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Nour Ensemble

Nour Ensemble

Nour Ensemble


NOUR ensemble was founded in 2000 around the project of the ALBA piece. It was the first experience combining Iranian, Kurdish and European Vocal music. • In 2002 the Nour vocal quintet worked on the Occidental polyphonic repertoire from the 15th to the 17th century. The ensemble performed in several ancient churches of the Azerbaijan province in Iran. A documentary has been made in collaboration with ARTE TV Channel about this musical voyage. Read more on Last.fm
NOUR ensemble was founded in 2000 around the project of the ALBA piece. It was the first experience combining Iranian, Kurdish and European Vocal music. • In 2002 the Nour vocal quintet worked on the Occidental polyphonic repertoire from the 15th to the 17th century. The ensemble performed in several ancient churches of the Azerbaijan province in Iran. A documentary has been made in collaboration with ARTE TV Channel about this musical voyage. • In 2003, the NOUR ensemble decided to focus on this musical experience between Persia and the West.

Some Iranian instruments joined the European and Iranian singers. This new repertoire was performed for the first time in October 2003 at the “Forum des Halles” in Paris. • In January 2004, the Nour ensemble gave three concerts in Tehran at the Niavaran royal palace. The profits were given to the victims of the Bam earthquake. In September 2004, the NOUR ensemble recorded its first album in a stunning site : namely the castle Ardeshir Babakan (from the Sassanid dynastie) dated from the 3rd century.

A documentary was made about this music and this recording. Since then, the NOUR ensemble has participated in several concerts and festivals in Europe and has worked with many other musical ensembles; • In October 2005 NOUR ensemble released his first album, "ALBA", with Hermes Records. At the same period NOUR ensemble met “IRONIC BOMB ACT”, an electronic jazz world band for a 10 day rehearsal leading to 5 concerts in France. • In 2006 the NOUR ensemble has participated in the 14th Festival of medieval music « voix et route romane » in Strasbourg and had also given 3 concerts in Austria. Musicians : http://www.nourensemble.com/page.aspx?id=7 http://www.nourensemble.com/superusers/36/nour_plaquette_eng_lo.pdf Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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