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A film of the project

This short film details the various stages of the project Stay Close. For more information, read the blog posts on this website and ...

Only Sound Remains: About the piece

Only Sound Remains is a five movement piece drawing on Iranian and Western music styles and written as part of Stay Close, a 10-month ...

Stay Close featured on BBC UK

A film about Stay Close was featured on BBC Entertainment in the UK in April 2014. Here Soosan Lolavar talks about the research ...

Final Stay Close concert

For your last chance to hear Only Sound Remains performed by the Stay Close ensemble come to: City University Performance Space on 20th May 2014 at 7pm The concert is free but places must be booked here. During the day, the Middle East and Central Asia Music Forum will feature a range of ...

Concert at V&A

Thank you to everyone who attended the first Stay Close concert at V&A. It was a great success with standing room only and we received some brilliant feedback from audience members. Below are some photos from the event. Soosan Lolavar and Jamal Samavati Olivia Jageurs and Jamal ...

Article in International Arts Manager

An article on Stay Close features in this month's International Arts Manager, a business magazine for the performing arts worldwide. The full article can be read here.  Photo by Erin Jessica ...

Introducing the Stay Close Ensemble

Rehearsals are well under way for the new piece, now entitled Only Sound Remains, with the first performance just weeks away. As such, it seems like a good moment to fully introduce the members of our wonderful ensemble. The final ensemble is listed below and I'm really pleased with the sound world ...