Song of the Reed

Song of the Reed

with Mohammad Motamedi

“Hear the love fire tangled in the reed notes, as bewilderment melts into wine.
The reed is a friend to all who want the fabric torn and drawn away.”
– Rumi

Calefax broadens its horizon by working with the well-known Persian singer Mohammad Motamedi. This encounter opens doors to the rich Persian music culture, with traditional Iranian percussion and ney (a kind or reed flute). We create new dialogues between Persian and western music. In Sufism, an inexhaustible source for classical song lyrics, we find the wisdom and mysticism of Persia. In line with the music, we present this mysticism in our own way with scenographer Theun Mosk.

Song of the Reed is a musical journey for all senses, with delicacies from the refined oriental cuisine during the break.

Music by

Mohammad Motamedi
Kiya Tabassian
Joël Bons
Kaveh Vares

Upcoming concerts

Tue 13 Apr 20.15 Song of the Reed Phlharmonie (try-out) Haarlem / NL
Fri 16 Apr 20.15 Song of the Reed De Doelen (première) Rotterdam / NL
Sat 17 Apr 20.30 Song of the Reed Theaters Tilburg Tilburg / NL
Wed 21 Apr 20.30 Song of the Reed Theater aan het Vrijthof Maastricht / NL
Sat 1 May 20.15 Song of the Reed Muziekgebouw Eindhoven / NL Tickets
Fri 7 May 20.15 Song of the Reed Stadsgehoorzaal Leiden / NL Tickets
Fri 21 May 20.00 Song of the Reed Musis Arnhem / NL
Wed 2 Jun 20.15 Song of the Reed Theater de Veste Delft / NL
Sat 5 Jun 20.30 Song of the Reed Paradiso Amsterdam / NL