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Faculty of Music

 
 Saman  Samadi

Roles

Composer and Doctoral Researcher
President, Wolfson College Music Society
Director, Cambridge University Experimental Music Ensemble (CUEME)

Available for consultancy

 

Biography

Saman Samadi is a Persian-American composer, performer, musicologist, and current doctoral researcher at the University of Cambridge. For over a decade, his prolific repertoire of orchestral, chamber, solo, and electroacoustic music has been performed internationally — in the mid & far East, Europe, and on both coasts of the United States. His music was inspired early by those composers who are known under the rubric New Complexity; however, in 2010, he commenced to develop his unique compositional approach, one which entails a new pitch space, using microtones derived from traditional Persian music, multilayered & heterophonic textures, complex polyrhythms & polymeters; all traced within a detailed system of musical notation permitting replication. He received his degree in Mathematics from NODET, an Iranian educational institution for mathematical prodigies. He studied Philosophy and Critical Thinking at the University of Queensland, and Artistic Research at Orpheus Institute & Leuven University. He earned his BA in Music Performance & MA in Composition from the University of Tehran where he studied with Alireza Mashayekhi. From 2006 to 2009, Samadi was the director of the Concentus Orchestra, a mix of musicians from the Tehran Music Conservatory and the University of Tehran. He is a first-prize winner of the 2012 Counterpoint-Italy International Composition Competition and the 2009 Fajr International Music Festival. His work was selected for a premiere at the 2014 New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival. In 2013, he was offered a scholarship for doctoral studies in Composition at the State University of New York where he studied with Daria Semegen, to whom he was also an assistant at the Electronic Music Studio in Stony Brook. Samadi has been an active performer in New York City's Downtown Scene of experimental music and free improvisation for the past half-decade. In 2018, he invited various alumni from the Manhattan School of Music to form the Saman Samadi Quintet. He is also the leader of two NYC-based ensembles, Āpām Napāt Trio, and Aži Trio. In 2015, Samadi was awarded an Artist Diploma from the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). He is a former faculty member of the Music School of New York City, the Piano School of NYC, and the Editorial Officer of the Wolfson Research Event 2021. Samadi is the founder and director of the Cambridge University Experimental Music Ensemble. His current research, at the Faculty of Music, is under Prof. Richard Causton and Dr Peter McMurray. Samadi is a Grantham Scholar and the President of the Wolfson College Music Society at the University of Cambridge.

Research

Composition, Musicology, Music Theory, Ethnomusicology, Performance Practice of New Music, Philosophy, Linguistics

Publications

Key publications: 

 

Avec Boulez, Mallarmé, et Foucault — for ensemble

2022, CAMBRIDGE, UK | Duration: 45'

Instrumentation: flute, clarinet, 2 saxophones, strings, guitar, piano, 2 voices

PERFORMANCES

Cambridge University Experimental Music Ensemble (dir. Saman Samadi)

MAY 10, 2022, West Road Concert Hall, Faculty of Music, University of Cambridge.

MAY 14, 2022, Lee Hall, Wolfson College, University of Cambridge.

www.samansamadi.net/oeuvre/avec-boulez-mallarmé-et-foucault

 

 

Through a Veil — for wind quintet and fixed media

2021, CAMBRIDGE, UK | Duration: 9'

Instrumentation: flute, oboe, clarinet in Bb, horn in F, bassoon, and fixed media

PRESENTATION

Cambridge Music Faculty's Composers' Workshop, Birmingham Contemporary Music Group.

MAY 1, 2021, University of Cambridge.

RECORDING

Saman Samadi, Through a Veil, performed and recorded by Saman Samadi Collective (New York: N.Anton Dromia, 2021).

www.samansamadi.net/oeuvre/through-a-veil

 

 

Thus Spoke Earth — for violin and piano and fixed media

2021, CAMBRIDGE, UK | Duration: 25'

PRESENTATION

Cambridge Music Faculty's Composers' Workshop, Darragh Morgan and Mary Dullea.

