A Hundred Veils to Fall is a piece for solo Baritone saxophone. It is commissioned by Caution Tape Sound Collective for the wonderful saxophone player, Chelsea Shanoff.
Visiting Grandpa is a multi-channel soundscape based on my memories of my grandfather. It was written when I learned that the Iranian revolutionary guard demolished the historic cemetery of Baha'is in Shiraz (Iran), where my grandfather's remain, as well as many other Baha'is', were buried.
I'd like to thank my husband, Kamran Fallah, for the translation of the original text into English; Nika Khanjani, for her powerful narration of the story; and Roya Sepehri, for creating a serene atmosphere by chanting prayers beautifully in Persian.
Beyond Borders is a solo violin composition in which, I portrait sides of my personality that had never been appeared in my works before.
Geyrani is written for solo violin. It is inspired by Keyhan Kalhor's improvisation on kamancheh.
Audio recording by: Sarah Chazin
Where and when: At The Music Gallery, 197 John Street, Toronto, Ontario from 10:00 am–1:00 pm
Nay Nava is written for solo alto flute. Nay Nava won the 2011 Timothy Munro (eighth blackbird’s flutist) Solo Flute Composition Competition*. It will be premiered on his concert, Unanswered Questions, in January 28th 2012 at 7:30 in Ganz Hall, Chicago, IL.
Excerpt I: Forrest Ransburg (c flute)
Excerpt II: Timothy Munro (alto flute)
* This composition contest is in conjunction with the CCPA composition program.
Written for solo piano based on Nima Yushij's poem, In His Boat.
Excerpt: Diana Botelho Vieira (piano)
Written for solo piano in the memory of a dear friend who died of cancer.