Iranian clarinetist and painter Shabnam Parvaresh was born in Tehran. She started her musical career as a clarinetist playing in the Tehran Symphony Orchestra and the National Traditional Orchestra. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts and Painting while pursuing a career as an artist and musician in Tehran. In 2013, she moved to Germany where she continues her studies in Jazz Clarinet in the Institute für Musik, Osnabrück. In Germany, she performed with Grammy Award Winner Kinan Azmeh at the Morgenland Festival Osnbarück and played in different bands and ensembles. In 2018 she won the Studyup Award Jazz with the Lukas Schwegmann Quintet. In 2020 she won the Zonta Music Price for Jazz Clarinet. In 2019 she founded her new project Sheen Trio.
Among the most common conflicts current couples have, lack of realism stands out. In a couple, love isn't the answer to everything. The song “Outside in" is about conflict at a personal level, the internal conflict of deciding whether to stay or go in a relationship. Relationships are complicated, and no one knows for sure what the future holds. The best relationships have their issues, while the worst relationships still have their virtues. It’s hard to know what the best decision is if you’re thinking about whether to stay or move on.
A middle-eastern bolero combining elements from Iran/Greece/Argentina. A different kind of prayer or confession in the brightest hour of the day when the sun reaches its highest point and nothing can be hidden. Exposed, vulnerable, and yet liberated. Farrokzad, an iconic poetess, a rebel who is moving in the line of the great tradition of Persian poets such as Rumi. Through her verses, Sin transforms and acquires a divine quality. It becomes an anthem of femininity standing against the absurdity and the evolving darkness of our present.
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Look at me and I’ll look at you. Listen to my heart and I’ll listen to your heart. Feel my pain and I’ll feel your pain. Show me your happiness and I’ll show you my happiness. Talk to me and I’ll talk to you. Remember my voice and I’ll remember your voice. We are no strangers. We are all one. Beyond music. Beyond borders.
This is a collaboration from three different countries and backgrounds. Its an improvisational instrumental piece that we made.
“L’addio di Anna” is a nostalgic French-Italian melody of a cinematic/theatric nature - with love and bright sadness. The three main melody players are far from these places geographically - clarinet, played by brilliant musician of Iranian origins, duduk from Armenia and harmonica (melodica) … maybe this one of the closest - Russian Federation. All of them playing the melody and improvising in a very touching and convincing way - even though our languages and cultures are different - our feelings are of the same nature.