MARCH 8, 2022, University of Cambridge,

RECORDING

Saman Samadi, Thus Spoke Earth, performed and recorded by Saman Samadi & Kristin Samadi (forthcoming).

www.samansamadi.net/oeuvre/thus-spoke-earth

 

 

Shattering in Seven Pieces for Dream and Wedding and Death — for string quartet

2022, CAMBRIDGE, UK | Duration: 14'

RECORDING

Saman Samadi, Shattering for string quartet, to be performed & recorded by Saman Samadi Collective (forthcoming).

www.samansamadi.net/oeuvre/shattering

 

 

Vāyuvēra — for piano trio

2021, CAMBRIDGE, UK | Duration: 18'

PRESENTATION

The 2021 British Forum for Ethnomusicology and Royal Musical Association Research Conference, Amatis Piano Trio.

JANUARY 14, 2021. University of Cambridge

RECORDING

Saman Samadi, Vāyuvēra, performed and recorded by Dan Phillips, Nicky Swett, and Kristin Samadi (forthcoming).

www.samansamadi.net/oeuvre/vāyuvēra

 

 

Aša — for flute

2020 - 2021, NEW YORK, NY, USA - CAMBRIDGE, UK | Duration: 8'

www.samansamadi.net/oeuvre/aša

RECORDING

Saman Samadi, Asha, performed and recorded by Mehrdad Gholami, in Pieces for the Flute (Tehran: Mahoor, 2021).

www.mahoor.com/en/cd/20052-pieces-for-the-flute

VIDEO (Scrolling Score)

Saman Samadi, Asha, recorded by Mehrdad Gholami, Recording Session, Dallas, Texas, September 28th, 2020.

youtu.be/FLvelqYuOho

 

 

The Gāthās for Piano — an ongoing series of compositions for piano

2018 - 2020, NEW YORK, NY, USA | Total duration hitherto: 20'

Ahunavaiti Gāthā, stanza I (2018)

Ahunavaiti Gāthā, stanza II (2018)

Ahunavaiti Gāthā, stanza III (2019)

www.samansamadi.net/oeuvre/the-gāthās-for-piano

PERFORMANCES

Ahunavaiti Gāthā, stanza III, Jonathan Powell, pianist.

DECEMBER 8, 2020. Meetings of New Music, Janáček Academy (JAMU), BRNO, THE CZECH REPUBLIC.

MARCH 5, 2020. Queen’s University, BELFAST, IRLAND.

NOVEMBER 15, 2019. The Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (HAMU), PRAGUE, THE CZECH REPUBLIC.

OCTOBER 26, 2019. NeoArte Festival, GDANSK, POLAND.

Ahunavaiti Gāthā, stanzas I & II, Jared Redmond, pianist.

JUNE 3, 2019. Hanyang University, SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA.

FEBRUARY 15, 2019. The San Francisco Center for New Music, SAN FRANCISCO, USA.

RECORDING

Saman Samadi, Ahunavaiti Gāthā, stanza III, performed and recorded by Jonathan Powell (Prague: HAMU, 2019).

youtu.be/6h7BTirxW1w

Saman Samadi, Ahunavaiti Gāthā, stanzas I & II, performed and recorded by Jared Redmond (Seoul: Hangyang, 2019). soundcloud.com/samansamadi/ahunavaiti-gatha-i-ii

 

 

Ānam Ārezust — for ensemble

2020, CAMBRIDGE, UK | Duration: 5'20"

Instrumentation: fl, ob, cl, bsn/horn, tpt, trbn/timp, tom-t/harp/vln, vla, vc, db

www.samansamadi.net/oeuvre/ānam-ārezust

 

 

Mira — for violin and electronics

2019, NEW YORK, NY, USA | Duration: 12'33"

PERFORMANCE

By its dedicatee Miranda Cuckson (forthcoming).

www.samansamadi.net/oeuvre/ānam-ārezust

 

 

Aži Trio — saxophone, piano, and buchla

2019 - PRESENT, NEW YORK, NY, USA | SAMAN SAMADI, founder & leader

Saman Samadi, pianist; Sarah Manning, saxophonist; and Hans Tammen, buchla-player.

www.samansamadi.net/aži-trio

PERFORMANCE

Aži Trio at NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

Saman Samadi, founder, leader, & pianist; Sarah Manning, saxophonist; Hans Tammen, buchla player and curator.

