Markus Stockhausen I Trumpet and Flugelhorn
Alireza Mortazavi I Santur
Since 2015 Alireza Mortazavi and Markus Stockhausen have been performing together. East and West meet in an intimate musical dialogue. The music of Alireza and Markus invites the listener to explore expansive sound terrain, is very sensitive but also includes outbursts of intense expression. Alireza, born in Iran, lives now in Italy and has quickly established an international career.
The two outstanding improvisers met at a concert for the Iranian Nouruz Spring Fest in Erftstadt, Germany. Soon an invitation followed to the Mittelfest in Cividale del Friuli, Italy, where also the first CD recording HAMDELANEH was recorded live. This music has been published by Dark Companion Records in Italy in March 2019. The title of this publication also became the motto for their duo performances: HAMDELANEH – „With the same heart“.