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Artwork: Edward Collier (1662); Vanitas Still Life.
Artwork: Caravaggio (1601); Cupid as Victor (detail).
This composition is in progress.
Instrumentation: violin, cello, piano
Duration: c. 17'
Date: 2020-2021Location: Cambridge, UK
Artwork: Guercino (1619-1620); Head of an old Man.
Instrumentation: fl, ob, cl, bsn/horn, tpt, trbn/timp, tom-t/harp/vln, vla, vc, db
Duration: c. 5' 20"
Date: 30 December 2020Location: Cambridge, UK
Artwork: Jusepe Ribera (1600-1652); Philosopher with Mirror.

for flute
Duration: c. 5'
Date: 11 June 2020Location: Queens, New York, USA
Artwork: Rapahel (1509-1511); The School of Athens (detail).
Total duration hitherto: 20'
Date: 2018-2019Location: New York, New York, USA

Ahunavaiti Gāthā, stanza I (2018) Ahunavaiti Gāthā, stanza II (2018)Ahunavaiti Gāthā, stanza III (2019)
Artwork: Gerrit Dou (1650-1655); Astronomer (detail).

for violin and electronics
Duration: 12' 33"
Date: 19 June 2019Location: New York, New York, USA
Artwork: Guercino (1647-1648); The Persian Sibyl.
A collection of five multimedia compositions, incorporating electroacoustic music and video art.
Total duration: 44'
Date: 2015-2016 — 7 December 2018Location: New York, New York, USA

  1. Ghorbat (2016)
  2. Berceuses (2016)
  3. Vāyu (2016)
  4. Retroception (2016)
  5. Hura (2015)
Artwork: Artemisia Gentileschi (1616-1618); Mary Magdalene (detail).
A collection of five solo and chamber works for saxophone.
Total duration: 47'
Date: 2015-2017 — 7 December 2018Location: New York, New York, USA

  1. Chamrosh, for tenor saxophone (2016)
  2. IVcomplex No.1, for alto saxophone and piano (2015)
  3. IVcomplex No.2, saxophone quartet no.1 (2015)
  4. Before Your Very Eyes, for saxophone and piano (2015)
  5. Scheherazade, saxophone quartet no.2 (2017)
Artwork: Jusepe de Ribera (c. 1628-1632); Penitent Saint Peter (detail).
A collection of nice multimedia compositions, incorporating electroacoustic music, video art, and live improvisation.
Total duration: 62'
Date: May 2015 — 7 December 2018Location: Brooklyn, New York, USA

  1. Frenzied (2015)
  2. Shattered Mourning (2015)
  3. Injustice (2015)
  4. Desolation (2015)
  5. Ramkali (2015)
  6. Zenith (2015)
  7. Dissident (2015)
  8. Dashtestani (2015)
  9. Satori (2015)
Artwork: Caravaggio (c. 1606); Death of the Virgin (detail).

for two violins
Tears' Scratch, written in Tehran, in 2012, was rendered and recorded by Miranda Cuckson and Austin Wulliman, that was produced by Kristin Samadi, in New York, in October 2016.
Duration: c. 8' 20"

Date: 15 August 2012 — 20 March 2018Location: Tehran, Iran — New York, NY, USA.
Artwork: Caravaggio (1599-1600); The Calling of Saint Matthew (detail).
Paj won first prize for the Counterpoint-Italy International Composition Competition, in 2012, and was given a New York premiere by flutist Linda Wetherill, and pianist Kristin Barone, in December of that same year.
Instrumentation: flute and piano
Duration: c. 14'

Date: 2 September 2011 — 24 July 2017Location: Tehran, Iran — New York, NY, USA.
Artwork: John William Godward (1898); A Persian Princess (detail).

saxophone quartet no.2
Scheherazade, Samadi's second saxophone quartet, was dedicated to his daughter Clémentine Scheherazade Samadi. This piece was commissioned by LX Saxophone Quartet and was premiered by them at Lincoln Center NYC, on the day Scheherazade was born, the 22nd of June, 2017.
Duration: c. 6' 29'

Date: 1 June 2017Location: Queens, New York, USA.
Artwork: Rembrandt (1632); Philosopher in Meditation (detail).
A collection of six short impromptus for piano and electronics.
Total duration: c. 6'

Date: July 2017Location: Queens, New York, USA.
Artwork: Sandro Botticelli (1482); La Primavera (detail).

for violin and symphony orchestra
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.
Duration: c. 6'
Date: 14 June 2012 — 6 May 2014Location: Tehran, Iran — Stony Brook, New York, USA.
Artwork: Rembrandt (1627 - 1630); A Man in a Room.
This album is a collection of Saman Samadi's electroacoustic works composed between 2010 and 2014.
Total duration: 50' 12"
Date: 2010-2014 — 14 March 2015Location: Tehran, Iran — Brooklyn, New York, USA
  1. Safhe-ye Nakhl (2014)
  2. Amiri (2012)
  3. Qatār-e Arvāh (2010)
  4. Magnapinna in Abdomen of a Newborn (2012)
  5. U-Turn (2011)
Artwork: Joseph Wright (1769); A philosopher by lamplight.
This is a collection of Saman Samadi's piano pieces for which he used an innovative microtonal pitch organization derived from Persian classical music.
Total duration: 55'
Date: 7 January 2015Location: Brooklyn, New York, USA
  1. Oracle (2015)
  2. Solitude (2015)
  3. Sisyphus (2015)
  4. Annica (2015)
  5. Perception (2015)
  6. Madman (2015)
  7. Satire (2015)
  8. Existence (2015)
  9. Deprivation (2015)
  10. Magnetic (2015)
  11. Subjectivity (2015)
Artwork: Georges-Antoine Rochegrosse (1890); The Burning of Persepolis (led by Thaïs).

for four improvising performers
Instrumentalists: a pianist, two percussionists, and a performer of any melodic instruments (oboe is suggested)
Duration: c. 10'
Date: 19 April 2014Location: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Artwork: Sandro Botticelli (1483 - 1485); The Birth of Venus (detail).

for violin and piano
Duration: 8'
Date: 26 October 2014Location: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Artwork: Sandro Botticelli (1483 - 1485); The Birth of Venus (detail).
Duration: 7'
Date: 6 November 2007 — 8 November 2013Location: Tehran, Iran — Rutherford, New Jersey, USA
Artwork: Caravaggio (1594 - 1596); Narcissus.

for orchestra
Duration: 5"
Date: 24 November 2013Location: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Artwork: Peter Paul Rubens (1611–1612); The Massacre of the Innocents (detail).

for large ensemble
Duration: 13' 20"
Date: 30 December 2012Location: Tehran, Iran
Artwork: Vittore Carpaccio (c. 1496); The Healing of the Possessed Man at the Rialto.

for string orchestra
Duration: c. 3' 32"
Date: September 2006Location: Tehran, Iran