Loga Ramin Torkian

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Loga Ramin Torkian
Born Iran
Genres Trance, Electronica, World
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Guitarviol, Tar, Turkish Saz
Labels Six Degrees Records
Associated acts Axiom of Choice, Niyaz
Website myspace.com/logaramintorkian

Loga Ramin Torkian (Persian: لوگا) رامین ترکیان)‎‎) is a musician and the co-founder of the groups Axiom of Choice and Niyaz. Both groups incorporate Persian and Middle Eastern themes into their music.[1] Torkian composes music and plays several instruments, including the Iranian tar, the Turkish saz, and the guitarviol, an electric guitar-like instrument that uses a bow and is adapted from a 14th-century instrument.[2] Several of the lyrics in his songs draw on or include traditional Middle-Eastern prayers, songs or chants.[3] His music has also appeared in several films, such as The Chosen One (1995), America So Beautiful (2001), Plastic Flowers Never Die (2008), and Crossing Over (2009).

Personal life[edit]

He is married to singer Azam Ali and they have one son. He previously was married to Yatrikadevi Shah-Rais[4] and was co-owner of the retail store Koan Collection[5][6] in Los Angeles (which has since closed).



  • Mehraab (2011)
  • "Lamentation of Swans" by Azam Ali and Loga R. Torkian (2013)

Axiom of Choice[7]

  • Beyond Denial (1995)
  • Niya Yesh (2000)
  • Unfolding (2002)



  • The Chosen One (1995)
  • America So Beautiful (2001)
  • Plastic Flowers Never Die (2008)
  • Crossing Over (2009)


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