Musical Performance: Alan Kushan, santur: Traditional to Avant-Garde Persian Music

Sat, May 5, 2012 9:00 pm at Alwan for the Arts

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Alan Kushan has passed through multifarious phases of musical composition and performance ranging from focus on traditional Eastern music to fusions of Western Classical and Eastern mystical music to jazz and world as well as avant-garde styles on his self-made santur. He will continue to audaciously and earnestly experiment across cultural boundaries in this musical performance.

Doors open at 8:30pm, performance at 9pm

Tickets: $20 General (*buy now) | $15 Members, Seniors, Students (*buy now) - available at the door or online.

(*A small online fee is applied - use printout as your ticket)

Alan Kushan: santur
with guests

Alan Kushan studied composition in Zurich, Koln, and Berlin as well as Canada and the US with master musicians such as Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Karlheinz Stockhausen, among others. Unsatisfied with the range and capacity of his chosen musical instrument, Alan decided to apply his skills as an instrument-maker to expand the range of his santur by adding elements from the modern piano, the harp, and the guitar. The result is a unique and powerful instrument, which embodies the musical textures of the ancient and new.

Last updated: 2012-05-03 13:32:46

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