Raak: Calligraphy No. 15

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LKMP X504088/ HL 234789

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String Quartet
Commissioned by the Carpe Diem String Quartet. Reza Vali’s "Calligraphies" series is a set of an ongoing cycle of works based on the Persian modal system, the "Dastgâh", 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.  "Raak" includes meter changes on almost every measure, and will phase quickly between entirely homophonic sections and sections with entirely independent parts writing.