12-15 April 2023, Budapest

Mahan Mirarab

Vienna Acoustic Diaries

Composer, Guitar player, Curator


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Mahan Mirarab is a musician and composer. He grew up in the Iranian capital Tehran and lives in Vienna. Anyone who listens to Mirarab play his multi-neck guitar understands the» honest language« the artist articulates in his music.

European elements of chamber music combined with contemporary forms of jazz. They open a new interpretation of Iranian classical music as if Mozart played with microtonal maqam melodies.

He represents a generation of young migrant musicians in Europe who are changing the sound borders in the music industry and are pushing for more diversity with respect to quality, dialogue, and creativity. His aim is to introduce a new narrative through music in regard to middle eastern cultures and jazz and in doing so he has succeeded to create his complex yet approachable style.

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