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New Music Edmonton presents Afarin Nazarijou (qanan) and Isabel Crespo Pardo (voice)

[title]New Music Edmonton presents Afarin Nazarijou (qanan) and Isabel Crespo Pardo (voice)[desc]Co Lab (9641 102A Ave NW) Saturday, February 26, 2022, 2:30 – 3:30pm [image: New Music Edmonton presents Afarin Nazarijou (qanan) and Isabel Crespo Pardo (voice)] Afarin Nazarijou (Qanun, Iran) and Isabel Crespo Pardo (Voice, NYC/Costa Rica) have developed their duo for two years, performing Persian classical music, Latin American folk music, Jazz, and free improvisation. Their distinct musical and cultural backgrounds filter into their improvisations, creating a rich tapestry of new and traditional sounds. The duo develops their free playing by rehearsing weekly, listening together, crafting exercises to push their improvisations in new directions, and receiving coachings from mentor and pianist Anthony Coleman. This Fall, they moved to different cities and can no longer rehearse regularly. However, they continued working together by composing open form pieces that reimagine song traditions through the lens of free music. This opportunity allows them to debut a new set of open form pieces and develop their collaboration further. Their compositions employ forms and modes particular to Persian classical music, original poems in Farsi and in Spanish, and explore timbres and gestures located in and between the qanun and the voice. Thematically, their pieces are born from a need to communicate and a want to share, the duo's work is informed by their experiences as immigrant and first generation American, as people of color, as women and as queer folx. City / Town : Edmonton Event Venue : Other Neighbourhood : Downtown Short Description : Afarin Nazarijou and Isabel Crespo Pardo perform Persian classical music, Latin American folk music, Jazz, and free improvisation. Event Category : Concerts / Performances Cost : $10-$20 Where to purchase tickets : Eventbrite www.eventbrite.ca… Contact Name : Chenoa Anderson Contact Email : nmegeneralmanager@gmail.com Additional Information : Concert is in-person and also available livestreamed. Proof of vaccination and masks will be required for in-person attendance. More info : newmusicedmonton.ca…. Event Details. Location: Co Lab 9641 102A Ave NW , Edmonton, AB