B i o g r a p h y
Iranian born, Persian Kamancheh, Qeychak Alto, singer , song writer and Choir leader Gelareh Pour, studied her BA at the Art University of Tehran's conservatorium and her Masters of Ethnomusicology at The University of Melbourne. She has completed her unique academic research on 'The Lives of Iranian Women Singers in Diaspora' at MCM in which she introduces the professional aspects of seven selected Iranian female singers' lives before and after migration.
Gelareh has performed in Iran, Tajikistan, through-out Europe and is now based in Melbourne, Australia. Since arriving in Australia she has collaborated with some of the countries most innovative experimental musicians.
Gelareh released her debut album 'Tanin-e Melbourne' in 2013 through Bleeemo Music to wide acclaim. An eclectic mixture of tones and melodies that focus on new connections found in Australia. Her second full length release, Feb 2015, features Mick Trembath on guitar in an intimate duo setting.
Her first and collaboration on a Doom Metal album Embittered in collaboration with Terry Vainoras is released July 2016.
Gelareh formed JIVIR in collaboration with Adam Simmons and Brian O'Dwyer, Feb 2015, and released their single track 'Red Silk'.
Her latest band GARDEN formed in June 2016. Gelareh in collaboration with Brian O'Dwyer and Mike Gallichio, is producing their debut album to be launched in July 2019 through their Australian national tour.
She is currently a contributing member to both Boite World Music.
Gelareh Pour's Garden
Kamancheh, Geychak, Voice , Piano,
Electric Guitar and Drum kit
Gelareh Pour & ZÖJ
Kamancheh, Voice and Drums
Gelareh Pour & Assembly
Kamancheh, Voice, Dohol, Didgeridoo, Chora, Synthesizer, Tabla, Electric Guitar, Bouzouki and Guzheng.
Gelareh Pour & Adam Simmons
Kamancheh, Gheychak, Voice, Shakuhachi, Contra Alto Clarinet, Bass Flute.