Interlocking distances. Mahan Esfahani | Absences



Date: 31 May 2023, 19:30 Wednesday


The Absences cycle, curated by Desclasificados, invokes and summons current music artists and programs that are related to what is not heard. Since its inception, music has tried to give voice to the least heard and also to forgotten or silenced sounds, but they are not usually common in concert halls. With these absent voices we want to help balance that balance with repertoires and works that revolve around the unheard, the forgotten, both in a musical, philosophical and political sense.

Interlocking distances.

Mahan Esfahani



Les Lotophages (2020), de Jinwook Jung
honig.meer.licht (2021), de Oscar Jockel. Para clave y electrónica
Alarm Fatigue (2021), de Arshia Samsaminia. Para clave solo
Intertwined Distances (2018), de Anahita Abbasi. Para clave y electrónica

Mahan Esfahani is an Iranian-born harpsichordist who has focused his career as an artist on recovering the harpsichord as a central concert instrument. In that direction, his creative programming and commissioned works have stood out among critics and audiences in Europe, Asia and North America.

He was born in Tehran in 1984, he trained in the United States and began his professional career in the United Kingdom in 2009. In 2011 he gave the first harpsichord recital in the history of the BBC Proms and since then he has performed as a soloist in concerts all over the world and has recorded four albums, establishing the harpsichord as a concert instrument in the classical and contemporary repertoire. . In 2015 he has won BBC Music Magazine's Breakthrough Artist of the Year Award, among a long list of accolades.

His work as a harpsichordist has led him to perform concerts in the great halls of the world such as London's Wigmore Hall and Barbican Centre, Oji Hall in Tokyo, Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing, Shanghai Concert Hall, Carnegie Hall in NYC, Sydney Opera House , Melbourne Recital Centre, Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival, Berlin Konzerthaus, Zurich Tonhalle, Wiener Konzerthaus, among others.


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