DECEMBER 6, 2019, Waverly Building, NYU, NEW YORK, NY, USA.

MUSIC-VIDEOS

Aži Trio: Deceptive Assembly, Saman Samadi, leader & video artist (New York, 2020)

youtu.be/xfhwekStD0A

Aži Trio, Saman Samadi, leader & video artist (New York, 2019)

youtu.be/UFJ--e01y34

 

 

The Saman Samadi Quintet — voice, percussion, trumpet, double bass, piano & electronics

2018 - 2019, NEW YORK, NY, USA | SAMAN SAMADI, founder & leader

Amber Evans, soprano, Caitlin Cawley, percussionist, Martin Movagh, trumpet player, Sam Zagnit, double bassist, and Saman Samadi, pianist and sound artist.

PERFORMANCES

The Saman Samadi Quintet and Jorge Nuno at Bushwick Improvised Music Series

JANUARY 7, 2019, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, USA.

The Saman Samadi Quintet

JANUARY 3, 2019, Areté Venue, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, USA.

NOVEMBER 17, 2018, St John's in The Village, MANHATTAN, NEW YORK, USA.

OCTOBER 23, 2018, National Sawdust, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, USA.

MUSIC-VIDEOS

Saman Samadi Quintet: Walking with the Wind, Saman Samadi, leader & video artist (New York, 2018)

youtu.be/QqflgB8XKFE

Saman Samadi Quintet in the Village, NYC, Saman Samadi, leader & video artist (New York, 2018)

youtu.be/DeGUVIA5Vwg

Saman Samadi Quintet at Areté, Saman Samadi, leader & video artist (New York, 2018)

youtu.be/9dwJ_Hi-ncM

Saman Samadi Quintet | NYC, Saman Samadi, leader & video artist (New York, 2018)

youtu.be/cMS2fsooIHI

RECORDINGS

Walking With the Wind (Manhattan School of Music, 2018)

Scream, In Silence (Live, 2018)

Under the Oeacen (Live, 2018)

Dancing With Miles (Live, 2018)

Melancholia (Live, 2018)

Grotte De Cristal (Live, 2018)

A Wolf Lying In Wait (Live, 2018)

Suffocation (Live, 2018)

Dream (Live, 2018)

www.samansamadi.net/quintet

VIDEO

Saman Samadi Quintet and Jorge Nuno at the Bushwick Series (New York, 2019).

youtu.be/aChNj43-us0

 

 

Nostalgia — five multimedia compositions, incorporating electroacoustic music & video art

2015 - 2018, NEW YORK, NY, USA | Total duration: 44'

Ghorbat (SEPTEMBER 20, 2016)

youtu.be/cvlmQrgfkFc

Berceuses (OCTOBER 7, 2016)

youtu.be/3_v41gsWa6E

Vāyu (NOVEMBER 1, 2016)

youtu.be/Q6h9Rt4U_64

Retroception (OCTOBER 18, 2016)

youtu.be/9jf3iWJCbn0

Hura (JULY 28, 2015)

youtu.be/3Nfyznhbfeg

PRESENTATIONS

Ghorbat, Medium Fest Electroacoustic.

MAY 5, 2020, Rasht Multimedia Festival, RASHT, IRAN.

Ghorbat, Tehran International Electroacoustic Music Festival, curated by Yarava Music Group.

JUNE 8, 2018, Da Theatre House, TEHRAN, IRAN.

Ghorbat, An den Kleinen Radioapparat, curated by Peter Geisselbrecht.

SEPTEMBER 30, 2016, The Firehouse Space, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, USA.

Nostalgia: multimedia works. Lecture-Concert. Lethal #7—Last Saturdays Salon, curated by Concrete Timbre.

NOVEMBER 19, 2016, The Drawing Room, NEW YORK, NY, USA.

Hura: for multimedia. Performing Arts Event. Supermoon Eclipse, curated by Samadhi Arts.

AUGUST 27, 2015, Sky Gallery, NEW YORK, NY, USA.

