As I read to you at the AC2004 Jaron's Wikipedia entry starts with Jaron Lanier is an artist, musician, ...
Last Sunday you got a glimps of his brilliant mind. Come out this Sunday 14th 6pm to the Wheeler Auditorium in Berkely for an earfull of his muscianship. He will be playing with a couple of other excellent musicians.
The evening is called:
The bird of fairy tale.
Classical Persian Composition Meets Innovative Avant-garde Soundscapes Music
It is worth going for alone to hear the different instruments that I have never known existed.
I love music and musical instruments yet besides of indian drums and soprano sax I have never heared (of) any of the intruments he is listing further down. It will be a treat just to hear these.
Here some more notes from Jaron's email:
"The Bird of Fairy Tale"
(Jaron's first interpretive note: This show is a
collaboration with musicians from Iran, so the
language used throughout is "Iranglish.")
BERKELEY, California- The Iranian Student
Alliance in America at UC Berkeley, invite you to
join them for a night of exquisite live world
music, "The Bird of Fairy Tale", at the Wheeler
Auditorium, UC Berkeley campus, on November 14,
2004 at 6:00 p.m.
Following a series of hugely successful
performances these incredible musicians have
returned to Berkeley for a follow-up performance
where Classical Persian composition meets jazz,
blues, and world music within a ground-breaking
WHAT: "The Bird of Fairy Tale", a World Music concert
WHERE: Wheeler Auditorium, at UC Berkeley campus, Berkeley, CA 94729Š
WHEN: Sunday, November 14, 2004, at 6:00 p.m.
FOR MORE INFO: (408) 224-8540 or visit:
ONLINE TICKET SALES:
Alan Kushan - Santur (Persian Dulcimer)
(Jaron's interpretive note: Alan is the living
master of this instrument, can play faster than
anyone on anything- like a pitched version of
Zakir, and makes his own instruments, which are
weird large extensions of the usual santoor.)
Mark Deutsch - Bazantar
(Jaron's interpretive note: The Bazantar is
Mark's design; a cross between a standup double
bass and a sitar, with sympathetic strings and
buzzing bridges. Amazing thing.)
Jaron Lanier - World Instruments
(This time I'll play duduk, super rare bass
duduk, contrabassoon, zheng, khaen, tabor pipes,
seljeflote, soprano sax, and even more.)
Shirzad Sharif - Tonbak (Persian Drums)
Michael Zerang - Percussion
Kousic Sen - Tabla
Nahid Ziaee - Persian Vocals
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS:
Michael Lewis - Tabla (Indian Drums)