Iranian composer Ārash Āzādi’s ‘Geosonic Journeys’ is a peyote trip through fields and landscapes of the mind
From Iranian-born experimental musician Ārash Āzādi comes this desert sojourn, a fluid hallucinogenic spirit quest through new topographies of sound. Āzādi builds on classical Persian setar training and an Armenian instruction in composition, which has since branched into electroacoustic work and multimedia art. For Geosonic Journeys, live musical textures flow in currents and eddies, peyote-induced mental landscapes revealed in meditative fashion.
The author describes the narrative of this album as a peyote trip through fields and landscapes of the mind, “like a journey, from physical sonic worlds to imaginary ones and back – a state of lucid daydreaming.”
Ārash Āzādi (1994), is an Iranian-born composer until recently based in Yerevan, Armenia, working with multidisciplinary performance and electroacoustic music, playing at high-profile international venues including Berli’s CTM Festival and Barcelona MIXTUR, as well as throughout Europe and Iran.
Starting music when he was aged nine with the traditional Persian instrument “Se-Tar,” Azadi went on to study composition in the Yerevan state conservatory in Armenia in 2012. His recent works are more in the field of multidisciplinary performance including visuals, performance art, and improvised dance and theatre. With an interdisciplinary approach that combines different arts and philosophical approaches, he develops in his music backgrounds in math and computer science, melding them with acoustic sounds and folk materials into a modern musical language.
Release title: Geosonic Journeys
Artist: Ārash Āzādi
Release date: October 13th, 2017
1. – Entering The Realm Of Journey (Windy Desert)
2. – Peyote And The Magnetic Beings
3. – Water, Stones, Salvation (A Calm Momentum)
4. – Circling Exhibitions In A Blackhole (Mescalito’s First Lesson)
5. – Ascending From Underwater To Outer Space
6. – Back Home With Winds And Batteries