NIYAZ and The Fourth Light Project

The Current and The Cedar Present

NIYAZ and The Fourth Light Project

Mon, October 23, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Fitzgerald Theater

St. Paul, MN

$30 and $35

This event is all ages

This is a seated show.

Tickets are ​available​ through Fitzgerad Theater​ (click the "Buy Tickets" button above)​.


Based in Montreal, Niyaz has created a 21st century global trance tradition by blending medieval Sufi poetry and folk songs from their native Iran and surrounding Persian Gulf countries with rich acoustic instrumentation and state-of-the-art modern electronics. Founded in 2004, Niyaz is a collaboration between two composers, captivating vocalist Azam Ali and multi-instrumentalist Loga Ramin Torkian. Both artists have independently received multiple JUNO award nominations. As a team, they have released three critically acclaimed albums released on Six Degrees Records, all of which have debuted at #1 on iTunes and garnered features on NPR and PRI, creating a loyal fan base worldwide.

In March 2015, Niyaz broke new ground with their latest album The Fourth Light. Mixed by Grammy nominee producer/electronic musician Damian Taylor (Bjork, The Killers, Arcade Fire), the album unveiled nine compelling songs featuring exotic rhythms, outstanding acoustic performances and the bewitching melancholy of front woman Azam Ali's voice, all seamlessly blended together into a sleek production of richly textured arrangements, sweeping choruses, and electronic beats.

The Fourth Light Project evolved from this release into a cutting-edge immersive, multisensory experience. In collaboration with interactive designer and visual artist Jerome Delapierre, Niyaz have created a live music and sacred dance performance featuring interactive technologies and advanced projection and body-mapping techniques that respond to sound and movement in real time. The end result creates a new kind of digital scenography and live musical experience -a synthesis of sound, space, image and light that invites the audience inside the art to share in a unique performance experience.
Venue Information:
Fitzgerald Theater
10 E Exchange St.
St. Paul, MN, 55101


Ticket options and info

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are not always available at Depth of Field, Electric Fetus & The Cedar.

Check the top of this page under the “Buy Tickets” button for up-to-date ticket information.

  • Phone: 612-338-2674 ext 0 between 12 noon and 4pm M-F ($2 fee per ticket)
  • In person: Tickets can be purchased at The Cedar when we are open for shows. Check our calendar for show dates and door times  (no fee; cash, check, credit card). Our other ticket outlets are Depth of Field (no fee; cash or check only), and Electric Fetus (approximately $2 fee).
  • Online: (On Ticketfly, typically $2–$3 fee/ticket + $1 restoration fee) until 2 hours before door time on day of show
  • The Cedar is an all ages venue
  • Discounts: Students with ID, seniors over 65, and children under 12 may purchase tickets at a discount at the door (subject to ticket availability).
  • Access: The Cedar strives to make our facilities and programming available to as many community members as possible and will accommodate special requests to the best of our ability. To request special accommodations or seating at an upcoming Cedar show, please contact our box office at 612-338-2674 or