Fared Shafinury

Fared Shafinury is an internationally acclaimed artist, Persian setârist, composer, vocalist, activist, and educator. Beyond the singer songwriter, he is a disciple of the many prominent masters of Radif, setâr, and âvâz (Lotfi, Shâri, Zolghadr, and Mozafari). Shafinury has dedicated his life to both the preservation and evolution of classical Persian music. His discography, multimedia projects, and live concert performances for the past 20 years all paint a contemporary yet ancient voice, charting a path of experimentation with a deep respect and understanding of tradition. Since the onset of the pandemic, Shafinury has lived a relatively secluded life along the Gulf of Mexico, where he has spent his days writing music and fostering the Radif Retreat Institute: a thriving online school and community of diasporic Persians and Persophile artists, musicians, and poets. He now teaches a wide array of students from across the Iranian global diaspora and beyond with a bilingual and multicultural approach.


Mind & Machine, Volume Five

Release Date: September 22, 2023
Catalog Number: RR8091
21st Century
The critically-acclaimed MIND & MACHINE series from Ravello Records returns with its fifth edition with an all-new roster of today’s electro-acoustic composers. This installment taps into and unpacks the foundations of our universe, from the hidden corners of our psyche to the fibers that hold our world together. Offering meditative reflections on the ephemeral moments in our lives and exploring resemblances between music and scientific concepts, MIND & MACHINE, VOLUME FIVE delivers a sprawling artistic soundscape that allows for deep introspection and self-discovery.