Wednesday, August 28, 9:00a.m.- 10:30 a.m. - J.W. Marriot Hotel L.A. Live
Loga Ramin Torkian
Iranian born composer and multi-instrumentalist Loga Ramin Torkian is internationally recognized for his ground- breaking work with World Music groups Niyaz and Axiom Of Choice, both of which he co-founded. Born in Tehran, Iran and currently residing in Montreal, Canada, Loga moved to the United States as a teenager after the Iranian Revolution. This major transition would fuel much of his musical and artistic expression in the years to come as he struggled to reconcile the bonds of tradition and culture with his own personal experiences. A highly gifted composer and a visionary, Loga is greatly respected for his ability to adapt the Persian classical repertoire to his own unique and modern compositions. In 2014 Loga was nominated for a Canadian JUNO Award in the Category of “Best World Music Album” for the album he recorded with musical partner Azam Ali titled “Lamentation of Swans.” He continues to produce albums and tour worldwide with NIYAZ.