When we hear a piece of music, all we can feel as a regular audience is the singer’s voice and the rhythm of the song. But music is much more complicated and there are so many different filters that a track has to go through. There are so many complicated steps like arranging or composing behind the scenes, done by professional musicians, and then finally you can listen to the final product.
One such music industry pundit is “Pouria Motabean”. Iranian songwriter, composer, arranger and singer. Pouria Motabean was born in Tehran on May 3, 1986. Pouria Motabean is a well-known musician in the Persian music industry, and he has worked with so many big names. people like
“Andy Madadian”, “Babak Jahanbakhsh”, “Leila Frouhar”, “Naser Zeinaly” and “Mohammad Reza Golzar”.
After working in the studio as a sound engineer/sound supervisor, he gradually learned to work with different musical composition software and discovered his interest in fusion music and Iranian classical verses.
“I’ve always had this desire to make classical music survive, by associating it with modern music. This experience introduced me to new instrumentalist friends. Mainly Iranian traditional music and that led me to ambient and fusion music”.
In this way, he has cooperated with many famous faces of Iranian pop music in different fields.
Music with a slow tempo and emotional mood is his favorite and he loves the feeling of sadness in music.
“I like modern and emotional arrangements the most and I think the music should flow. Although I listen to other genres, and I’ve produced music in other genres”.
Nowadays, Pouria Motabean has taken her career to another level and started creating educational content. In this way, he can be much more inspiring for people who want to enter this industry and he can steer them in the right direction.
“These days, in addition to producing music for other artists, I create educational content; So, in this way, I could share my experiences with other people. I study every day and based on my experience in the teaching field, I am an accomplished teacher and believe that transferring my knowledge could expand my creativity and help me advance my goals.
In 2016, he released an album called “Natoor”. The main genre of this album is ambient and fusion, mixed with classical Persian instruments such as “Santur”, “Se tarr”, “Kamanche” and “Tarr”.
“In this album, I used the songs of the famous Iranian poet “Saadi Shirazi”. And I found the essence behind the verses to suit the female voice. So, I used three female singers for this collection” , he explained about the Natoor album.
Recently he started recording a new album. He is the lead singer of this album but there are other singers involved in this project. Also due to his creativity and his desire to miss different cultures, he will use and mix traditional music from different places on earth with his music. This traditional music from East Asia, Africa and South America. “I’m researching how to use traditional instruments from other countries and mix them with my musical tastes to create a unique atmosphere for this new album.”
He believes that music is directly related to our souls and some people are aware of this and some are not. “I believe there is a melody in everyone’s heart and mind that is worth listening to, but we can’t hear them all. So, we should be grateful to those whom we can listen to; because music is a doorway to a man’s heart.
So this quote is the foundation of Pouria Motabean’s thoughts on music and it can prove why he is such a successful person in his career.
Pouria Motabean is already a well-known domestic musician. With his constancy and creativity, it is not outside of expectations if we see his work on international stages in the near future!