DISCOVERING PERSIAN MUSIC – TAASA Review March 2012
Philippe Charluet I n early 2010, I was invited to contribute a number of audio-visual components to the State Library of Victoria’s (SLV) exhibition, Love and Devotion: From Persia and Beyond.
These included a full-length documentary film framed around the exhibition settings, a unique opportunity to explore extraordinarily rich themes, including Persian literature, poetry and book arts, and their intersection with the West; and an audio-visual exhibition component made up of classical Persian poetry and music performed live. Music is usually the starting point of any of my projects.
It defines its emotional path by setting the mood and the rhythm of the film...