Kiya Tabassian

Setar, voice & artistic direction 

Kiya Tabassian was born in 1976, in Tehran, Iran, immigrating to Montreal in 1990. He has been trained in Persian music under Reza Ghasemi and Kayhan Kalhor. He…

Pierre-Yves Martel

Viola da gamba 

Born in 1979, Vanier, Ontario, Canada. Since settling in Montreal, Pierre-Yves Martel has enjoyed an international career in both improvised and early music, working with musicians from diverse…

Patrick Graham

 

Over a two decade career based in Montreal, Canadian multi-percussionist Patrick Graham has been described as a “master improviser… on the border of several forms of traditional and…

Didem Başar

Kanun 

Didem started her music education at I.T.U. Turkish Music State Conservatory in 1985. Having completed her kanun training, she continued the same University’s Composition Department. Her interest in examining the effects of music…