An ensemble of flexible instrumentation, the Sibarg Ensemble performs creative intercultural music at the nexus of traditional Persian music and jazz. Members of the ensemble weave an improvisational dialogue drawing from distinct musical backgrounds and practices, taking the form of new compositions, arrangements of classical melodies and folksongs, and structured improvisations. With each performance, Sibarg sets out to create a sense of unity and peace while facilitating multiculturalism.
“This is wonderful music. The world needs more of this.” – Robert Bush, San Diego Troubadour
“Cipher is like a kite, is rooted in tradition but sails in improvisational expansiveness.” – Mark Dresser
“Cipher is an exciting contribution to the field of intercultural music making.” – Michael Dessen