Avanegar: History of Music Transcription in Iran and Panel Discussion

Recorded: April 8, 2022
Event: Iranian Studies Film Screening

by Shahab Paranj Mohsen Mohammadi, Reza Vali, David Garner, Richard Danielpour, Laudan Nooshin

Āvānegār a collaborative documentary narrated by Dr Mohsen Mohammadi (Director of Indo Persian Music at UCLA) explores the history of transcription of Iranian music, based on decades of research in various archives in Iran, Europe, and the United States Rare historical documents and sources are presented in the film, and several historical notations of Iranian music are performed Exclusively
for the film, Dr Reza Vali (Professor of Composition at Carnegie Mellon University) arranged a five movement piece that is performed by an ensemble of notable American musicians Moreover, several prominent Iranian musicians are featured, including (in Persian alphabetical order) Navid Afghah Ali Bahramifard Kazem Davoudian Siroos Jamali, Siamak Jahangiri Layla Ramezan and Behzad
Ravaqi This film is dedicated to the memory of Mohammad Taghi Massoudieh 1927 1999 whose publications are invaluable and incomparable sources for researchers, musicians, composers, and all who are interested in Iranian music