September 18, 2003
Kamran Rastesgar has performed with and composed
music for various musical ensembles and groups of diverse genres
from experimental and independent rock to Middle Eastern ensembles
of various configurations.
"Kashan" is a musical collection for soundtracks,
including one for "Like
Twenty Impossibles", a short film about a group of Palestinian
artists navigating both emotional and political boundaries as
Jerusalem. The film will
be showing at the New York Film Festival (October 10-11) accompanying
Gus Van Zant's "Elephant",
winner of the 2003 Palm d'Or at Cannes.
Kamran is currently a member of the New York-based
Sorush Ensemble, and composes music for film and other media. He
for short films such as the philistine films' productions: "Like
Twenty Impossibles", "The Satellite Shooters" and "Roads
and Radio Waves" as well as having collaborated on Scott Theissen's
soundtrack to the independent feature "Planet Manson" (1997).
In addition to his work in music, Kamran is carrying
out doctoral studies in comparative literature at Columbia University
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