little freiburg music festival: music unites

third concert: From Afar - sound of the kamancheh with percussion accompaniment

Sunday, 13.06.2021      

5 p.m.        


Venue: Kaisersaal in Historisches Kaufhaus Freiburg

Münsterplatz 24, 79098 Freiburg


From Afar


From Afar

Companions (15 beat)

Without Words

Acuteness (9 beat)

Percussion solo: "No penc"

Night of separation



In the Eye of the Wind

Percussion solo

Near the soul






Misagh Joolaee, Kamancheh and composition 



Sebastian Flaig, percussion






Artist CVs (link)

Venue: Kaisersaal in Historisches Kaufhaus Freiburg

Münsterplatz 24, 79098 Freiburg


Begin: Sunday, 13.06.2021, 5 pm. (entry from 4:10 p.m.)


Tickets for this event or for all 3 concerts of the festival can be purchased via online ticket shop below or alternatively at the box office. The number of seats is limited to 100 due to current restrictions (as of May 14th 2021).


Therefore an online-purchase is highly recommended in order to ensure a seat.



The complete revenue of this concert is completely designated for the benefit of the artist and for the of continuation of this petite but fine concert series.


In accordance with the current Corona regulation of the State Baden-Württemberg admission to the concerts is permitted with a up-to-date (= within the last 24 hours) negative SARS-COV2 test certificate, a vaccination certificate or a certificate of recovery. Furthermore tests will be offered on site in front of the concert hall up to a limited number (6 per concert).



Test centers Freiburg:

Recommended: Test center in Konzerthaus Freiburg (Link), (appointment needed, Saturdays from 08:30 - 16:00)

Recommended: Test center Waldsee (Link) (appointment needed, Saturdays from 10:00 - 18:00)




Test centers Freiburg, which are open on Sunday:


1) Test center Waldsee (Link) (appointment needed, Sundays from 10:00 - 14:00)

2) Test center Weingarten (Link) (appointment needed, Sundays from 10:00-14:00)

3) Test center Seepark, Bürgerhaus (Gerhart-Hauptmann-Straße 1, 79110 Freiburg)

    Mobile test team of the DRK Kreisverbandes Freiburg e.V.


    Testing times: Sunday 10-14 Uhr (no appointment needed)



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New ways of expressing sound and deeply felt inner sensation can be experienced during the second concert of this festival with fantastic sounds of the Kamancheh recital (Iranian bowed string instrument) in conjunction with oriental percussion. 


At first glimpse it might be surprising that the middle concert of this festival lets the listener travel back in time to totally different "sounds from afar" which in a superficial consideration are inspired by traditional Persian music but which will evolve a completely novel, even avant-guard like progressive form of art and sound.


Double stops on the Kamancheh, Paganini-like Pizzicato and Spiccato techniques which are embedded into rhythmical patterns that are extremely difficult to grasp. "Outrageous" things will be heard during this concert with exclusively original compositions by Misagh Joolaee.


Long lasting wanderings, inner disruption between pretended contemplation and indescribable restlessness:


Misagh Joolaee as one of the best and versatile Kamancheh performers of current time finds his way to the House of Culture.


Ways of sound and expression will be expanded an embedded into complex odd rhythmical cycles whose asymmetries evoke musical tension. Traditional conventions mutate into musical transformation and tonal breathing. A process which does not fit into the robe of conventional and well-tried symmetry and which blooms and talks within the world of oddness and unthinkable.


The musical heartbeat speaks by subtle and highly complex rhythms of oriental percussion:


Sebastian Flaig, originally from Freiburg and one of the world's top specialists for oriental percussion, found the key for rhythmical and expressive mirroring of Misagh Joolaee's worlds of sound. As a fabulous duo a complex multilayered form of expression is presented to the audience. Not least due to these aspects and characteristics this music was awarded the Preis der Deutschen Schalplattenkritik in February 2020.


The contrast to Bach transforms more and more into a bridge between the times and cultures and becomes a symbiosis the more the listener dives into this world of sounds from afar and discovers the following astonishing analogies between Bach and this music rooted in Persian music:


Not only the number 12 in both musical systems (12 semitones in Bach's music / European classical music and 12 dastgahs [modes] in the music of Misagh Joolaee) can be perceived as such an analogy but also the astonishing understanding that the association of each key in baroque music with a certain character / affect is valid in Persian Music as well in which each mode expresses a certain character / state of soul. 

Finally it can be experienced and discovered that both in Bach's music and in Persian music freedom is evolving out of strictness.


Ticket shop

Little Freiburg Music Festival, single ticket for 3rd concert: From Afar - Kamancheh and percussion

Sunday, 13.06.2021, 5 p.m. (entry from 4:10 p.m.)

Ticketversand online per E-Mail. Falls ermäßigte Tickets erworben worden sind: Bitte zeige die Berechtigung zur Ermäßigung beim Einlass in das Konzert vor. Danke.

25,00 €

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Little Freiburg Music Festival: festival ticket for all 3 concerts

Friday, 11.06.2021, 7 p.m. (Preludes, Etudes, Esquisses through all the keys)

Sunday, 13.06.2021, 11 a.m. (The Well-Tempered Clavier, book 1)

Sunday, 13.06.2021, 5 p.m. ("From Afar", Iranian violin and percussion)

Ticketversand online per E-Mail. Falls ermäßigte Tickets erworben worden sind: Bitte zeige die Berechtigung zur Ermäßigung beim Einlass in das Konzert vor. Danke.

50,00 €

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