Paradiso Ubud presents
With Closed Eyes, a Piano Concert by Arash Behzadi
Friday, January 13, 2017, from 7 pm until 9 pm.
If one were to single out one defining descriptor for composer/pianist extraordinaire, Arash Behzadi, it would be “expect the unexpected.”
Whether performing in the middle of a frozen Lake Simcoe, the World Trade Center Club in Dubai, in pouring rain in Geneva or amid the charming cobbled streets of Toronto’s famed Distillery District, Arash intuitively understands how to captivate audiences young and old. It’s not uncommon for people to be moved to tears. Children listen with rapt attention.
Based in Toronto, Canada, Arash has recently released his latest album, With Closed Eyes, a compelling collection of his own haunting piano solo compositions.
Arash describes his music as a platform that invites the interplay of additional art forms as he does in Joy of Storm, a music video in which a dancer unleashes his emotion in a downpour, fully giving himself up to elements that are greater than him.
Pop music today, even New Age music, can be very complicated with lots of orchestration Arash says. This can make for a short shelf life. “Piano is very warm, and I feel with just that one instrument you can touch people’s hearts. It’s fitting for all ages, all eras, all cultures, much like the music of Philip Glass.”
“I pour my emotion into the ivory,” Arash adds. “I want to make music that lasts, that moves people, that is universal.”
Ticket: 100.000 IDR