Album Remarks & Appraisals:
ECM debut album of Golfam Khayam and Mona Matbou Riahi, otherwise known as the Naqsh Duo. The guitarist and clarinetist, both born in Teheran, have pursued further musical adventures outside Iran while remaining fascinated and strongly influenced by their homeland's rich and diverse traditions. In the process they have arrived at a synthesis of their own, finding points of contact between aspects of Persian tradition and contemporary music.
Personnel: Mona Matbou Riahi (clarinet); Golfam Khayam (guitar).
Recording information: Auditorio Stelio Molo RSI, Lugano (07/2015).
Photographer: Hessam Samavatian.