I Never Saw You Again by Gelareh Pour

ARTIST STATEMENT

“I never saw you again
The eyes of dead ones are born with stars
Amongst you all, I was looking for someone who never arrived
I guess, the ocean’s tears were dried, with no rain
The lonely bird would not have escaped the ocean for the tears of my eyes
I never saw you again
Not in the wind, not in the lantern
I never saw you again
Not on the butterfly’s eyelid, not in dew’s dream
I never saw you again

Being involved in Shelter gives me the sense of community and togetherness that I miss and had the fear of losing during the COVID-19 crisis. I am not alone, nor anybody else. With creativity and making connections, my love and passion for music has always pushed me through boundaries. During the current crisis, my home is the place of creation and it is going to be the foundation for recording a piece from my history.”

I Never Saw You Again by Gelareh Pour

Credits:
Kamancheh and Voice by Gelareh Pour
Percussion by Brian O’Dwyer
Composed by Gelareh Pour with Brian O’Dwyer
Recorded and mixed by Jono Gilmour
Video by Gelareh Pour

ABOUT Gelareh Pour

Gelareh Pour is an Iranian born singer, composer, and Persian Kamancheh and Qeychak player who immigrated to Australia in 2012. After years of practising and studying classical Persian music in Iran, she completed her Masters of Ethnomusicology at University of Melbourne detailing the lives of Iranian Women singers in diaspora. Musically, Gelareh has pursued her musical practice in company with some of Australia’s most innovative musicians. She has produced 5 independent albums and featured on productions in various genres in music, theatre, film and radio.

Gelareh’s musical approach is flexible, cross genre and connective. The use of Iranian poetry sung in Farsi and her traditional instrument connected to electric pedals and powered amplifiers draws on her traditional heritage while representing her current contemporary environment. Collaborating with musicians with diverse backgrounds allows Gelareh to explore concepts of place and time and create an individual and unique cross-cultural motif.

Instagram: @gelarehpourmusic
Facebook: Gelareh Pour Music

www.gelarehpour.com

Image credit: I never saw you again. Photo by Gelareh Pour.

I never saw you again by Gelareh Pour is created for Shelter 2020.

Image credit: I never saw you again. Photo by Gelareh Pour.

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