Kazem Davoudian | Art Of Improvisation

Go To Artist Page

Album Links

More Artists From
United States - Virginia

Other Genres You Will Love
World: Middle East Contemporary Classical: Traditional Moods: Type: Improvisational
There are no items in your wishlist.

Art Of Improvisation

by Kazem Davoudian

A wonderful live recording of solo Santur performed by one of worlds top 10 improvisers "Kazem Davoudian". All tracks recorded at once completely improvised based on Iranian Dastghah music with remarkable technique
Genre: World: Middle East Contemporary
Release Date: 

We'll ship when it's back in stock

Order now and we'll ship when it's back in stock, or enter your email below to be notified when it's back in stock.
Sign up for the CD Baby Newsletter
Your email address will not be sold for any reason.
Continue Shopping
just a few left.
order now!
Share to Google +1


To listen to tracks you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.

Sorry, there has been a problem playing the clip.

  song title
artist name
1. Dastghah Shour
Share this song!
17:06 album only
2. Dastghah Shour
Share this song!
8:09 album only
3. Dastghah Shour
Share this song!
12:05 album only
4. Dastghah Shour
Share this song!
10:12 album only
preview all songs


Album Notes
Kazem Davoudian was born in Mashhad in 1955. He received his B.A in music from the college of Arts at the Tehran University in 1980. During this years as a student he studied Persian music theory and Radeef -Navazi under the supervision of such renowned masters as M.Kiani, M. R. Lotfi, and D. Safvat . His performance skills were enrichedby the notable teachers Esmaeel Tehrani(Santur) and Bahman Rajabi (Tonbak). He also studied Western Classical Music and Composition with Kambiz Roshan-Ravan, specializing in cello.

After his graduation, Davoudian performed with various musical ensembles while he served as an instructor of santur to intermediate and advanced students a the Center for Preservation and Advancement of Iranian Music.

During the years 1983-89 he dedicated much of his time to composing music.He was commissioned to write a number of works for the Tehran Symphony Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of Tehran under of the Iranian National Radio and Television. These include: The Mystery of the Life, Autumn, and Var-Saghi; to name a few. Among his other works are Duets for two Santurs, Tar and Santur, as well as the soundtrack for the film "Grand Cinema ".
Davoudian migrated to the U.S. in 1990. Hw has continued contributing to the growth the development of Traditional Persian Music through performing, composing, teaching, as well as making santurs. Most recently he performed with Maestro M. R. Lotfi in Philadelphia. Prior to that he toured the U.S. and Canada with Maestro H . Alizadeh in the National Instruments Ensemble as well as the Dastan Ensemble in 1991 and 92 respectively. Drawing upon his talent as a cellist and composer of western music and western influences in his most recent composition for Cello and Santur.He
has also composed a symphony orchestra piece on a poem by "Nima Youshij" for Maestro Mohammad-Reza Shajarian.


For symphonic orchestra and choir:

Rebirth, 1985
The resurrection of the flowers, 1985
A piece in Shur and Dashti, along with traditional instruments, 1986
"Varsaaghi", based on a Turkman folk melody, 1986
"Raaz-e Hayaat", commissioned by the Iranian Department of Agriculture, 1987
Endeavor, 1988
Requiem, 1988
Epic, 1996
For strings, woodwind, and percussion:

Fugue for string quartet, 1983
Canon for violin and cello, 1983
Autumn, for strings, 1986
Duet for tar and santur, based on the folk melody "juni juni", 1984
Santur duo in Shur
"Kaayer", with vocals, based on a folk melody from Mazandaraan, 1994
"Shurideh", in Dashti, 1995
"Asmar", based on a folk melody from Kermaanshah, 1995
"Faraaz", 1997
"Payvand", quintet for piano, violin, flute, guitar, and cello, 1997
An arrangement of an old song "cheshm-e mast", with vocals by Mohammad Reza Shajarian (to be published), 1998
Nima, based on a poem by Iranian modernist poet Nima Yushij, with vocals by Mohammad Reza Shajarian (to be published), 1998
A piece in Dashti, with vocals by Mohammad Reza Shajarian (to be published), 1998
Earthquake, dedicated to the victims of the earthquake in Northern Iran, 1990
Duo for Tombak (percussion), 1993
Film music:

Grand Cinema, a film by Hassan Hedayat, 1988
Think of the Gentle Mountains, a documentary by Khosrow Sinai, 1995
Music for children:

The dog and the bone, 1984
Water and moonlight, 1984
Popular music for the youth, 1984
For traditional Iranian ensemble:

Chaharmezrab, in Bidaad, 1998
A polyphonic piece in Dashti, 1898
"Serr-e del", with vocals, in Chahaargaah, 1998


to write a review