for violin and symphony orchestra

Artwork: Sandro Botticelli (1482); La Primavera.
Instrumentation: - - 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 >
Total duration: 12'
Date: 14 June 2012 — 6 May 2014Location: Tehran, Iran — Stony Brook, New York, USA.

Bazzad (2012), for violin and symphony orchestra, is a non-twelve integral serial composition. The title literally means Rebirth, the use of which refers to Metempsychosis, an inspirational source for the composer; this term was derived from the context of ancient Greek philosophy and is also associated with Nietzsche. Samadi utilized the contextual definition of the term in this composition, particularly, in the process of constructing its form. The recording, below, is an excerpt from a reading session of Bazzad by violinist Jaram Kim, and Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Timothy Long, in 2014.