Ihr Standort: Projekte Hamdelaneh

Hamdelaneh

Markus Stockhausen I Trompete und Flügelhorn
Alireza Mortazavi I Santur

Seit 2015 spielen Alireza Mortazavi und Markus Stockhausen im Duo.
Ost und West begegnen sich in intimen musikalischen Dialogen. Die Musik von Markus und Alireza hat eine große Weite, ist zart, gefühlvoll, aber auch ausbrechend expressiv. Der iranische Musiker lebt seit einigen Jahren in Italien und hat inzwischen international auf sich aufmerksam gemacht.

Anlässlich eines Konzertes beim iranischen Frühlingsfest Nouruz in Erftstadt lernten sich die beiden Musiker kennen. Daraufhin folgte eine Einladung zum Festival in Cividale del Friuli, Italien, wo auch die Live-Aufnahme entstand, die unter dem Titel HAMDELANEH – aus einem Herzen – im März 2019 beim italienischen Label Dark Companion Records veröffentlicht wurde. So wurde der Titel der CD auch zum Motto für das Duo.



Alireza Mortazavi is an Iranian composer and santoor player with a personal style. He spent about 12 years learning and performing Iranian traditional music and in his teenage years he has received several awards, which show his great expertise in the traditional Iranian repertoire. Contacts with other music genres, especially western music, allowed him to form his own personal, more contemporary style.

He participated in notable events, such as shows of the Bavarian Radio-Television and also contributed in many festivals including the Rudolstadt Festival in Germany. In 2003 he went back to Iran and continued his artistic activities, evolving his personal style.

In the years while he lived in Iran he began training students, and designed an instrument called Santoor-Piano, that allows playing in different keys without retuning the instrument. In this period, he released the album “Now and Then” and contributed to “Clouds”, published by Hermes Records, in Iran. In 2007 he was invited to Germany to perform in several concerts, including the Total Music Meeting. In 2012 he moved to Turin, Italy, and he toured around Europe for several concerts.


In 2019 he collaborated with Markus Stockhausen on a duet album, “Hamdelaneh”, published by Dark Companion Records. During his musical life, he has also done numerous solo concerts that contain the core of his thought in music, influenced by intuition, by silence and by his inner experiences of life.-