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Puneh Zarei (Iran) // UMUU

  • Viikki Church 9 Agronominkatu Helsinki, 00790 Finland (map)
Photo: Armita Ranji

Photo: Armita Ranji

A virtuoso of santour, the traditional Persian instrument with 72 hammered strings, Puneh Zarei presents a highly original contemporary work by fellow Iranian composer Ali Balighi. The other half of the concert at the atmospheric wooden church of Viikki features UMUU Ensemble performing music by Mario Davidovsky and Salvatore Sciarrino.

On Friday 20 April we present in collaboration with Sibelius Academy a workshop on santour as a new music instrument. Time and place are announced later. The workshop is open and free for all.

On Saturday 21 April Puneh is joined by local Iranian musicians in an evening of traditional Persian culture. Music and snacks are served at Myymälä2 Gallery. Tickets are 10€ at the door.


Sunday 21 April 2018 at 18:00


Puneh Zarei, santour

Ali Balighi: Walking in the darkness (2016)


UMUU Ensemble
Juho Laitinen, musical direction

Mario Davidovsky: Synchronisms nro 1
Salvatore Sciarrino: Muro d'orizzonte
Mario Davidovsky: Synchronisms nro 12

Later Event: May 18
Xenakis with coffee