Jack is Dead & his Iranian Orchestra
This is a project that I deeply love ! I went back to my iranian roots re-arranging the songs of the last Jack is Dead's album "Major Changes with Miniatures" with one of the most young and talented arranger in Iran, Payman, and with the best iranian musicians.
Constituted by 2 girls and 3 boys of approx. 25 years old, raised up as well by the
music of Shajarian as by Radiohead or Led Zeppelin...
The new songs were re-arranged in studio in Teheran in 2010 and 2011. They
will be released next autumn on a CD and a DVD ! Mainly focused on the 2012
concert of Paleo Festival Nyon, but also the previous ones (Festival de la Bâtie, Festival de la Cité, Théâtre de L’Echandole) and the very best moments of this meeting in Switzerland and in Iran. The CD and DVD will be entireley « Made in Iran » (illustrations, graphics, mix, cover...)
This project was born to prove again that music don’t have borders, music does not serve the political but the human cause and that music is love.
And the title of the album reminds it in play on words, in reference to the
Persian miniatures « Major Changes With Miniatures ».
The big changes arise from smalls.