RECORDING

Saman Samadi, Nostalgia (New York: Samadis' Records, 2018).

www.samansamadi.net/oeuvre/nostalgia

 

 

Chamrosh — a collection of four works for saxophone

2015 - 2018, NEW YORK, NY, USA | Total duration: 47'

Chamrosh, ​​for tenor saxophone (2016)

soundcloud.com/samansamadi/chamrosh

I-V-complex No.1, for alto saxophone and piano (2015)

youtu.be/QjHg72_Bq7Q

I-V-complex No.2, for saxophone quartet (2015)

soundcloud.com/samansamadi/i-v-complex-no2

Before Your Very Eyes, for saxophone and piano (2015)

youtu.be/AOE-S4EC9uo

PRESENTATION/PERFORMANCE

Chamrosh: works for saxophone. Lecture-Performance. Anthony Izzo, saxophonist, and Saman Samadi, pianist.

JULY 29, 2015, ShapeShifter Lab, BROOKLYN, NY, USA.

RECORDING

Saman Samadi, Chamrosh, Performed by Saman Samadi and Anthony Izzo (New York: Samadis' Records, 2018).

www.samansamadi.net/oeuvre/chamrosh

 

 

Impromptus — a collection of six multimedia works (piano, electronics, and video-art)

2017, NEW YORK, NY, USA | Total Duration: c. 6'

www.samansamadi.net/oeuvre/impromptus

 

 

Shekasteh Mouyeh — a collection of nine multimedia compositions

2015 - 2016, NEW YORK, NY, USA | Total duration: 62'

Frenzied (2015)

Shattered Mourning (2015)

Injustice (2015)

Desolation (2015)

Ramkali (2015)

Zenith (2015)

Dissident (2015)

Dashtestani (2015)

Satori (2015)

PERFORMANCE

Shekasteh Mouyeh, Multimedia Performance. Saman Samadi, pianist, vocalist, video & electronic sounds artist.

MAY 23, 2015, Spectrum, NEW YORK, NY, USA.

youtu.be/gDDv9TOYwHQ

MUSIC-VIDEO

Composer, video designer & editor: Saman Samadi; videographers: Arian Vaziridaftari, Saman Samadi.

Filmed on location in Tehran and Shiraz, Iran (New York, 2015)

youtu.be/skrmbQ0smeM

RECORDING

Saman Samadi, Shekasteh Mouyeh (New York: Samadis' Records, 2016).

www.samansamadi.net/oeuvre/shekasteh-mouyeh

 

 

Tears' Scratch — for two violins

2012 - 2018, TEHRAN, IRAN - NEW YORK, NY, USA | Duration: 8'20"

VIDEO (Scrolling Score)

Saman Samadi, Tears' Scratch, performed by Miranda Cuckson & Austin Wulliman (Score Follower, 2016).

youtu.be/t3hbvTU7UUQ

RECORDING

Saman Samadi, Tears' Scratch, performed by Miranda Cuckson & Austin Wulliman (New York: Samadis' Records, 2018).

www.samansamadi.net/oeuvre/tears-scratch

 

 

Paj — for flute and piano

2011 - 2017, TEHRAN, IRAN - NEW YORK, NY, USA | Duration: 14'

PERFORMANCE

1st Prize, Counterpoint-Italy International Composition Competition, Linda Wetherill, flutist, and Kristin Barone Samadi, pianist.

DECEMBER 16, 2012, RCC RUTHERFORD, NJ, USA.

DECEMBER 2, 2012, Culturefix, NEW YORK, NY, USA.

Kouchyar Shahroudi, flutist, and Domitille Bès, pianist, L’ ensemble ECHO.

JUNE 29, 2012, Museum of modern art André Malraux (MuMa), LE HAVRE, FRANCE.

RECORDING

Saman Samadi, Paj, performed by Linda Wetherill and Kristin Barone Samadi (New York: Samadis' Records, 2018).

www.samansamadi.net/oeuvre/paj

 

 

Scheherazade — for saxophone quartet

2017, NEW YORK, NY, USA | Duration: 6'30"

PERFORMANCE

Scheherazade: saxophone quartet No.2. Concert. LX Saxophone Quartet.

