~ Michael Panontin (Canukistanmusic.com)
WHO: Mahmood Schricker band & guests + DJ medicineman
WHAT: LINK MUSIC LAB - CD RELEASE of NULL - Persian Electronic Beatscape
WHERE: The Drake Underground, 1150 Queen Street West
WHEN: Thursday, July 19 @ 7:30pm -10:00pm
TICKETS: $10 advance
TORONTO – THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2012 – Toronto-based Mahmood Schricker takes the spotlight July 19th from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm at The Drake underground to showcase his exotic compositions from his debut CD NULL. For more information please visit www.linkmusiclab.com
This may be artist/producer Mahmood Schricker’s first kick at the can to compose, arrange, perform and record his own album, but the result of his innate passion and drive, when it comes to Persian Classical music, is a stunning work of ingenuity.
Drawn to study Persian classical music and setar with various masters such as Behrouz Hemmati, Amir Koushkani and Bahman Rahgozar, he also holds a Masters degree in ethnomusicology from York University, where he researched and studied Persian Art Music with Professor Rob Simms. Influenced by this educational background and inspired upon hearing electro-tango music for the first time in 2010, Schricker’s concept to juxtapose classical and electronic music with the sounds of his native country in a way that would resonate with his own generation, began to materialize. His music took shape as a hybrid of urban/electronic soundscapes and the classical Persian dastgah system (which is relatively unexplored territory), of rural Iran which features both male and female vocalists.
This innovative ‘electro-Persion’
Mahmood Schricker (setar & programming)
Ebrahim Rahnama (vocals)
Reza Moghaddas (bass & keyboards)
Sardar Mohamadjani (oud)
“It's an exotic journey well worth taking - just head towards the Buddha Bar and then hang a sharp left.”
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