August 31-September 4, 1998 / Shahrivar 9-13,
Musician of the week
* Ahmad Pejman's "Rostam"
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We have limited access to music features in THE IRANIAN magazine. In
other words The Iranian Times subscribers get full access. So, enjoy!
Ahmad Pejman's "Rostam"
Pejman is one of Iran's most prolific composers. He has written for Pop
icons such as Daryiush and has several major motion picture scores to his
credit. He has also produced a number of instrumental albums, among other
work. But his latest CD stands out as one of his very best.
"Haft Khaan-e Rostam" or the seven hurdles of Rostam -- the
English title is shortened to "Rostam" -- is a musical recreation
of a chapter from Ferdowsi's epic, Shahnameh.
Rostam, the Persian mythical hero, has been called upon to rescue King
Kavoos and the Iranian forces who have been taken captive by the evil King
of Mazandaran. Thus begins a tale of supernatural braveries not unlike
those displayed by Superman and other Western comic book characters --
only the Shahnameh was written some thousand years ago.
Pejman's musical score brings each of Rostam's battles into full life.
You can feel the awesome power of the dragon and the fearsome presence
of the White Demon or the ferocious flight of the birds. (Listen to clips
"Rostam" has been produced by Farhad Zamani, with Bijan Kamkar
playing the Persian percussive instruments. The CD is being distributed
by Planet Beat International in Los Angeles (Tel: 818-762-3885).
of Rostam and the Dragon (excerpt)
and the Birds (excerpt)
In RealAudio format. Get
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