Vampire Weekend followers know him as the band’s keyboardist, guitarist, and backup vocalist. But as a solo artist, Rostam (Batmangli) is a songwriter and producer with an affinity for gorgeously inventive tracks. He released his debut album Half-Light in September 2017 to much acclaim—a tour de force of chamber music with a multitracked choir and layered hand drums alongside orchestral strings. Blending the rippling sounds of Middle Eastern percussion and strings, he pays homage to his Iranian heritage—NPR described it as “one of the year’s most arresting albums … Rostam’s songs are more like collages about ideas and feelings than linear or story-driven narratives.”
Joy Again will be opening the night.
Co-presented with The Bowery Presents: Boston.
To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975; to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.
Entry or re-entry after the event starts is not guaranteed and will be at the discretion of the House Manager.