Yellow, Hasn't Become Red For No Reason
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Setar: Fared Shafinury
Kuzeh: Afshin Aram
Voice effects: Vahid Jahandari
Based on the poem by Persian poet, Nima Yooshij (1895–1960):
"Yellow hasn't become red for no reason
the red hasn't cast its colour
upon the wall for no reason.
Morning has come from that side of the Azakoo mountains but
Vazna Mountain is not clear.
The power of the dimly-lit snow works all its chaos
on every window-pane it settles.
Vazna is not clear
from this, I have a heavy heart;
the guest-killing guesthouse's day is dark
every soul jumbled together aimlessly:
some sleepy people
some uncouth people
some simple people."
The piece was premiered at LATEX 2016, a festival of electronic music by student composers and performers from Louisiana and Texas
, hosted by the University of Texas at Austin on November 4, 2016 at Jessen Auditorium, Austin, TX
The University of Texas at Austin
University of North Texas
Louisiana State University