SWARA is a vocal ensemble
based in Brussels, Belgium.

SWARA dedicates itself to modern a cappella repertoire.


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Rainbow by Nazanin Fakoor

To create her music theatre piece Rainbow, the artist Nazanin Fakoor took on The Conference of the Birds, a literary masterpiece by the Persian mystic poet Farid ud-Din Attar.

In Attar’s story, thousands of birds search for Simorgh, the mythical bird that symbolises the truth.

After many hardships on their journey, only 30 birds reach the end of their quest.

Only then do they realise that they themselves are the Si (thirty) morgh (birds).

This beautiful poetry provides the basis for the libretto of Rainbow.

The Iranian composer Aftab Darvishi (Tenso Young Composers Award 2016) has written a new composition, performed live by the Swara Ensemble in a mobile installation that - literally - reflects our differences and multiple identities. In this way, Fakoor ‘reflects’ on the myth of a clear-cut national identity and the celebration of difference.

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Conductor

Ivan Yohan finished his master degree in choir conducting at Utrecht Conservatory where he studied with Rob Vermeulen. During his study, he took the opportunity to do the Erasmus student exchange program at the Lithuanian Music and Theatre Academy and studied there with Vytautas Miškinis.


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