A short excerpt from the Tower Sounds: Ancient voices and Electronics performance by Shahrokh Yadegari in Tower by Ann Hamilton on Nancy and Steven Oliver’s ranch in Sonoma County, California. This piece was originally commissioned by the Judah L. Magnes Museum as an installation piece called “Through Music” in honor of Cantor Reuben R. Rinder. “Through Music” and “Tower Sounds” were curated by Lawrence Rinder.
Performed on the eve of the Green Revolution in Iran, concert footage is intermixed with cell phone camera footage of the protests.
Vocals: Siamak Shajarian
Vocals: Kate St. Pierre
Violin: Keyavash Nourai
Oud: Dmitris Mahlis
Tabla: Satnam Ramgotra
Lila (Live electronics): Shahrokh Yadegari
Video Co-Directors: Tara Knight and Norbert Sheih
Stage Manager: Samantha Watson