introducing, ICOT ~ Iranian-Canadian Composers of Toronto

introducing, ICOT ~ Iranian-Canadian Composers of Toronto

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Source: www.icot.ca
Iranian-Canadian Composers of Toronto (ICOT) was founded by five Toronto-based composers and musicians in 2011 with the mission of creating new works that bridge Canadian and Iranian culture through music and art.
ICOT’s first project ,“Persian Piano Night ”, was performed in Toronto, included 4 newly composed pieces by the members of the group, and a few pieces by other well-known Iranian composers. The extraordinary reception of this concert compelled ICOT to tour this concert to three more cities in Ontario and Quebec in 2012, and also to record and produce these pieces at the main recording studio at McGill University.

“New Poetry, New Music” – ICOT’s second professional activity in Toronto in 2013 – included new compositions based on Iranian contemporary poetry written for Ton Beau string quartet, voice and narrator. During this season, ICOT received a letter of appreciation from the Ontario Minister of Tourism, Culture And Sport for its artistic and cultural endeavours and contributions to the community. ICOT appeared on the BBC Farsi’s “Maks” program in early 2013. This 20 minute program included interviews with members about the origins of the collective, as well as recordings of excerpts of the pieces in the concert. – See more at: www.icot.ca

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