folk & world

Kayhan Kalhor and Rembrandt Frerichs Trio

Conjuring an otherworldly landscape, Persian kamancheh music and Dutch jazz combine in collaborative album It’s Still Autumn.

Kamancheh master Kayhan Kalhor met jazz pianist Rembrandt Frerichs and his trio in 2013 at the November Music Festival.

It’s Still Autumn, the transcendent album that came out of their friendship, has been lauded for its remarkable harmony and surprising new sound.

In concert, the musicians perform in two parts: ‘Dawn’ and ‘Dusk’. In both, compositions are woven together through improvisation to take the audience on a musical journey through an imaginary autumn landscape that slowly develops from a swirling river into a nightly thunderstorm.

Kayhan Kalhor is an internationally acclaimed virtuoso on the kamancheh. A native of Iran, he was a musical prodigy who travelled around the country to perform and explore the music of its many regions.

Internationally, he has appeared as soloist with a variety of symphony orchestras and ensembles, and is co-founder of renowned ensembles Dastan, Ghazal and Masters of Persian Music.

Kalhor's compositions are prominent in Silkroad's repertoire, and his recordings have received four Grammy Award nominations.

The Rembrandt Trio is pianist/composer Rembrandt Frerichs, bass and violone player Tony Overwater and drummer Vinsent Planjer.

The trio is known for the remarkable use of piano/fortepiano, double bass/violone, and the self-invented ‘whisper kit’, which brings together percussion instruments from various cultures and periods to create a rich rhythmic basis.

This event is produced in association with Arts Canteen and Art Stage.

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