Woven Sounds

© Mehdi Aminian
  • event type:WOMEX 23 Film Library
  • date:26 Oct 2023 - 28 Oct 2023
  • time:11:00 - 17:00
  • city/area:A Coruña, Galicia
  • venue:Film Library (Palexco)
  • country:Spain
  • event posted by:Piranha Arts


Directed by Mehdi Aminian
Duration 40’ | Farsi with English subtitles

Woven Sounds documents the intangible cultural heritage – the music styles – surrounding the process of carpet weaving in Iran. Naqshe Khani (patterns singing) is a mechanism of singing the patterns of a carpet to other co-weavers. To this date, no documents, studies, or presentations on this topic could be found, and this film is the first attempt to document this rapidly vanishing intangible cultural heritage.

Besides being a recognised composer, multi-instrumentalist and ethnomusicologist, Mehdi Aminian is the initiator of Roots Revival, within which, since 2013, numerous musical projects based on intercultural exchange have been developed. He is also an ethnomusicologist with active academic research documenting various musical cultures and vanishing musical cultures in particular.

Production Country, Year Austria, 2023
Producer, Director of Photography, Sound, Editor Mehdi Aminian