Overstep with curiosity

Shahab Azinmehr, tar, setar, voice
Sofie Vanden Eynde, renaissance lute,  theorbo

                The breeze at dawn has secrets to tell you.

                Don’t go back to sleep.

                You must ask for what you really want.

                Don’t go back to sleep.

                People are going back and forth

                across the doorsill

                where the two worlds touch.

                The door is round and open.

                Don’t go back to sleep.


Two musicians. One from the East. One from the West. Lots of strings. Very many strings. And a voice. Melancholy. Indefinable longings. Nostalgia. Inspiration. Unity. Tears. Silence. Melodies that make you dream, cry and ponder. Rhythms like distant horizons, rousing forces and tranquillisers.

Sofie and Shahab meet at the threshold where two worlds meet. In their rucksacks are Persian poetry, haunting Renaissance melodies, ancient radif and conjuring Baroque ostinati. Improvisations, early music, their own arrangements and new compositions reach out to each other and unveil a pure musical beauty.

Music by de Visée, J. Dowland, J. Desprez, improvisations on sufi poetry and traditional Persian music