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Kronos Quartet, Mahsa Vahdat & Marjan Vahdat


Kirkelig Kulturverksted


Released: 15th Mar 2019


a powerful series of compositions laden with tragic lament brought to life by the legendary quartet and bruising talents of two leading Iranian singers.

this is the first collaboration between the San Francisco-based Kronos Quartet and Mahsa and Marjan Vahdat, two of the most important performers of Persian vocal music in the world today. Recorded in Kulturkirken Jakob in Oslo in November 2018, ‘Placeless’ has fourteen melodies that Mahsa Vahdat composed to classical poems by Hafez and Rumi and the works of contemporary Iranian poets Forough Farrokhzad, Mohammad Ibrahim Jafari and Atabak Elyasi. Composers Sahba Aminikia (Iran/US), Aftab Darvishi (Iran/ Netherlands), Jacob Garchik (US) and Atabak Elyasi arranged the songs for string quartet.



  1. Placeless
  2. My Ruthless Companion
  3. My Tresses In The Wind
  4. I Was Dead
  5. Endless Embrace
  6. Fate Astray
  7. The Sun Rises
  8. Vanishing Lines
  9. The Might Of Love
  10. Far Away Glance
  11. Leyli’s Nightingales
  12. Color Of Moonlight
  13. Lover Go Mad
  14. Eternal Meadow