Farshid Samandari talks about his piece "Suite Concertante", performed by VICO on their new album IN THE KEY OF THE WORLD.
IN THE KEY OF THE WORLD is the Vancouver Inter-Cultural Orchestra's first full-length instrumental album. It features music by Canadian composers Dorothy Chang, John Oliver, Moshe Denburg, and Farshid Samandari, performed by an ensemble of 28 musicians playing instruments from a wide range of musical traditions, including Chinese, Vietnamese, Persian, East Indian and European.
IN THE KEY OF THE WORLD, like the VICO itself, exists in several musical genres at once: classical, world, traditional. It’s fusion music on a global scale; music that transcends borders and breaks down barriers, throwing open the doors of contemporary classical music and forging a new path towards a truly diverse 21st-century Canadian music scene.
Available via vi-co.org from June 4, 2020.