Az nahāyate tāriki (From the deep end of darkness) was commissioned by the Three Choirs Festival in 2023 for performance at For Anna Magdalena by soprano Carolyn Sampson and harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani.
This dynamic and dramatic workis a song cycle consisting of three different songs using Persian language poems by an Iranian modernist female poet, Forough Farokhzad. This piece was inspired by the "Woman, Life, Freedom" movement in Iran and is dedicated to all the brave and freedom-loving Iranian women.
The work has been shortlisted for the Chamber Scale Composition award. Winners of the Royal Philharmonic Society Awards will announced at the 2024 RPS Awards at 7.00pm on Tuesday 5 March at Manchester's Royal Northern College of Music.
Photo: Nilufar Habibian, Mahan Esfahani and Carolyn Sampson at 'For Anna Magdalena'.
James O' Driscoll
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