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Kayhan Kalhor & Erdal Erzincan

Wed 22 Nov 2023

Kayhan Kalhor & Erdal Erzincan

Artstage and VaaK Records present 2 nights at Kings Place with Grammy Award winner, Womex Artist Award winner and five time Grammy Award nominee Kayhan Kalhor; regarded as the world’s greatest master of the kamancheh (Persian violin).

One of the most exciting of his innumerable projects and unique collaborations that have attracted audiences around the globe is his duo with the renowned Turkish baglama player Erdal Erzincan. Their CD The Wind was released in 2006 by ECM and their collaboration has remained vibrant ever since. The classical music traditions of Persia and of Ottoman Turkey that inspire the music of Kalhor and Erzincan share a great deal in common, including the ancient modal compositional system known as maqam, and the idea of improvisation plays a definitive role in their intensely spiritual and emotional performances.

Their music is thoroughly modern and seeks to bring the listener into its trance-like realm by interweaving ecstatic rhythms with sensual melodic phrases. The result is a set of instrumental compositions that flow into each other like one continuous work, with gently drifting passages in which the two instruments echo and improvise on different phrases.

‘A thoughtful, intriguing work’ Guardian 

Kayhan Kalhor & Erdal Erzincan will also perform at Kings Place on Thu 23 Nov. Please click here to check ticket availability. 

The performance will last approximately 90 minutes.

Date:Wed 22 Nov 2023
Start time:8pm (Doors: 7.30pm)
Venue:Hall One

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