NILOU as a Composer

 Hi! Welcome to my website 🙂


Let’s start by listening to the following solo piano piece

“F I X E D HbeaRt” performed by Niloufar Nourbakhsh

If you would like to listen to the full piece, click HERE (second movement starts at 6:23), commissioned and performed by ERIKA DOHI


Now let’s take a look at this trio to get a taste of my chamber music writing:

Performed by KOCHAM trio at Stony Brook University


Firing Squad – Commissioned by I-Park Foundation



I love writing for voice!

Here is my piece in response to Trump Administration’s Muslim Ban:

Commissioned by Women Composers Festival of Hartford. Listen to the following interview I had with WNPR with regard to this piece HERE.




Do you have more time?


Here is an excerpt from an orchestral piece I am working on

“Knell” (2018) excerpt 


Writing For Dance

M و  E ر  T ت  R  م O  | ongoing collaboration with choreographer Marie Zvosec

Please start at 2:40 if you do not have time to watch the whole piece






Fixed Media

Commissioned by Spark and Echo Arts



“Knell” (2018)

“Run Run” (2017)

“Lambda of Life’s Frequency” (2014) 9’30”

I prologue II Lambda III Epilogue

Chamber Works

“Syria, a Fractal of WE” (2015) 6’20”


Syria, a fractal of WE – Score


“Thistle” “Serenade”

short songs on Pablo Neruda’s poetry,
FP: Stony Brook University with Soprano Lisa Flanagan 

“e, ee, ree, and I was free” 6’35”

e, ee, ree, and I was free – Score – Vocal Octet


“Logic Run Wild” (2015) 6’30”

FP: Calidore String Quartet at Stony Brook University, NY

Logic Run Wild – Score


“She Waltz” (2014) 7’35”

for Violin and Piano

FP: Spectrum, with violinist Lisa Casal-Galietta

“To The Lighthouse” (2014) 6′,

a tribute to Virginia Woolf

for Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, vln., piano and percussion

FP: New York’s National Opera Center, Rhymes with Opera Ensemble



 To The Lighthouse – Score

A Shared Solitary for Instruments (2013) 5′

For fl., vln., vc., piano and percussion Premiered at Atlantic Music Festival 2013

Cello Sonata (2012) 6′

For Piano and Violoncello, premiered at Goucher College

String Quartet No.1 (2011) 4′

Premiered at Goucher College



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