Compositions

The Stars Are Setting (2018) 11'00"

The Stars Are Setting is composed for mandolin orchestra, guitar quartet, voice and strings based on 4 quatrains by Hakim Omar Khayyam (1048 – 1131), a Persian poet, mathematician and astronomer. This composition was commissioned by the Seattle Mandolin Orchestra in conjunction with the Seattle-Isfahan Music Project.

It will be world premiered on June 3, 2018 at Trinity Parish Church, Seattle, WA
For more information about the project please visit: https://www.naeimrahmani.com/seattle-isfahan-guitar-project

A Cup of Sin (2017) 15'00"

A Cup of Sin is a composition written for chamber ensemble and soprano based on the poetry of Nobel Prize-nominated Iranian poet Simin Behbahani. It is commissioned by Tim Brady for Instruments of Happiness - The IRAN Project and will be world premiered in Spring 2018.

The creation of this composition was made possible by a generous grant form the Ontario Arts Council Project Grant.

Performances: Toronto (Mar. 22nd), Montréal (Mar. 27), Québec City (Mar. 29)

March 22nd co-presented by New Music Concerts at 7:15 at Music Gallery.

Stay tuned for more information about other performances!

The Seville Orange Tree (2016) 8'00"

The Seville Orange Tree is a composition written for flute and piano. It was co-commissioned by flutist, James Strauss and pianist, Andre von Frasunkiewicz, in 2017 for the Bicentenary of the Birth of Bahaullah, the founder of Baha'i Faith.

A Hundred Veils to Fall (2016) 8'00"

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.

Dust-Flower-Flame

Dust-Flower-Flame (2016) is a long documentary film about Tahirih Qurratul-Ayn by Shabnam Tolouei.
To watch the trailer please click here: Dust-Flower-Trailer

The documentary has been broadcast in: Pouya Cultural Center, Paris (May 2016), Le Nouvel Odéon, Paris (July 2016), Stanford University and University of Maryland, USA (August 2016), The Regent Street Cinema, London, UCLA, SVA Theatre New York (November 2016), Toronto, Canada (February 2017), Yale University, USA (February 2017).

Layegheh

"Layegheh" (2016) 62 minutes, is a poetic documentary based on the life of Layegheh Doorandish, the first woman TV anchor and producer in Abadan, Iran. Her life stories revisit the early days of TV in Iran, revolution and war, and rebuilding life in exile. It is directed by artist/filmmaker, Rashin Fahandej.

To watch the teaser please click here: Layegheh.

The documentary has been broadcast on: ManoTo TV (April 2016 ) and VOA (June 2016)

And the Lands Were Dreaming (2015) 13'00"

And the Lands Were Dreaming was commissioned by Anoush Tabai for tenor, b flat clarinet and piano to be performed at her 4th-year recital degree in Spring 2016. The poems are by M.R. Zaman and Sohrab Sepehri.

Audio information: Anoush Tabai (clarinet), Asal Iranmehr (piano) and Shayan Shaffie (tenor)

Its Around 130 (2015) 6'00"

Its Around 130 is a composition for marimba and fixed media. It is inspired by my baby boy's heart beat that I recorded on week 28th when I visited my doctor.
The tape part includes: my baby's heart beat, sound effects edited and processed on dumbak, recording of my husband's voice reading a passage about our baby's name, Elia, parts of my conversation with my doctor as well as other sound effects that represents sounds that a baby may hear when he is still inside his mom.

I would like to thank amazing and talented dumbak player, Bijan Rahmani, for recording sound effects on Dumbak for this composition.

When the Roses Laugh in Full-blown Beauty (2015) 5'00"

When the Roses Laugh in Full-blown Beauty is a six-minute duo written for harp and marimba. I also have arranged a version for violin, cello and piano.

Audio information: performed by Emily Granger (harp) and Chris Sies (Marimba) at 2016 fulcrumpoint Discoveries!