Shogh I Nahan
Bahrám Khayat, one of the few masters living outside Irán, is as great in performing as he is in composing.Bahrám performs with santúr with distinct power and strength, yet his playing is tempered with peerless sweet and delicate abilities. His accomplishments culminated in authoring his recently published books, Shogh-i-Nahan, The Hidden Desire, and Shokufan,The blossom and recording a number of performances presented in his CD's recording. Khayat, on the other hand, is one of the few who has diligently preserved the integrity of this rich traditional Persian music, and has composed numerous innovative and dynamic rhythms not heard to date in the West. One of the notable aspects of Bahrám is that he never manifests any satisfaction and completeness about his body of work. Thus he infuses a fresh zest and life to his composition constantly.