Flocks

Flocks develops two key aspects of Iranian music within the context of a Western music ensemble made up of flute (piccolo), clarinet, horn, trombone, string quintet and two percussionists. Key features of […]

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Manic

Manic is a two-movement string quartet performed by the award-winning Carpe Diem String Quartet. It juxtaposes moments of extreme tension and aggression with sudden instances of calm and stillness. The second […]

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Set Your Life On Fire

My piece for Orchestra – Set Your Life On Fire – was performed by the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall in Pittsburgh on 2nd March 2016. Set Your Life […]

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Protect Me From What I Want

Protect Me From What I Want, for bass clarinet, cello and tape, was commissioned by the London Sinfonietta in 2015 as part of their Spectrum of Sound series exploring the […]

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Stay Close

Contemporary classical music as a means of cultural exchange between the UK and Iran

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Zang-e Rangi

I was commissioned by Reading Borough Council to produce a new work for organ and string ensemble to mark the 150th anniversary of the Father Willis organ. Zang-e Rangi, was […]

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Truisms (enjoy yourself because you...

This piece takes its title from a series of one-line aphorisms, created by American conceptual artist Jenny Holzer, and posted around Manhattan between 1977 and 1979 in the form of […]

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Only Sound Remains

Only Sound Remains is a five movement piece drawing on Iranian and Western music styles and written as part of Stay Close, a 10-month project exploring contemporary music as a […]

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Tecton

Tecton was written for the Rhapsody music project 2013/14 producing an album of music to be enjoyed by the patients of Chelsea and Westminster Hospital. Each piece of music accompanies […]

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Things Come Together

Music: Soosan Lolavar Film: Michaël Boucherie and Soosan Lolavar This piece draws its title from ‘Things Fall Apart’ (1958), the seminal work by Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe, who died while […]

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Black Dog

Black Dog was written for award-winning pianist Ben Socrates and won first prize in the 2012 John Halford competition for piano and composition judged by renowned virtuoso pianist Ian Pace. The piece is based […]

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Aqua Triumphalis

Aqua Triumphalis is the music for the Royal River: Power, Pageantry and the Thames exhibition at the National Maritime Museum. The exhibit ran from 27 April to 9 September 2012 and coincided […]

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God Is Our Hope

God Is Our Hope was performed at the Old Royal Naval Chapel, Greenwich in 2005 as part of a concert celebrating the 500th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Tallis. Written […]

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