News ID: 49564
Publish Date: 02 July 2007 - 02:57
TEHRAN, (SCIB) - “I am certain that sacrifice has the color red in Iran. I have witnessed during those 8 years in Iran how life, which is supposed to be the dearest thing for man, has been given up by warriors to save their country, its independence and the peace and welfare of its citizens.”? Majid Entezami told Shahed in an exclusive interview.

Entezami, the composer of symphonies like “Epic of Khoramshahr”? “Persepolis”? "construction of light”? went on to say: “Initially, I thought it would be impossible to communicate with people through such works. Because this is an emotional issue and people usually have an ideological take on it. Three years ago, when this work was proposed to me, I didn’t take it seriously. But later I thought it would be a good idea for me to compose a piece that can communicate with ordinary people and at the same time maintain its classical framework.”? “When we reached the production phase, I thought that older musicians make classical musical whereas the youth is simply living in their own word. I wanted to narrate the tale of sacrifice in a language comprehensible to the whole world.”? he continued. “I used music as a bridge to connect people. I used themes and forms that are popular with the youth; at the same time I tried not to hurt the integrity of the work.”? “I would have loved to work in a larger space such as a Stadium that can accommodate more people. If the spirit that the audience gives us is absent for any reason, we can not continue work. It is people’s feedback that gives energy to the artist and enables him to continue his work.”? Entezami went on to talk about the structure of the Symphony “sar”? (sacrifice). “The form of this symphony sometimes inclines towards Classical Pop, but has remained a symphony in its essence. There is an intentional dialogue between Daf and drum; it is like combing two different colors to reach a new color. Both instruments are rhythmic one hails from the east, the other from the west.”? “Of course, these were the ideas that I entertained and employed in the composition of this piece 3 years ago. It was because I didn’t want to bore that part of the audience that are less familiar with music.”?

Entezami, the composer of symphonies like “Epic of Khoramshahr”? “Persepolis”? "construction of light”? went on to say: “Initially, I thought it would be impossible to communicate with people through such works. Because this is an emotional issue and people usually have an ideological take on it. Three years ago, when this work was proposed to me, I didn’t take it seriously. But later I thought it would be a good idea for me to compose a piece that can communicate with ordinary people and at the same time maintain its classical framework.”? “When we reached the production phase, I thought that older musicians make classical musical whereas the youth is simply living in their own word. I wanted to narrate the tale of sacrifice in a language comprehensible to the whole world.”? he continued. “I used music as a bridge to connect people. I used themes and forms that are popular with the youth; at the same time I tried not to hurt the integrity of the work.”? “I would have loved to work in a larger space such as a Stadium that can accommodate more people. If the spirit that the audience gives us is absent for any reason, we can not continue work. It is people’s feedback that gives energy to the artist and enables him to continue his work.”? Entezami went on to talk about the structure of the Symphony “sar”? (sacrifice). “The form of this symphony sometimes inclines towards Classical Pop, but has remained a symphony in its essence. There is an intentional dialogue between Daf and drum; it is like combing two different colors to reach a new color. Both instruments are rhythmic one hails from the east, the other from the west.”? “Of course, these were the ideas that I entertained and employed in the composition of this piece 3 years ago. It was because I didn’t want to bore that part of the audience that are less familiar with music.”?
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