Kaveh Karandish | Silent Whispers

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Silent Whispers

by Kaveh Karandish

Genre: World: Persian contemporary
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1. Silent Whispers (feat. Farzin Farhadi)
Kaveh Karandish
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2. Southern Sunrise
Kaveh Karandish
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3. Passion Dance
Kaveh Karandish
3:51 $0.99
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4. My Dream (feat. Mazy Karandish)
Kaveh Karandish
5:07 $0.99
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5. Kaveh and Sherif (feat. Sherif Sherifov)
Kaveh Karandish
3:11 $0.99
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6. Moments (feat. Sherif Sherifov)
Kaveh Karandish
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7. Sunset Sparrows (feat. Eric Zang)
Kaveh Karandish
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8. Zaagros Zephyr (feat. Mazy Karandish & Eric Zang)
Kaveh Karandish
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9. Delicate Dreams (feat. Mazy Karandish & Eric Zang)
Kaveh Karandish
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10. Shiraz Nights (feat. Mazy Karandish)
Kaveh Karandish
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11. Traveler
Kaveh Karandish
4:00 $0.99
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12. Desert Dance (feat. Eric Zang)
Kaveh Karandish
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13. Jaan E Jaanaan
Kaveh Karandish & Mazy Karandish
4:49 $0.99
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14. Golden Dreams (Variation)
Kaveh Karandish
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Kaveh was born in 1976 in Shiraz; the Persian city of poetry & music. He started keyboard and piano studies at an early age. At age 17 he was deeply touched by the magical combination of piano, bass and drums of some contemporary recording and music became an important part of his life ever since. After years of classical piano as a teenager and winning numbers of piano competitions, he revealed his love and passion for creating by composing orchestral music with grandiose ambitions. After immigrating to California at age 23, he devoted much of his time to studying composition,orchestration & film music at different music institutions including Cal-state Long Beach.

Kaveh has benefited from many great musicians such as Shardad Rohani, Perry LaMarca, Daniel Luzko, (the late) Babak Bayat and many others both in Iran and the USA and has collaborated with many musicians from different parts of the world. He arranged his original composition “Eternity” for the Irvine Valley College wind symphony in 2001. He also collaborated with Orchestra Surreal for a concert featuring his original music in 2003 in Long Beach, California. Both performances were essential experiences to propel him towards future endeavors.

Kaveh celebrates passion & freedom through his music. Over time his compositions have evolved into a unique blend of ethnic and western vibes that manifests as a fresh sound of the Persian contemporary music. Kaveh also enjoys odd rhythms and blending different music cultures. In one of his signature works titled “Shadow Dance” for instance, one can hear a marriage of Persian 4-Mezrab piano with theMediterranean 7/8 rhythm and the Indian color of Sitar and Turkish Udo along with the western sounds of electronic guitar and the orchestra. This work has been widely appreciated by world music enthusiasts. In his previous album “Rain”, the idea was to compose in different styles which ranged from newage, jazz & bossanova to hints of flamenco and Persian classical music.

His most recent album “Silent Whispers” (Released Oct 2017) is a collaborative effort with number of world-class musicians and Grammy-nominated producer and arranger Elliot Lanam. This album once again manifests Kaveh’s powerful sonic dreams surpassing boundaries and cultures by blending different elements of musical styles with his devotion to his homeland music. At the same time this album contains some of his most intimate and emotionally filled piano-based works. He is very excited about sharing this musical collection to his fans worldwide.

He has also been a great enthusiast of film music and has enjoyed scoring numbers of short films along with parts of the soundtracks for the documentary ” Iran, the forgotten glory”. A work by his late beloved brother Makan Karandish.

Kaveh’s music reveals his love and passion for his homeland folk-music and represents his effort for writing passionate music for those who seek deep and influential music.

He simply believes in the Persian proverb that reads: “what stems from the heart will affect the heart of the audience. ”

Besides musical ambitions, Kaveh holds an MD degree & has been a practicing internal medicine and cosmetic physician since 2009. He now resides & practices music & medicine in Arizona. He is grateful for the ultimate unconditional love, support and encouragement he received from his family throughout the years.

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Elliot Lanam

CD Remarks
I have been fortunate enough to work on hundreds of albums over the last ten years and I can easily say this was one of my favorite records I've ever worked on. There are so many elements to this record that make it shine, from the outstanding musicianship to the beautiful compositions and authenticity to culture. The brainchild of composer and pianist Kaveh Karandish, this record is a spectacle of tradition meeting modern-day production, all while encompassing the listener in emotion and entrancement. His communication style translates through his music evoking feelings of passion, romance, despondence, and inspiration. This very inspiration is what drove the production on the album - harnessing Karandish's creative vision and reinforcing the emotion he expresses. Each song tells a story, but the beauty of the record is that the story is different for every listener.

