Hossein Behroozinia
حسین بهروزی نیا

 
Biography

Hossein Behroozinia was born in Tehran, Iran in 1962, and at the age of nine he enrolled at the Conservatory of Persian Music in Tehran, where he studied tar with Reza Vohdaney and oud with Mansur Nariman. He was also introduced to the Persian radif of Mirza Abdullah by Mohammad Reza Lotfi. At the age ofseventeen he began to teach at the Centre of Preservation and Propagation of Music, where he eventually became Director of Musical Education; he also taught oud at the Tehran Conservatory. As well as his teaching committments, Behroozinia also worked as music director for the Khaleghi Ensemble and the National Radio and Television Orchestra of Tehran. In 1987 he made his first recording, entitled 'Barbat', and 1992 he joined the Dastan Ensemble. He has given concerts in Europe, North America and Asia, both as a solo performer and member of various ensembles. In 2003 the Iranian Ministry of Culture awarded him its highest honour, the First Order of Arts. Behroozinia currently lives in Vancouver, Canada.

 
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Selected Recordings

Kohestan - Selected Folkloric Melodies from Iran
(Soroush Multimedia Corp. SMC 121)

This is a collection of instrumental pieces based on traditional Iranian folk melodies. The percussion accompaniment is provided by Bijan Kamkar on daf and Kambiz Ganjehei on tombak.

(No track listing provided with CD)



Yadestan
(Soroush Multimedia Corp.)

A selection of Persian classical music with Bijan Kamkar on daf and Kambiz Ganjehei on tombak.

1. Ey Mah-e Man
2. Rangarang, Bahar-e Delneshin
3. Shod Khazan
4. Kie Kie
5. Nadideh Rokh
6. Del-e Sheyda
7. Ey Pari Kojai
8. Basteh Dam
9. Karevan
10. Moosem-e Gol
11. Bolbol-e Shourideh
12. Hamcho Farhad



Midnight Sun
(7/8 Music 100005)

On this recording Behroozinia is accompanied by Pejman Hadadi on tombak. The music is improvisational and is based on the traditional Persian dastgah concept, which falls somewhere between the Indian raga and Arabic maqam.

1. Seed of Light 5:33
2. Epic of Dawn 11:17
3. Prelude to the Sun 2:59
4. Midnight Sun 8:40
5. Rapture 11:31
6. Murmur 1:48
7. Silent Chant 5:02



Journey to Persia (with Dastan Ensemble)
(Arc Music EUCD 1786)

On this recording, Hossein Behroozinia is joined by Hamid Motebassem on setar and Pejman Hadadi on tombak.

1. Prelude to Dastgah-e Mahur 4:08
2. Seven-Beat Rhythm (Haft Zarbi) 14:43
3. Gousheh Daad 2:52
4. Gousheh Khosravani 2:16
5. Gousheh Neyriz and Shekasteh 2:28
6. Modulation to Maqaam-e Afshari 1:18
7. Shirazi Song 1:58
8. Shurideh (Ecstatic) 8:26
9. Modulation to Dastgah-e Homayoon 2:56
10. Midnight Sun 6:16
11. Finale in Dastgah-e Mahur 0:38



From Stone to Diamond
(Nava Art Centre NAC 111)

Extended improvisation in the Persian mode of Nava, with Pejman Hadadi on percussion.

1. Stone "Introduction" 4:20
2. Dust 8:02
3. Water "Old Song" 5:18
4. Light "Nahoft" 3:08
5. Wind 9:50
6. Night "Gavesht" 0:53
7. Day 2:34
8. Patience "Ashiran" 2:46
9. Diamond 9:08



Barbat
(Nava Art Centre NAC 112)

This is a reissue of a Behroozinia's first recording, made in Tehran in 1987.

1. Moghadameh 2:15
2. Kereshmeh-Aavaaz 2:48
3. Khoroosh 4:32
4. Majles Afrooz 2:17
5. Koroghli 2:39
6. Chehar Paareh 1:50
7. Zeman Negaram 3:05
8. Neyshaboorak-Nasirkhaani 8:24
9. Band Baaz 7:17
10. Mahoor-e Saghir 2:28
11. Reng-e Harbi 3:20
12. Zangouleh 1:31
13. Morgh-e Sahar 3:22
14. Shekasteh-Eraagh 4:01
15. Chehar Mezraab 4:04
16. Reng-e Mahoor 2:38



A Call Beneath the Ashes (with Dastan Ensemble)
(Noghteh Tarif Cultural Institute NOT 316)

The ensemble perform Behroozinia's compositions in the Nava mode.

1. Va Parvaz 1:49
2. Gariveh 5:39
3. Akharin Nava 3:53
4. Khofteh Dar Atash 12:20
5. Baran Va Khakestar 11:14
6. Khamoosh 2:26



In the Realm of Solitude
(NHI Records NHI-05)

Behroozinia is accompanied on this recording by Behnam Masoumi on percussion.

1. In the Realm of Solitude 5:49
2. Sanctuary 3:35
3. The Barriers of Secrecy 3:09
4. Mirror 1:40
5. And a Message Enroute 4:04
6. Unspoken 4:05
7. Melodic Tune 2:04
8. In a Moment 4:43
9. The Verses of Loneliness 6:11
10. Here Comes the Light 4:51

 


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