Ashoob: Calligraphy No. 14 for String Quartet
LKMP X504087/ HL 197721
Ashoob (Calligraphy No. 14) was written for Dariush Saghafi and the Carpe Diem String Quartet. Reza Vali‚Äôs "Calligraphies" series is a set of an ongoing cycle of works based on the Persian modal system, the "Dastg√¢h", which he has been composing since 2000. The basic compositional material of the work is derived from a fast tempo genre, called the "Reng", which is usually performed at the end of a traditional Persian music concert. Versions for Persian Santoor with string quartet (original) and for string quartet only are available from the publisher. The original version was premiered on March 18-20, 2016 at the McConnell Arts Center in Columbus, Ohio, by Dariush Saghafi, Santoor, and the Carpe Diem String Quartet.