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
“Veiled” commissioned by Amanda Gookin: Forward Music Project
a taste of my chamber music writing
From these recordings, we built a soundscape of two different worlds like audio pen pals. Naomi Moser joined the collaboration to add a visual element. The footage includes scenes of Moser’s own mother in her youth, exploring answers from a different time and generation. More –> I CARE IF YOU LISTEN
I love writing for voice!
First Scene from “We the Innumerable” premiered at Stony Brook University
Arietta starts at 2:23, Aria starts at 3:56
A new arrest!
Constant media circulation of the violence in the streets!
And I shouted “Allahu Akbar” on our rooftop at 9 o clock every night with my sister. These were the circumstances in which I left my country for a different future in 2009. The events of the Green movement and the election that was stolen from me and my family and millions of other Iranians are still haunting us today as our country sinks deeper into a well of destruction. I had to write an opera to make sense of it, and so the first scene started.
Do you have more time?
Here is an excerpt from an orchestral piece I was working on
“Knell” (2018) excerpt
Knell is inspired by imagining the very definition of this word:
“the sound made by a bell rung slowly (as for a death, funeral, or a disaster)”
I aimed to depict a constant ringing bell that is re-contextualized with various evolving parallel lines that keep returning with a different orchestral color.
Writing For Dance
M و E ر T ت R م O | (Trio) collaboration with choreographer Marie Zvosec
Commissioned by Spark and Echo Arts
“Run Run” (2017)
“Lambda of Life’s Frequency” (2014) 9’30”
I prologue II Lambda III Epilogue
“Syria, a Fractal of WE” (2015) 6’20”
Performed by KOCHAM trio at Stony Brook University
Here is my piece in response to Trump Administration’s Muslim Ban:
short songs on Pablo Neruda’s poetry,
FP: Stony Brook University with Soprano Lisa Flanagan
“e, ee, ree, and I was free” 6’35”
“Logic Run Wild” (2015) 6’30”
FP: Calidore String Quartet at Stony Brook University, NY
“She Waltz” (2014) 7’35”
for Violin and Piano
“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
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