Siavash Mozaffari, a professional musician based in San Francisco, plans to travel to Iran to record sounds from the country's traditional instruments and gather them into a sample digital library. With this project, he aims to make Persian music more accessible to the Western world.
On Kickstarter, where his "Sonic Journey Through Iran" project has already been fully funded, he explains that he wants to put these sounds "in a format that is universal amongst producers and music makers."
To do so, Mozaffari will record exotic Iranian instruments such as the Tar expand=1], the Setar expand=1], the Kamancheh expand=1], the Santoor expand=1] or the Tanbur expand=1], all played by professional Iranian musicians. He says "every single note" will be recorded "at every possible level of loudness."