Ruins of a Memoir(Album) - TBA | Pedram Babaiee Ruins of a Memoir is a contemporary classical concept album — A personal exploration in abstracts of Time, Waves and Imortallity. It includes four main pieces;Three pieces for string quartet and piano. Frames, Fragments and Fractions. Each piece contains four movements. One exceptional piece - Infraction - which is written for woodwind trio and piano in three movements. Plus the four pieces mentioned above, four soundscape/ambient Epilogues, which are variations of themes used in its previous piece, in electronic style. Each epilogue includes a unique Persian musical element, related to a story. In 2018, Pedram Babaieee has started a series of live performances named Preview in which he performs some parts of Ruins of a Memoir -mainly Frames, Fragments and Fractions- live on the stage with his ensemble, Bivác Quartet. “I'm really obsessed with sonic characteristics of Analog synths, reel recordings etc, as well as Writing long compositions for small ensembles, as well as letting myself open to experiment potentials of Persian music legacy in contemporary music. But I guess the main framework of Ruins of a Memoir is getting to a poetic balance of three obsessions above; Music that not only to makes sense on paper, but also to sounds beautifully new.”
Like an impressionist painting, Love and Information is a play that paints the grandeur of life and its moments, through
vignettes of everyday life and relationships. The music composed for the play, while complementing the experience,
begins a journey into deep levels of perception and emotional realms comprising what is known as the human condition.
Pedram Babaiee, with his masterful skill and incomparable ingenuity, gave a spirit to this play that took the audiences to places
they did not expect; giving them the space to reflect and confront with parts of their lives and memories lost, or far from view.
This is what his music does—it inspires, challenges and mesmerizes you beyond control.
Live Performance | Pedram Babaiee
Before releasing the album “Ruins of a Memoir”, Pedram Babaiee and Bivác Ensemble ensemble perform three live sessions named “Preview” in three different places. Each Preview has its own unique repertoire from piano-string quartet pieces of “Ruins of a Memoir”.
Siavash Jafari - Violin
Mona Abbassi - Violin
Niki Yaghmaee - Viola
Sam Bereliani - Cello
Pedram Babaiee - Piano/Synthesiser
Art Director: Afrooz Partovi
Booking Agent: Sina Cheraghi
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