Hamed Habibpour is an Iranian multi-instrumentalist and composer based in Istanbul, Turkey. his main style is Iranian Traditional music. the music of the middle-east and its wonderful instruments has always amazed Hamed.
In his first independent release "Santur ile Anadoludan Esintiler", Hamed plays his own arrangement of some of the best-known songs in the Middle East on the Santur.
"Bahar Santur" (Spring Santur) is one of Hamed Habibpour's creative projects, in which he extended and altered the sound of the traditional Iranian Santur by using some springs and processions. Habibpour's second official release consists of eight original compositions, each one dedicated to a city in the Middle East. this album, produced and published by Tunitemusic OU record label, is somewhere between New Age, easy listening, and world music. the use of Middle Eastern instruments simultaneously with the more familiar ambient and electronic voices made an amazing combination that attracts the ears.
Hamed Habibpour is an experienced performer who played several instruments in many festivals in different countries. Iran, Turkey, and Tunisia have been the host of his performances so far. as an instrumentalist, he played for several albums by great musicians like Milad Derakhshani, Vahid Taj, Armin Faridi, Mohammad Ghanbari, Hussein Neyestan. although Hamed plays more than 20 instruments including some percussions like Dunbek, his specialty is in playing the Santur, the Iranian Zither.
Hamed Habibpour's complete set of music
The Iranian multi-instrumentalist and performer has spent most of his professional life on stages around the world. his first solo album was distributed internationally in 2020 and ever since Hamed is trying to create more music for the world.
Dancing Leaf is Hamed Habibpour's first single track, released and produced by Tunitemusic. this amazing music contains a main melody, played by Setar, and an electronic accompaniment, creating a calming and positive atmosphere.
Songs for the Middle East
This new age ambient album was produced and published by Tunitemusic in 2021 and consists of eight relaxing and exotic tracks. Although all the music in this album is calming with a slow tempo, the stirring virtuosity in the performance of the instruments is obvious to any ear.
each of the tracks of the album is named after a city in the middle east, in order they are:
A song for Isfahan, A song for Cairo, A song for Konya, A song for Beirut, A song for Damascus, A song for Tabriz, A song for Erbil, and A song for Kabul.
you can read a full review of "Songs for the Middle Least" on our blog.
Santur ile Anadoludan Esintiler
Hamed Habibpour's first solo album is twelve tracks of his transcription and performance on some of the well-known traditional and folklore music of Iran and the middle east. this album was released in 2020 by Ahenk Müzik.