Mohammad Reza Mortazavi

Friday, December 8, 2017
December 8, 2017
MUSIC/SOUND

Iranian Tombak player Mohammad Reza Mortazavi bring his lightening-fast technique to EMPAC’s Concert Hall for a solo performance.

Respected from Tehran to Berlin to Shanghai, Mohammad Reza Mortazavi has dominated elite international competitions since the age of 9. Considered one of the most innovative and virtuosic hand drummers in the world, Mortazavi is most well-known for re-envisioning the traditional ways of playing the Tombak—an ancient Iranian goblet-shaped drum—and developing over 30 new striking and finger techniques, not always to the delight of old masters. Arte Magazine has commented that “watching the unbelievably virtuosic soloist, one could get the impression he does not have two but at least six hands."

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Curator:: 
Argeo Ascani
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Music/Sound
Mohammad Reza Mortazavi
Concert Hall
December 8, 2017, 7:30PM
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"Watching the unbelievably virtuosic soloist, one could get the impression he does not have two but at least six hands."
—Arte Magazine

EMPAC 2016–17 presentations, residencies, and commissions are supported by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Jaffe Fund for Experimental Media and Performing Arts.

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