Six Centuries, Six Years Directed by Mojtaba Mirtahmasb
Saturday, 29 Jul 2017 - 01:30 PM

Studio Theatre
Harbourfront Centre

Curatorial Statement

Synopsis: The film portrays the endeavours of a group of Iranian master musicians who are trying to locate, restore and record a repertoire of compositions attributed to Abd al-Qadir Maraghi, a prominent composer who lived six centuries ago and was greatly influenced the Middle Eastern classical music. During their six-year journey, the group is finally able to reassemble a major portion of these ballads by sifting through manuscripts and other documents deeply buried in the annals of Iranian and Turkish art history. the film follows these musicians as they rediscover forgotten music that deepens the roots of our music as far as six centuries.

Researcher, Writer & Director: Mojtaba Mirtahmasb
Editor: Jila Ipakchi
Camera: Mojtaba Mirtahmasb, Arastoo Givi
Sound: Mazyar Sheykh Mahboby
Sound Mix: Amirhosein Ghassemi
Director’s Assistants: Majid Bahrami, Mohammad Zamani
Color Correction: Kamran Saharkhiz, Farhad Ghodsi
Sound Crew: Shahab Rezaei, Farid Pirayesh, Ali Eskandarzadeh, Mahmoud Kashani, Saeed Hoseinpour, Mahdi Ebrahimzadeh, Amirhosein Hoseini
Sound Mix Assistant: Zohreh Aliakbari
Photo: Amir Niknam Pirzad, Aliakbar Shir-jian
Media Consultant: Amir Hosein Sanaei

With the appearance of: Ustad Mohammad-reza Darvishi, Homayoun Shajarian, Negar Bouban, Sanaz Nakhjavani, Ali Samadpour, Siroos Jamali,
Arash Shahriari, Siamak Jahangiry, Behzad Mirzayi, Samer Habibi,
EhsanZabihifar, and Ustad Mohammad-reza Shajarian.

Associate Producer: Mohsen Samadbeyk
Producer: Mojtaba Mirtahmasb