Conjuring an otherworldy landscape, Persian kamancheh music and Dutch jazz combine in collaborative album It’s Still Autumn.
Kamancheh master Kayhan Kalhor met jazz pianist Rembrandt Frerichs and his trio in 2013 at the November Music Festival.
It’s Still Autumn, the transcendent album that came out of their friendship, has been lauded for its remarkable harmony and surprising new sound.
In concert, the musicians perform in two parts: ‘Dawn’ and ‘Dusk’. In both, compositions are woven together through improvisation to take the audience on a musical journey through an imaginary autumn landscape that slowly develops from a swirling river into a nightly thunderstorm.
Kayhan Kalhor is an internationally acclaimed virtuoso on the kamancheh. A native of Iran, he was a musical prodigy who travelled around the country to perform and explore the music of its many regions.
Internationally, he has appeared as soloist with a variety of symphony orchestras and ensembles, and is co-founder of renowned ensembles Dastan, Ghazal and Masters of Persian Music.
Kalhor’s compositions are prominent in Silkroad’s repertoire, and his recordings have received four Grammy Award nominatio