16:00 – 18:00
“Music, Ecstasy and Healing from ancient Persia”
Lecture & Workshop with Farzaneh Joorabchi (Iran)
16.00 Seminar: lecture with video about healing music
17.00 Workshop: vocal laboratory with students of all ages
About Farzaneh Joorabchi’s work and research:
“It is a musical and vocal journey that collects the expressive value of all the different peoples who live together in the beautiful and magical ancient land that is Iran.
It is a journey to the origin of music, searching for musical Alchemies, the healers’ experiences while healing through music, like those musicians who get lost in sound and enter ecstasy (Zekr, Kurdistan, Zar, Bushehr, Balucistan, Porkhani Guati Turkman).
It is a journey that favors improvisation as the perfect interactive musical form between the audience and the musicians.”
A documentary film illustrates the musical traditions (music and healing in ancient Persia) in the various regions of Iran.
Various documentary films illustrate the story and activities of the last healer musicians (music therapy, healers) and the role of women in Zar Music.
Discover the sound of the body
Vocal laboratory with children and adult students
In the past, thanks to parties, fairs, dances and music, people did not feel their pain and worries. This is what Bahram says, shaman and maestro of Baluchi music.
From birth till death: pain, love, healing… songs and music.
Music streaming like a river that flows all through our life.
It is the millenary tradition of the music of the whole Persian territory, with its inseparable bond with real life. This music is not merely composed within an aesthetic canon. On the contrary, its musical aesthetic stems from the relationship with Psyche and the Healing potential. Healing through music, playing, singing, dancing and listening.
There always is an active relationship with the audience (the diseased) and the musicians (the healers) on a unique stage where all energies intertwine and get transformed in a unique state of being: Ecstasy (the power of the body). This is how music becomes a great power over our own body and heals us.
These are the rites and the musical tradition of Baluchistan:
Vasit: singing that is performed for many days before a birth by a group of women.
Sit: singing that is performed by a group of women day and night for a period of fourteen days after birth.
Shinaghi: singing that is performed by the new born baby’s relatives (women) for fourteen or forty days.
Most of these songs are performed by voice only, without
Lalaii: lullaby of very slow singing which is different for boys or girls.
For any life event, such as a wedding, there is a song.
Mudak: funeral song.
Govat (wind): and extremely important healing song. Govati is called towards the diseased whose body is pervaded by Guat (mysterious and evil spirit) who has big psychic problems. They believe that only music can remove evil spirits from our body. The role of women is of paramount importance in ZAR music.
Dancing and reiterated movements are an inseparable component of these traditions.
By repeating a motif in music, repetitive movements are created accordingly, that lead the diseased towards awareness (this ritual is to be found both in the Dervishes of Kurdistan and the por khan of Turkmenistan.)
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