Crystallum - Idin Samimi Mofakham International Festival of Contemporary Music Warsaw Autumn

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Crystallum is a journey into the depths of sounds by investigating the internal and invisible relationships of their inner components and the complex network of their nature. The piece is structured on the relationship and mapping of all possible natural harmonic nodes on the strings of each independent instrument of a string quartet. 

Crystallum is a compositional kaleidoscope of networks, organised with sounds in several levels and categories and pictured from different angles as a thin thread of relations between past and present, orient and occident, Maqam/Adwar system, and Just Intonation music, inspired by the nomadology concept of the French philosopher Gilles Deleuze. 

Commissioned by the NeoQuartet. The world premiere took place on 29 October 2021 at the 10th NeoArte Synthesiser of Arts Festival in Gdańsk. 

Idin Samimi Mofakham