JUNE 22, 2017, Lincoln Center, NEW YORK, NY, USA.

youtu.be/wLNSuITUvf8

RECORDING

Saman Samadi, Scheherazade, performed by LX Saxophone Quartet (New York: Samadis' Records, 2017).

www.samansamadi.net/oeuvre/scheherazade

 

 

Apām Napāt Trio — clarinet/saxophone, buchla, piano & voice

2016 - PRESENT, NEW YORK, NY, USA | SAMAN SAMADI, founder & leader

Blaise Silwula, clarinist/saxophonist, Hans Tammen, buchla, and Saman Samadi, pianist and vocalist.

PERFORMANCES

Apām Napāt Trio, LaGCC_CUNY Faculty Concert

MARCH 28, 2019, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, City University of New York, NY, USA.

Apām Napāt Trio at Scholes

JULY 7, 2018, Scholes Street Studio, Brooklyn, NEW YORK, USA.

Apām Napāt Trio, COMA

FEBRUARY 21, 2016, ABC No-Rio, Manhattan, NEW YORK, USA.

Apām Napāt Trio, with Jorge Nuno

JANUARY 28, 2016, The Firehouse Space, Brooklyn, NEW YORK, USA.

VIDEOS

Apām Napāt Trio at Scoles Studio (New York, 2018)

youtu.be/SoG8_ETwe1M

Apām Napāt Trio: Homayun (New York, 2018)

youtu.be/brlAVj5rzcw

Apām Napāt Trio: Chahargah (New York, 2018)

youtu.be/rX7sYSyeA-A

Apām Napāt Trio at the Firehouse Space no.1 (New York, 2018)

youtu.be/6C76winTCv4

Apām Napāt Trio at the Firehouse Space no.2 (New York, 2018)

youtu.be/58KSiX6RNDM

Apām Napāt Trio, with Jorge Nuno (New York, 2016)

youtu.be/0AYDP6VirPc

RECORDINGS

Saman Samadi, Apām Napāt Trio, Āpām Napāt: 16 pieces [live] (New York: Samadis' Records, 2016).

Āp (Live, 2016)

Asha (Live, 2016)

Deava (Live, 2016)

Yima (Live, 2016)

Ariyāramna (Live, 2016)

Vivanhant (Live, 2016)

Haoma (Live, 2016)

Verethragna (Live, 2016)

Yasna (Live, 2016)

Apām Napāt (Live, 2016)

Anahita (Live, 2016)

Hauruuatāt (Live, 2016)

Ahura (Live, 2016)

Manu (Live, 2016)

Zahhak (Live, 2016)

Mithra (Live, 2016)

www.samansamadi.net/apām-napāt-trio

 

 

Bazzad — for violin and symphony orchestra

2012 - 2014, TEHRAN, IRAN - NEW YORK, USA | Duration: 12'

Instrumentation: 3.3.3.3 - 4.2.2.1 - 3perc: (1) tom-t (BTAS)/ tam-t(lg)/ BD/ (2) t-bells/ susp-cym(md&lg)/ crash-cym(lg)/ marimb/ vib/ gong(lg)/ (3) timp/ woodb(hrd&lg) - strings > 14.12.10.8.6.

PRESENTATION

Bazzad, Reading Session. Soloist, Jaram Kim; Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra, dir. Timothy Long.

MAY 6, 2014, Staller Center, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY, USA.

www.samansamadi.net/oeuvre/bazzad

 

 

U-Turn — a collection of five multimedia compositions

2010 - 2015, TEHRAN, IRAN - NEW YORK, NY, USA | Total duration: 50'12"

Safhe-ye Nakhl (Eng. Palm Plate), for dozaleh and electronic sounds (2014)

Amiri, electroacoustic (2012)

Qatār-e Arvāh, electroacoustic (2010)

Magnapinna in the Abdomen of a Newborn, for electronic sounds and video-art (2012)

U-Turn, an algorithmic piece for electronic sounds and video-art (2011)

PRESENTATIONS

Magnapinna in the Abdomen of a Newborn.

JUNE 2, 2014, New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF), Abrons Arts Center, New York, NY, USA.

