The Golistan a dedicated portal that is a virtual museum for the performing arts of Iran, from 1880 through 1990. This online environment includes recordings of solo performances by twentieth-century virtuosos, radio plays and programs, regional (mahali) music, 78-rpm recordings, film, theatre, as well as printed materials and journals. All these assets are digitized, indexed, and searchable by key rubrics.
With the precision which you are able to bring to bear with the help of modern technology, and with your exposure of many different aspects of the relationship between music and poetry, the way will be opened up for the next generation, who, I hope, will devote more attention to this aspect of Persian culture than today’s generation presently does, and thus, approach this aspect of the culture of Iran with greater consideration.[Video]
By making our ‘audio culture’ [music] recognized throughout the world, you have done a special service for the people of Iran. And this is something that we ourselves have not done! And if any individuals have done it, they only did it personally for themselves. Anybody who wishes to acquaint themselves with Persian music can easily do so now by means of this work that you have accomplished. In fact, they can gain access to all the most intricate details and aspects of the music of Iran through your work.[Video]