"Come, let's scatter flowers and pour wine into our cups
Let's split the sky and start a new plan"
The harpsichord is little known in Iran; the instruments can be counted on one hand and European early music performances are very rare. In a lecture-recital, Liselotte Sels presents new work for harpsichord solo and harpsichord and soprano, written especially for this project by Iranian composers. The recital is a part of research project "EMRUZ | TODAY - New music from Iran and the Iranian diaspora ", which seeks to map out the current developments within the field of Iranian new music, and to strengthen the musical bond and interaction between Iran and Belgium. The commissions for harpsichord pieces could create an opening to new pathways for Iranian composers, and offer alternative perspectives on intercultural collaboration. The harpsichord goes beyond its familiar contexts of the Western early and new music scenes.