HAPPY YALDA! Check out the Yalda Electroacoustic Music Marathon Vol.1 on the YouTube channel of Spectro Centre for New Music (spectrocentre.com/) to listen to my electroacoustic work, Seven, among seventeen compositions written by Iranian composers!
I am very excited that my electroacoustic work, Seven, will be featured at Yalda Electroacoustic Music Marathon Vol.1 on the YouTube channel of Spectro Centre for New Music on December 21, 2020, starting at 10:02 UCT time, and available for replay for the span of 24 hours! Stay tuned, y’all!
"We are pleased to announce the online Yalda Electroacoustic Music Marathon Vol.1!
In this special event, seventeen compositions written by Iranian composers were selected for the online presentation. You will hear the music of Siavash Jafari, Arshia Samsaminia, Peyman Salehyan, Ali Baliqi, Niloufar Iravani, Anahita Abbasi, Sepehr Karbassian, Aida Shirazi, Arshan Najafi, Mohammad Sahebzamani/Danial Derakhshan, Niloufar Nourbakhsh, Kimia Koochakzadeh-Yazdi, Parsa Shomali, Arsalan Abedian, Sohrab Motabar, Idin Samimi Mofakham, and Martyna Kosecka.
Yalda Electroacoustic Music Marathon Vol.1 will be presented through YouTube on 21 December 2020, starting at 10:02 UCT time, and available for replay for the span of 24 hours, which enables you to access it during the whole duration of Yalda Night among different time zones.
This event's link will be presented shortly on social media channels by Spectro Centre for New Music!"
An exceptionally beautiful and masterful performance of my work for solo trumpet Transformation by the virtuoso trumpet player Dr. Matthew Swihart, Professor at Nicholls State University. It is truly my honor to have the opportunity to collaborate with such an outstanding musician! I cannot wait for future projects and collaborations.
Transformation, for Solo Trumpet, was commissioned by Hollyn Slykhuis at Louisiana State University. It presents a variety of motives in three sections of Passionate, Dramatic, and Lyrical. The first two sections highlight center tones of D, G, and Ab and the octatonic collection. The octatonic collection features various transposition properties and is intentionally used to illustrate transformation as a psychological concept. In psychology, transformation refers to a major change in an individual's thoughts or behavior patterns. The third section is inspired by the Transformation section in the third movement of the composer’s orchestral work Phoenix which reflects the rebirth of the legendary bird Phoenix after it burns itself to come to a new life. The work was premiered by the virtuoso trumpet player Dr. Matthew Swihart, Professor at Nicholls State University, in Thibodaux, LA.