With an eclectic range of instrumentation, Karandish's record utilizes a wide spectrum of musicality, from sitars to kavals, flutes to ouds - each offering their own texture and musicianship to accompany it. Bringing in professionals from around the globe, each song features multiple musicians, making it truly a world record. In regards to the compositions, Karandish's progressions do not abide by the limits of standards or tradition - his voice flows through his hands in progressions that are unbound by normality or predicatability. He constantly keeps the listener on their toes, teaching them to always expect the unexpected.

This album evolves with time, parallel with Karandish's compositions, to reach a sense of fulfillment and embodiment by the end of the record. He teaches us to grow as not only listeners, but as participants in life through love, family, and friendship. Music is just one of the mediums for this expression and through inspiration and focus, we can grow as humans to better understand one another's feeling and emotion. Karandish perfectly captures this translation in his music, opening our ears, heart, and mind to be more than just listeners - but participants as well.

Keep an eye out for more beautiful music to come from Kaveh Karandish and enjoy the record that we put our love and emotion into!

Elliott Lanam
- Producer, Mixing and Mastering Engineer -
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James A. Cox

Wisconsin Bookwatch
The Music CD Shelf:
Silent Whispers is an instrumental album featuring the piano music of Iranian-American immigrant Kaveh Karandish, enriched with the collaboration of additional world-class musicians. Brimming with passion and Karandish's genius talent for blending elements from different musical traditions and cultures, Silent Whsipers is glorious, life-affirming, and profoundly inspirational. Highly recommended, especially for connoisseurs of quality original instrumental music. The tracks are "Silent Whispers", "Southern Sunrise", "Passion Dance", "My Dream", "Kaveh & Sherif", "Moments", "Sunset Sparrows", "Zaagros Zephyr", "Delicate Dreams", "Shiraz Nights", "Traveler", "Desert Dance", "Jaan e Jaanaan", and "Golden Dreams (Variation)".
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Maz Karandish

Album Remarks by Multi-Instrumentalist and Featured Artist Mazy Karandish
These words carry a timeless message that still echoes through to this day. Music has the power to evoke the deepest emotions, memories, and nostalgia that the human psyche is capable of experiencing. The evocation of such feelings could not be more true when it comes the music that Kaveh Karandish has created. It has been a true honor for me to work with Kaveh, who I am fortunate to call my brother. The greatest part about working with him is that the music has a wide range of cultural expression. One song could transport you to far off landscapes of the Orient while another brings you to the sophisticated civilization of the west. In this way, the music transcends a single time, place, and culture but rather captures musical expression from a global perspective. As a multi-instrumentalist covering grounds from Raga and Maqam to Harmony and Jazz, there is nothing I appreciate more than working with a composer who has such global perspective and can capture multiple traditions with a single melody line. Kaveh was very skillful at understanding which instruments work best with which songs. This is incredibly important as ethnic instruments are specially touching when used in accordance to a tasteful arrangement. You could hear Indian Dilruba, Turkish Saz, Persian Oud, and Indian Sitar (popularized by Ravi Shankar) throughout the album to varying degrees. Given the versatile nature of the Oud and the fact that it used in many cultures around the world, Kaveh felt that this instrument could be most heavily utilized throughout multiple track. I could not agree more! Oud has the same tonal range as Cello and can very easily mesh with the sounds of piano, flute, bass, and other instruments. In addition, the Indian Sitar is used in a particularly interesting way on Shiraz Nights which happens to be my favorite track of the album. Shiraz Nights takes the listener back to an ancient time when trade and interaction was at an all time high between the Persian and Indian worlds, and therefore takes the listener on a cultural journey. In addition to his incredible composition ability, Kaveh has a big heart and is always interested in show-casing other artists on his album. He creates an environment for musicians to express themselves in a genuine way. This is a truly incredible quality as it enables authenticity and brings greater richness to all of the songs on the album. I am very grateful to have been one of many musicians to contribute to this album and look forward to future collaborations.
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Dave Haddad

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Such a superb blending of styles, dynamics and feelings. I commend you on this project; it is easy to listening to, everything is interesting and unique, each song has it's own vibe, you feel the connection to the other songs it is not redundant. Next I will listen in my studio... beautiful saxophone work and lots of musical surprises and genuine performances.
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