Silent City (album)

Silent City is an album by New York City-based string quartet, Brooklyn Rider and Iranian Musician Kayhan Kalhor, released by World Village Records in 2008.

Silent City
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Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 28, 2008
RecordedKnoop Studios, River Edge, New Jersey
GenreClassical, Traditional Middle Eastern Folk
LabelWorld Village Records
ProducerKayhan Kalhor
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllmusicNot rated[1]
Pitchfork Media7.6/10 stars[2]

Kalhor met members of Brooklyn Rider in 2000 at Tanglewood, where they took part in the cellist Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Project.

The title track is a Kalhor composition originally Included on Yo-Yo Ma's New Impossibilities,[3] it is an elegy for Halabjah, a Kurdish city razed by Saddam Hussein.[1][4]

Track listEdit

  1. "Ascending Bird" (Siamak Aghaei,C. Jacobsen) – 6:54
  2. "Silent City" (Kayhan Kalhor) – 29:10
  3. "Parvaz" (Kalhor) – 6:23
  4. "Beloved, do not let me be discouraged" (C. Jacobsen ) – 10:34


Brooklyn Rider
Additional musicians


Year Chart Position
2009 Top Classical Crossover Albums 18[5]


  1. ^ a b Sullivan, Pat. "Silent City". Allmusic. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  2. ^ Tangari, Joe (23 Jan 2009). "Silent City". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  3. ^ "Silent City". World Village. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  4. ^ Schweitzer, Vivien. "A Master Iranian Musician Plays Cultural Ambassador". The New York Times. Retrieved 13 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Awards". Allmusic. Retrieved 3 Aug 2014.

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