Listen: Saxophonist Hafez Modirzadeh's "Pulsivity Works 2" Live at the 2016 Ferus Festival
Thursday, July 07, 2016
On Jan. 14, saxophonist Hafez Modirzadeh presented an evening of exploratory improvisation with cellist Jeffrey Zeigler, pianist Leo Genovese and violinist Cornelius Dufallo, as part of the 2016 Ferus Festival.
The music of Hafez Modirzadeh draws on his twin backgrounds of jazz and Iranian dastgah (a system of traditional Iranian and Persion music). Pulsivity Works 2 is comprised of a series of recent improvisational works centered on concepts described by the composer as "Pulsivity" and "Cyclic Refraction."
Currently a professor of World Music at San Francisco State University, Modirzadeh has performed with a slew of renowned artists including Steve Lacy, Don Cherry and Ornette Coleman.