Those Days is a collection of individual pieces for Persian instrumental ensemble. In spite of having many aspects in common, the pieces are not necessarily related. The similarity between their gushe’s and general mood in using polyphonies and compositional techniques can be one of the main reasons causing them to be set in one collection. This collection is the result of a period of self-test in composing, in which i tried to employ polyophonies, multi-layers of melody and different composing techniques, while having a more deliberate look at Persian music instrumentation. Besides that, I had another goal to be concerned about those days, and that was to satisfy the taste of both the public and specific audience, to experience a style in which the complexity and interwovenness of instrumental and vocal lines would not negatively affect the beauty of simple and flowing melodies but would enrich them; and of course not all the pieces enjoy the same share of this combination.
vocals: Fereydoun Purreza , Bahram Bajelan, Mojtaba Asgari & Vahid Taj
Performed by Mahtab Encemble
Publisher: Mahoor institute of Culture and Arts
Release Date: 2016
Mahtab Ensemble Performers:
Percussion: Hamid Qanbari
Kamanche & Alto: Ehsan Zabihifar
Bass Qeychak: Hamed Afshari
Santur: Siavash Kamkar
Tar & Oud: Ehsan Emami
Robab: Targol Khalighi
Ney: Ali Davari (in Negar piece)
Ud: Arsalan Kamkar (Guest Performer)
Solmaz Badri, Arezu Abuyi, Sogol Badri, Hami Haqiqi, Ehsan Zabihifar & Hamid Qanbari.
Kian vatandoust & Minou Moeazemi.
Bahador Keshani, Amir-Ali Razzaqi, Shahab Keyvan, Siavash Kamkar, Ali Molayi.
Mix & Mastering: Hami Haqiqi