Davoud Bameli: Tanburag, vocals
Omar Sami: Benjoo
Hamed Bameli: Doholak
Sogol Shayesteh: vocals

Supervisors of Baluchi Music:
Afsaneh Hagh Shoar
Mohammad Reza Darvishi

Sound Engineer:
Reza Assadpour

Recorded at Tehran Records Studio (2018 – 2019) Persian Sound City Recording Studio (2018)

String recordings:
Sheherazade Quartet

Erfan Parsa

Dariush Gorgvand

Graphic Design:
Sepideh Honarmand

All Written Text by:
Hooshyar Khayam and Changiz Mahmoudzadeh

Cover Art:
Original Painting by Zia-eddin Javid “Kangavar Night” (1994) Ink and Oil on Paper, 80*110 cm
Curtesy of Mahan and Maneli Javid

Project realized and performed by the generous support of the Iranian Heritage Foundation (IHF)
Advised by Roozbeh Pirooz

All recordings of Baluchistan music by Hooshyar Khayam
All sound and video recordings under copyright of Tehran Records

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