The Fourth Light Project

Global Music


The Fourth Light Project

Global Music


The Fourth Light Project

Global Music


MAR 10

7:30 pm

Starting at $29

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Starting at $87

Global Music Package

Includes: NIYAZ, Niño de Elche, Ricardo Ribeiro, Lula Pena and Kayhan Kalhor. Please contact the Schimmel Center Box Office to add this event to a Build-Your-Own package.

“An evolutionary force in contemporary Middle Eastern music.” -The Huffington Post


“Their journey across oceans can be heard in their music…this is an interesting blend of modern electronica with traditional folk songs and Sufi mysticism.” -NPR 


From The Fourth Light Album: Sabza Ba Naz (The Triumph of Love)


The Fourth Light Project, the newest program of the highly acclaimed Persian, Middle Eastern, and Indian electroacoustic super group  NIYAZ in collaboration with interactive designer and visual artist Jerome Delapierre present a new multi-media show unlike any other. This groundbreaking and immersive experience, combines live musical and sacred whirling dance performance with interactive technologies and advanced projection, body-mapping techniques that respond to sound and movement in real time. Through a seamless synthesis of sound, space, image and light, NIYAZ creates a new kind of digital scenography and live musical experience.


Niyaz, comprised of sublime vocalist and composer Azam Ali, and multi-instrumentalist and composer Loga Ramin Torkian, seamlessly blends ancient Sufi poetry and folk songs from the Middle East to India, with rich acoustic instrumentation and state-of-the-art modern electronics. Their latest album The Fourth Light is inspired by the first female Sufi mystic and poet Rabia Al Basri, born in the 8th century in Iraq. Through their work Niyaz aims to offer listeners a bridge between the East and the West – a sanctuary in the modern world of polarized ideologies. The group continues to tour internationally, with four best-selling albums that have garnered rave reviews from NPR, The BBC, Huffington Post and MTV and has been featured in several major film and television scores, including, True Blood, Nip Tuck and Crossing Over.





Curated by Isabel Soffer/Live Sounds

Photo Credit: Jarret Gibbons & Azam Ali; Jerome Delapierre

Box Office Information

Address: 3 Spruce Street, New York

Phone: 212-346-1715


Tuesday – Friday, Noon – 5pm & 3 hours prior to performance time through intermission

Schimmel Center Seating ChartClick here

Event Videos

Excerpts from NIYAZ: The Fourth Light Project

Mosaics Project: Niyaz - Courtesy of Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills, Ill

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