Paj

Artwork: Caravaggio (1599-1600); The Calling of Saint Matthew.
Instrumentation: flute and piano
Total duration: 14'
Date: 2011Location: Tehran, Iran.

“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-Samadi, in December of that same year.* A recording of this composition was published on digital music platforms on the 24th of July, 2017.

* The collaboration of the composer with the pianist in this project led them to a marriage of which they have now two children, Përajhars and Scheherazade.

List of Performances:
'14. Nicole Camacho, and Kristin Barone-Samadi. Stony Brook: SUNY, Staller Center, 08/04/2014.
'12. Linda Wetherill, and Kristin Barone-Samadi. New Jersey: RCC Rutherford, 16/12/2012.
'12. Linda Wetherill, and Kristin Barone-Samadi. New York: Culturefix, 02/12/2012.
'12. Kouchyar Shahroudi, and Domitille Bès (L’ ensemble ECHO). Le Havre: Museum of modern art André Malraux (MuMa), 29/06/2012.