APRIL 11, 2014, Sonic Spring, Staller Center, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY, USA.

Amiri, An Electroacoustic Music Event.

JANUARY 14, 2014, Harvestworks, New York, NY, USA.

Qatār-e Arvāh, An Electroacoustic Music Event.

DECEMBER 04, 2012, LeFrak Hall, Queens College, City University of New York, USA.

U-Turn, An Electroacoustic Music Event.

JUNE 16, 2011, College of Fine Arts, University of Tehran, IRAN.

Qatār-e Arvāh, An Electroacoustic Music Event.

JUNE 15, 2010, College of Fine Arts, University of Tehran, IRAN.

MUSIC-VIDEOS

Magnapinna in the Abdomen of a Newborn, Composer and video artist: Saman Samadi (Tehran, 2012).

youtu.be/2SplKAXQEtc

U-Turn, Composer, violinist, and video artist: Saman Samadi (Tehran, 2011).

youtu.be/_FJT_3Z8V8o

RECORDING

Saman Samadi, U-Turn (New York: Samadis' Records, 2015).

www.samansamadi.net/oeuvre/u-turn

 

 

Microtonal Piano Solos — a collection of nine microtonal piano pieces

2015, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, USA | Total duration: 55'

Oracle (2015)

Solitude (2015)

Sisyphus (2015)

Annica (2015)

Perception (2015)

Madman (2015)

Satire (2015)

Existence (2015)

Deprivation (2015)

Magnetic (2015)

Subjectivity (2015)

RECORDING

Saman Samadi, Microtonal Piano Solos, Performed by Saman Samadi (New York: Samadis' Records, 2015).

www.samansamadi.net/oeuvre/microtonal-piano-solos

 

 

Persia 1909, Iran 1971 — for four improvising performers

2014 - 2018, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, USA | Duration: 10'

Instrumentalists: a pianist, two percussionists, and a performer of any melodic instrument (oboe is suggested)

www.samansamadi.net/oeuvre/persia-1909

PRESENTATION

Persia 1909, New Music Performance Practice Workshop

with Laura Smith, oboist, Erika Dohi, pianist, Mark Utley and Elizabeth Dorman, percussionists.

APRIL 22, 2014, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY, USA.

MUSIC-VIDEO

Iran 1971, Composer and video editor: Saman Samadi (New York, 2018).

youtu.be/85WBNpk9qUk

 

 

Teryan — for violin and piano

2014, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, USA | Duration: 8'

RECORDING

Saman Samadi, Teryan, Performed by Saman Samadi and Kristin Samadi (New York, 2014).

www.samansamadi.net/oeuvre/teryan

 

 

Fog & Fugue — for guitar

2007 - 2013, TEHRAN, IRAN - RUTHERFORD, NJ, USA | Duration: 7'

PERFORMANCE

Dan Keene, Guitar Recital at RCC.

NOVEMBER 8, 2013, RUTHERFORD, NJ, USA.

Mansoor Habibdoost, Guitar Recital at Avini Hall.

MAY 19, 2008, University of Tehran, IRAN.

RECORDING

Saman Samadi, Fog & Fugue, Performed by Dan Keene (Rutherford, 2013).

www.samansamadi.net/oeuvre/teryan

 

 

Panj — for orchestra

2013, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, USA | Duration: 5"

www.samansamadi.net/oeuvre/panj

 

 

Sound and Fury — for chamber orchestra

2013, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, USA | Duration: 14'

Instrumentation: 1.1.1.1/1.1.1.1/perc./harp/piano/strings

PERFORMANCE

Sound and Fury: an arrangement for piano and loudspeakers. Kristin Samadi, pianist.

NOVEMBER 21, 2013, Staller Center, State University of New York, Stony Brook, NY, USA.

www.samansamadi.net/oeuvre/sound-and-fury

 

 

Symphony in Three Movements — for large orchestra

2009, TEHRAN, IRAN | Duration: 20'

PRESENTATION

Unfolding Samadi's Symphony in Three Movements, Seminar, University of Tehran.

SEPTEMBER 22, 2009, TEHRAN, IRAN.

