Play the taar in the oldest religious building in Iran
Farajnezhad created “Dasht-e Majnoon” based on a poem by Hooshang Ebtehaj. The avaz was performed by Roham Khorshidvand and Alireza Nasirifard played the Daf and the Bendir.
The music video was also recorded at the old Chogha Zanbil compound.
Here is what Farajinezhad said of the artwork in his notes:
Khuzestan was the reason for the beginning of “The Taar and History”. A mysterious land. When I set foot on its soil, I relived my childhood memories. I had missed every one of its towns and roads. Could we refer to the history of Iran and ignore the ancient [city of] Susa. It is the oldest religious building in Iran! The structure dates back to 1,250 BC and was built to pay homage to the patron deity of Susa. This monument was the first Iranian heritage site inscribed by UNESCO.
Talking about its greatness is never enough! “Dasht-e Majnoon”, with a poem by Mr. Sayeh (shadow), came out of our feelings beside this great beauty.
The musical tableau has different definitions in different projects, but in “the Taar and History” it refers to the music produced from a phenomenon such as a monument or the history of a region at a specific place in order to tell the story of a certain part of the story in the language of music.