Scattering Stars Like Dust

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Scattering Stars Like Dust
Scattering Stars Like Dust-1998 kalhor.jpeg
Studio album by Kayhan Kalhor
Released 6 June 1998
Recorded at Sorcerer Sound, New York City
Genre World music, Persian traditional music
Length 47:20
Label Traditional Crossroads
Producer Harold Hagopian
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[1]

Scattering Stars Like Dust is a solo album by Iranian musician Kayhan Kalhor, released on 9 June 1998 in the United States through Traditional Crossroads records.[2]

Scattering Stars Like Dust is a 47-minute suite for Kamancheh and the Tombak drum. Like most Persian music, it is improvised and based on a large traditional collection of short, melodic motifs. It contains three sections.[1] Some unusual time signatures come from Kurdish music and the album's title from a poem by Rumi.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All music composed by Kayhan Kalhor.

1."Scattering Stars Like Dust
  • "I. Introduction "
  • "II. Improvisation "
  • "III. Duet For Kamancheh And Tombak

  • 10:51
  • 24:27
  • 12:02
Total length:47:20



  1. ^ a b Keefner, Kurt. "Scattering Stars Like Dust". Allmusic. Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Kayhan Kalhor - Scattering Stars Like Dust". Retrieved 16 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Broughton, Simon; Ellingham, Mark; Trillo, Richard, eds. (1999). World Music: Africa, Europe and the Middle East (illustrated, reprint ed.). Rough Guides. p. 361. ISBN 9781858286358.