Léonore Boulanger and Maam-Li Merati met each other in Paris in 2011 at a concert of Azerbaijani master-musician Alim Qasimov and his daughter Ferghana Qasimova. Maam-Li Merati is an Iranian musician that was born in Kermanshah, near the Iraqi border. In addition to having a doctorate in Musicology, he has worked with artists such as Iranian singer Shahram Nazeri and French novelist Luis Bunuels screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière (for a project devoted to 13th century Persian poet and Sufi mystic Rumi). Shortly after their meeting, Maam-Li Merati started to teach the art of Persian classical music to Léonore Boulanger, a young French musician that released three albums on the multi-faceted label Le Saule. During the spring of 2015, they recorded some first lyrical odes, some dastgāhs for two voices, and traditional string instruments that would later become the Dastgah-e Nava", "Dastgah-e Shur" "Avaz-e Abu Ata", and "Avaz-e Bayat-e Tork" portions of La Maison dAmour. Later, Matthieu Ferrandez, church organist and researcher in electronic music, joined the "Dastgah-e Mahur", "Avaz-e Bayat-e Esfahan", and "Dastgah-e Homayun" pieces, weaving a cosmic lace with the sighs of harmonium and acoustic organs" - Okraina.