MEHDI AMINIAN JAZI - by Andreea Tanase

MEHDI AMINIAN JAZI (IRAN)

VIRTUOSO PLAYING THE ANCIENT FLUTE NEY

MEHDI PLAYING THE NEY FLUTE: THOUSAND YEARS OLD MUSIC THAT HAS NEVER STOPPED DEVELOPING AND WHICH DOES NOT NEED TO BE PERFORMED TRADITIONALLY.

An Iranian musician plays the flute ney and other instruments, he currently lives in Vienna, but he has lived in Netherlands, Malaysia and Bosnia so far. He works in the Austrian Academy of Science on his research aimed at work songs and poetry connected with the Iranian tradition of carpet weaving. He studied IT at the university, but after graduating he continued studying ethnomusicology and in 2013 he started a project Roots Revival. An international project in which each musician comes from a different cultural background to bring traditional music to a crossroad of contemporary experiments influenced by traditional, jazz, folk and world music.
Roots Revival aims to provide the platform for young professional musicians with authentic musical heritage in contemporary forms to exchange, experiment and live with others cultures.
Besides creation of authentic and innovative music, one of the main goals in Roots Revival is to create a direct artistic dialogue between nations and to emphasis our common essence and roots as humans.

Photo: Andreea Tanase