Niyaz, "The Fourth Light Project"

Presented by: 
Hancher Auditorium
Niyaz, "The Fourth Light Project"
Saturday, September 30, 2017 - 7:30pm
Hancher Auditorium
141 Park Road, Iowa City, IA 52242
Hadley Stage
Hancher Box Office
319-335-1160
Music Recital Attendance
Cost: 
ADULT: $35 | $25; COLLEGE STUDENT: $31 | $10; YOUTH: $17 | $10

Niyaz—known for its contemporary electroacoustic trance music that blends Sufi poetry with folk music from Iran and surrounding countries—embraces the collision of the old and new as a means to create the unique and affecting. The Huffington Post calls Niyaz “an evolutionary force in contemporary Middle Eastern music.” The band’s collaboration with visual artist Jérôme Delapierre is another step forward. The Fourth Light Project is a multimedia experience, combining live music and sacred dance (a dervish) with advanced projection techniques that respond to sound and music in real time. The Fourth Light Project focuses on the life and work of Rabia al-Basri, an eighth-century Muslim saint and the first female Sufi mystic.

Event Sponsors:
Chuck and Mary Ann Peters

Services for People with Disabilities. Please contact Hancher's accessibility services at 319-335-1158.

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