The Saint-Petersburg State Conservatory is slated to present a piece by young Iranian composer Mehdi Hosseini.
Taleshi Hava combines regional Iranian music with academic avant-garde rhythms and will be performed in a program dedicated to the memory of avant-garde Italian composer Luigi Nono, Presstv reported.
The piece, written for bassoon and violin, incorporates traditional melodies of the northern Iranian city of Talesh.
Composer and Ethnomusicologist Mehdi Hosseini learned the basics of music from renowned Iranian composer Farhad Fakhreddini in Tehran.
He received his Bachelors and Masters degrees in composition at Saint Petersburg State Conservatory in Russia and has been a student of British composer Nigel Osborne.
Hosseini has written symphonic and chamber orchestra pieces for ensembles and soloists in various compositional genres. His works present a fusion of contemporary and ancient Persian music with a focus on regional melodies.
Symphony of Monody (2005), Varshan (2002), String Quartet N.2 (2007) and Hafez (2009) are among the 31-year-old composer's works.