Das Kalhor-Flaig Duo schöpft aus der reichen Tradition der persischen Musik. Ihre Kompositionen erzählen insbesondere von inneren Landschaften und überwinden Kulturgrenzen und Vorurteile. Die beiden Musiker öffnen Räume kristalliner Klarheit und pulsierender Energie; konzentrierte Meditationen führen zu Improvisationen voller Kraft und Virtuosität.
Amir Kalhor, 1985 born in Tehran, started playing Tar, a six string instrument (also known as Persian lute), at the age of seven. He continued studying the repertoire of Persian traditional music under the guidance of masters Mohammad Reza Ebrahimi and Mohammad Reza Lotfi. Since 2003 he has been composing and playing with various ensembles and has been collaborating worldwide with many musicians and artist.
Sebastian Flaig, 1983 born in Freiburg, studied Percussion and JazzDrumset at Mendelssohn Bartholdy Musikhochschule Leipzig. He lived one year in Istanbul to study with turkish masters, especially with Misirli Ahmet, the leading pioneer of the darabuka. His musical ear and technical flexibiltiy made him play in many ensembles from Jazz to oriental music, from classical to experimental to old music like Taner Akyol Trio, Susan Weinert Global players, Pain Perdu, Basalt, Dolci Canti.
He was member of the german national student jazz orchestra(Bujazzo), played several theater shows at Komische Oper Berlin, Stadttheater Freiburg, Bauhaus Dessau etc. and played as a soloist with orchestras. He composed music for Ensemble, theater shows and film documentaries and is giving workshops throughout Europe.