"Firebird is an original creation in which music traditional to Iran along with that of the French baroque viola meet with some of the mystical writings of Christianity and Sufi Islam... Here is where Monsieur de Saint Colombe and Marin Marais, masters of 17th century French baroque music, accompany the words of Rumi and St. Francis of Assisi. Here is also where the crystal clear sounds of the Persian santour (dulcimer), the incandescent soaring of song, and the knowledgeable percussions of Persian zarb and daf drums punctuate sublime texts. Texts from a diverse range of authors including St. Augustine, Mansur Hallaj, Kabir, Meister Eckhart, Emir Abdel Qader... A journey to the heart of ancient spiritual traditions, brought about by master musicians. Delivered in French and Persian, this is an intense and refined reverie. One where melodies, rhythms and poetry together construct a jewel box for an ancient night that is beyond memory. Beyond codes and dogmas. One where East and West meet."