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Amir Tafreshipour – Monday 7th March 2011

My guest this week is a contemporary classical composer who enjoys the freedom of expression afforded the avant garde without the extreme dynamic changes and visual language usually associated with the genre. Growing up in Iran during the Iran-Iraq war and then in Denmark and finally England, Tafreshipour’s compositions merge his three identities clearly.

He has performed in Iran, America and Europe and continues to teach and compose one offs and larger bodies of work, while exploring compositions involving dance and unusual arrangements. In a word it could be ‘ described Feldmanesque’.

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