Current Project

 

Karevan Ensemble

 

Homeland


 

 

 

 

 

Past Projects

October 2, 2011 - Homeland Variations

Toronto Small World Music Festival
Enwave Theater

 

_______Homeland Variations is the original score of Homeland, a Dora-nominated for original _______music composition by Reza Moghaddas and directed by Setareh Delzendeh in the fall _______of 2010.

_______Homeland Variations explores the journey of seeking and accepting home.
_______Homeland is a multi-faceted examination of the meaning of home in a hybrid setting of _______physical performance, live music and documentary film. This contemplative journey of _______words, sounds, and movements, makes one rethink the definition of home.

Produced by Godot Art Productions
Setareh Delzendeh: Script Writer, Director, and Designer 
Reza Moghaddas: Bass, Keyboards, Tanbour
Lisa Patterson: Saxophone, Duduk, Keyboards, Vocals
Kousha Nakhaei: Violin, Kamancheh
Lorenzo Castelli: Drums, Percussion
Hamsseh Daneshzad: Daf, Vocals
Bahareh Yaraghi: Actor/Performer

 

Special thanks to Chikako Nagayama, Alan Davis, Lisbeth Fishman,Kundra Fatheringham, Lawrence Hill, Mina Sarlati, Mohammad Fotovat, Frieda Forman, Maylat Mesfin, Juana Awad, Eddy Robinson and Tatiana Jennings for sharing their precious life experiences in the documentary film.

 

Many thanks to our sponsors and supporters: Master Touch Painting, Housain Shoaienia, Future Land, Zinat Rafiamanesh, Niloofar Vafaei

 

 

September 9 – 17, 2011 – Homeland

at Vancouver Fringe Festival
Revue Stage
Granville Island Public Market Building

 

____Homeland is a multi-faceted examination of the meaning of home in a hybrid setting of ____dance, live music and documentary film. The spoken, and often unspoken, words of the ____personalities in the film are translated into a solo dance and physical theatre against the ____beat of drums and flow of electronic sequences performed by two musicians on stage. ____This contemplative journey of words, sounds, and movements, makes one rethink the ____definition of home.

 

Produced by Godot Art Productions
Setareh Delzendeh: Script Writer, Director, and Designer 
Bahareh Yaraghi:Actor
Reza Moghaddas: Music Composer and Sound Designer
Lorenzo Castelli: Percussions
Lida Nosrati: Artistic Associate
Reza Moghaddas - Setareh Delzendeh: Film Edit

 

Special thanks to Chikako Nagayama, Alan Davis, Lisbeth Fishman, Kundra Fatheringham, Lawrence Hill, Mina Sarlati, Mohammad Fotovat, Frieda Forman, Maylat Mesfin, Juana Awad, and Tatiana Jennings for sharing their precious life experiences in the documentary film.

 

Homeland

October 28- November 6, 2010 - Homeland

-------A multi-faceted examination of the meaning of home in a hybrid setting of dance,

-------live music and documentary film

-------at Theatre Passe Muraille - Backspace, Toronto, Canada

Written & Directed by Setareh Delzendeh              
Performer: Megan Nadain
Music & Sound Design: Reza Moghaddas
Percussions: Lorenzo Castelli
Stage Manager & Artistic Assistant: Lida Nosrati

Choreography: Setareh Delzendeh & Megan Nadain
Set & Costume Design: Setareh Delzendeh
Video Edit: Reza Moghaddas
Graphic Design: Homeira Rezaei

Set and Costume Assistant: Siamak Delzendeh

 

Generously supported by: Saghi Jaihoon, Farhang Sajed, Homeira Rezaei, Astrid Janson

 

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August 2010 Soley & Karevan Ensemble

             A fusion music performance combining Persian melodies, jazz and electronic              The Mod Club, Toronto, Canada            

Soleiman Vaseghi (vocals)

Reza Moghaddas (Bass and Keyboards)

Amir Rahbar (Piano and Keyboards)

Michelle Colton (Percussion)

Kousha Nakhaei (Kamancheh & Violin)

Lisa Patterso (Saxophone & Vocal)

Araz Nayeb-Pashaei (Tombak & Daf)

 

 
March 2009   Less Than a Half
             A multi-lingual physical performance with sound and video installation
             Gladstone Hotel, Toronto, Canada

Writer and Director: Setareh Delzendeh

Translator: Lida Nosrati

Performer: Juana Awad

Sound Designer and Composer: Reza Moghaddas

Video Art: Setareh Delzendeh and Reza Moghaddas

Graphic Designer: Ali Kamran

Photographer: Reza Vazizri

Voice Over: Jennifer Stock, Roshan Ahmadvand, Yohannes Ayalew, Olga Fedorenco and Chikako Nagayama

 

May 2009    Persian Versions
             A fusion music performance in collaboration with Small World Music
             Lula Lounge, Toronto, Canada

Soleyman Vaseghi (Soley): Vocals

Reza Moghaddas: Piano, Bass

Alan Davis: Drums, Percussion

Kousha Nakhaei: Kamancheh, Violin

Wajma Soroor: Vocals

Shahin Fayaz: Taar

Araz Nayeb Pashaei: Tombak, Daf

 

February 2008     Winter Nowruz
A fusion music performance in collaboration with Small World Music and CBC Radio 2

             Lula Lounge, Toronto, Canada

Soleyman Vaseghi: Vocals

Reza Moghaddas: Bass

Amir Koushkani: Taar

Alan Davis: Drums, Percussion

Neil Gardiner: Keyboards

Wajma Soroor: Vocals

Sina Salimi: Santoor

Rouzbeh Hariri: Daf, Tombak

 

September 2007   Mamak Khadem          
A fusion music performance in collaboration with Small World Music

          Enwave Theatre, Toronto, Canada

Mamak Khadem: Vocals

Jamshid Sharifi: Keyobards

Reza Moghaddas: Bass

Dimitris Makhlis: Oud

Ole Mathisen: Clarinet