Sahar Ajdamsani’s Interview with Pourya Heydari
Written by Sahar Ajdamsani on February 6, 2020
Pourya Heydari is one of the famous Iranian composer & arranger who is also piano player & he is talented in all music styles. He was born in 1981 & founded limitless music band.
Interview by: Sahar Ajdamsani
- When did you find yourself interested in music and when did you enter the professional music market?
I was attracted to music because I was born into an art family, unknowingly attracted to music. When I was 9 years old, the most beautiful instrument in the world seemed to me to be piano & I started music with my dear piano.
- Since singing in Iran is mostly in the spotlight and you have a good voice, why did you go to composition & arranging?
I love being a creator more than being a performer; sometimes I get to sing my own work, and thank God, but when I’m a singer I have to move in a certain style, but a composer is like a bird everywhere. He likes to fly. All in I love being a composer who sometimes sings to a singer who composes.
- As a well-known musician in Iran, how do you see the atmosphere of composing and arranging Iran compared to the world?
Well, it is widely recognized around the world that working in the field of music in Iran has its own difficulty because of some officials’ embarrassment. Because of this lack of attention to Iranian music, perhaps the productive music of my country has not been discovered to a great extent by the world … We have capable musicians and musicians in Iran, and we equate the world with the level of music, of course, depending on the culture of each country. That country is different but we are equal in terms of quality and software and partly hardware …
If you read about Iranian folk and folk music you will be amazed! Each region of Iran has its own music and its own nuances that tell the history and culture of that region. I am glad that in the last few years genuine Iranian music has been welcomed worldwide. Last year Master Kayhan Kalhor received Grammy Award. Master Shahram Nazeri received the France’s National Order of Merit , and Master Mohammad Reza Shajarian, who I thought was due to concerts and honors that did not need to be introduced in the world.
- What software is most used in Iran for arranging?
Anyone with any software that’s easy to work with; I work with cubase, abletone, and protools depending on the type of project I’m working on, film, pop or electronic music or fusion.
- What kind of melodies are you most interested in?
It depends on what kind of audience we want to think about. Well, pop music is always the target audience; more styles and melodies that are more familiar to people, but in my opinion, in the last few years, because of the satellites, they are more interested in other music. Most show the integration of Iranian music with the rest of the world. I think the next generation of Iranian listeners are much smarter.
- what make you inspired?
Of all things … the whole world is full of inspiration. Isn’t it beautiful?
- Tell us about your music band, Limitless?
Since today’s world is a world where technology has a special place throughout the lives of all human beings in such a way as to make life almost difficult and difficult without the use of these technologies, this combination of modernity and tradition in art is also occurring. Music always plays a bigger part in this because there is no limit to music.
This performance combines modern and traditional music.
The use of electronic instruments and instruments and the sounds of different parts of Iran make a beautiful and musical yet fascinating combination for the audience while listening to the music that goes hand in hand with the music of the world. Both familiar with the audio culture of my country and other countries …
Limited has four members.
- Pourya Heydari likes to work in what styles, given the ability we saw in different styles?
It’s really a hard choice. Every style of music has its own charm
- We know you were the judge of a singing talent television show called Shab Kook, how much do you think these programs help discover talent?
That we could, with all the limitations that existed for music, and the heavy censorship we had, after having had a plan for music for the past 5 years, was really an impossible issue for our team. A talent-seeking program that, in the rest of the world, may have been a five-and-a-half-year-old, but unfortunately for some strange reason no one was accepted by the Iranian people until it was stopped for many years.
- As a final word, what do you like to say?
Love is the most beautiful thing in the world and music is the language of love … maybe we will meet soon and have fun together.