Toranj with Fine Blue Thread – Resonance & Rhythm


Presented by Melbourne Recital Center & Toranj with Fine Blue Thread


Immerse yourself in thousands of years of Persian history with stories of passion, grief and joy.

Toranj unites seven highly skilled musicians, each deeply trained within their own musical tradition to create exquisite and unique music that showcases a treasure trove of traditional Persian instruments, including the tabla, tar, oud, santour and kamanche.

Fine Blue Thread play finely crafted, fresh and intriguing compositions that are grounded in the traditions of Indian, Javanese and Western music.

About the concert

Together, Fine Blue Thread and Toranj weave richly textured music that tells stories from thousands of years of Persian history – stories of passion, grief and joy that will make you weep and then sweep you up in a glorious joyful whirl of resonance and rhythm.

Praise for Fine Blue Thread

‘Their music is not about blurring boundaries but rather a snapshot of their local high street…an expression of the world we live in. Their musical prowess and passion for improvisation has produced a perfect backdrop for what is simply, really good music!’ – Lopa Kothari BBC Radio3, London

‘Based in tradition but decidedly modern, their delicate mix of influences unfolds gently, revealing a rich collage of enchanting melodies and rhythmic nuances.’ – Limelight Magazine

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Ria Soemardjo voice
Sam Evans tabla
Helen Mountfort baroque cello
Reza Kashi oud, tar
Farid Kazemi percussion, frame drum
Hamid Khishavand santour
Negar Nik kamanche


Fine Blue Thread
Fine Blue Thread

Le Trio Joubran

Reza Kashi
Space Time

Sari Gelin

Reza Kashi