 

 

Apadana's Amphora — for piano

2008 - 2009, TEHRAN, IRAN | Duration: 7'

PERFORMANCE

Piano Recital, Kiana Shafiei, Art University of Tehran.

April 22, 2009, TEHRAN, IRAN.

 

 

Camisado — for chamber ensemble

2007, TEHRAN, IRAN | Duration: 9'

PERFORMANCE

Concentus Orchestra, conductor: Saman Samadi.

April 29, 2007, Roudaki Hall, TEHRAN, IRAN.

 

 

Sheyda — for string orchestra

2006, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, USA | Duration: 3'32"

PERFORMANCE

Sheyda: for string orchestra. Concentus Orchestra, conductor: Saman Samadi.

APRIL 29, 2007, Roudaki Hall, TEHRAN, IRAN.

Sheyda: for violin and piano. Saman Samadi, violinist; Behnam Mousavi, pianist.

NOVEMBER 18, 2006, Avini Hall, University of Tehran, IRAN.

www.samansamadi.net/oeuvre/sheydā

 

 

RESEARCH EXPOSITIONS & PRESENTATIONS

A Comparative Study on Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Klavierstück X, Perspective of New Music (forthcoming).

Complexity in Musical Works of Stockhausen and Samadi, Wolfson College Music Society, Musical Encounters, University of Cambridge, November 17, 2021.

Brian Ferneyhough: Aspects of Notation and Composition (Persian), Baru Magazine Vol. 6, Shamlou Org. July 2021.
baru.wiki/saman.samadi/notnevisi-va-aahangsaazi

Asha: The Rebirth of Tragedy (Persian), Baru Magazine Vol. 5, Shamlou Org. June 2021.
baru.wiki/saman.samadi/ashaa

Post-Pars Modal Music (Persian), Baru Magazine Vol. 4, Shamlou Org. April 2021.
baru.wiki/saman.samadi/musighi-ye-maghaami

A Smooth and Rhizomatic Pitch-Space (Persian), Baru Magazine Vol. 3, Shamlou Org. March 2021.
baru.wiki/saman.samadi/yek-navakfaza-ye-risomatic

Glocality of Difference (Persian), Baru Magazine Vol. 2, Shamlou Org. February 2021.
baru.wiki/saman.samadi/pasaa-paarsiyat

Vāyuvēra: a composition for violin, cello, and piano, The 2021 British Forum for Ethnomusicology and Royal Musical Association Research Conference, With Amatis Piano Trio, University of Cambridge, January 14, 2021.

An Analytical Study on Pierre Boulez’s Le Marteau sans maitre, Research Paper, Research Catalogue, 2020.
www.researchcatalogue.net/view/718708/718709

An Introduction to Post-Pars Modal Music: A New Approach to Microtonality, Online Conference, “Performing, Engaging, Knowing”, organized by Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, the ICTM Study Group on Applied Ethnomusicology, the Department of Composition, Electroacoustics, and Tonmeister Education of the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, and the Swiss Society for Ethnomusicology, August 26-29, 2020.
Link to Program

Nostalgia, Artistic Research Exposition, Research Catalogue, 2019.
www.researchcatalogue.net/view/753343/753344

Music of Saman Samadi, Guest Lecturer, Doctoral Seminar, Manhattan School of Music, New York, November 18, 2016.

Unfolding Samadi's Symphony in Three Movements, Seminar, University of Tehran, September 22, 2009.

 

 

ACADEMIC RESEARCH COVERAGE

Boroumand Yazdi, Reihaneh, “Le mandala, entre mystique persane et modernité: répéter un monde éternel ou créer des mondes possibles?” [The mandala, between Persian mysticism and modernity: repeating an eternal world or creating possible worlds?], Déméter. Théories & pratiques artistiques contemporaines, Université de Lille, #7, 2022. demeter.univ-lille.fr

Broumand, Reyhan, “Le choc de la déviation de la tradition dans la musique électroacoustique iranienne: Saman Samadi’s Satori.” Seminar. Semaine Internationale de la Musique Électroacoustique, LILLIAD de l’Université de Lille - Sciences et Technologies, Lille, April 24, 2019.

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