Bands and members
SAZ ensemble had already some performances on 2014-2015 in Gent, Belgium (de centrale, muziekantenhuis, mizrab) and now again with new compositions we have a new movement in our music. We are mostly working on free improvisation and our own compositions based on Iranian/world music. Therefore we invite some international musicians from time to time to work with us and make our music more colorful.
SABA is the name of some sort of breeze in Iran during the morning. It brings the fresh air to us like the music we play. We are working on original melodies from middle east. The framework for each song is the same as the original songs, but we improvise according to the core melodies. It's the sound of middle east brought to Belgium by SABA.
The program is in 2 parts. In each part we play 4 songs. We also do free improvisation over some maqams from Iranain/Syrian folk/traditional music.
Here are the names of the musicians:
Ehsan Yadollahi: Tar, Husam Tamary: Oud, Hilde de Clercq: Percussion
ASA works specifically on Alternative Rock-Iranian music. In other words, the eastern modes inspired by Rock motifs based on the current emotions are composed. There is a frame composed for each song, but the melodies and tunes could be different each time the song is performed. At the moment we are 3 musicians as follow:Ehsan Yadollahi (Tar and Setar), Keivan Valamanesh (electric/acoustic guitar) from Iran, Miran Güney (percussion) from Turkey, and Pat Seynaeve (guitar Bass) from Belgium