Apām Napāt Trio
تریو آپام نپات
Apām Napāt (آپام نپات) is an NYC-based trio founded by Persian pianist, violinist, and vocalist Saman Samadi, in collaboration with clarinetist and saxophonist Blaise Siwula, and Buchla-player Hans Tammen. The ensemble presents improvisational compositions that draw connections between their musical backgrounds. Using Persian modes and poems as well as a structured and recognizable yet free impulsive interaction between the instruments, they set parallel narratives in motion, occasionally intersecting but always accompanying one another. The trio released an album called "Apām Napāt" consisting of the recordings of their first performance, in 2016.
'18. Āpām Napāt Trio. LaGCC_CUNY Faculty Concert. Concert. Saman Samadi, leader and pianist, and Blaise Siwula, clarinetist, and Hans Tammen, Buchla player. Organized by City University of New York, LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, New York, March 28, 2018.
'18. Āpām Napāt Trio. At Scholes Studio. Concert. Saman Samadi, pianist, vocalist, violinist, and Blaise Siwula, clarinet, and Hans Tammen, Buchla player. Scholes Street Studio, Brooklyn, July 7, 2018.
'16. Āpām Napāt Trio. COMA. Saman Samadi, leader & pianist, and Blaise Siwula, clarinetist, and Hans Tammen, Buchla player. Organized by COMA (Citizens Ontological Music Agenda). ABC No-Rio, New York, February 21, 2016.
'16. Āpām Napāt Trio. Free Improvisational Event. Concert. Saman Samadi, pianist, and Blaise Siwula, clarinetist, Jorge Nuno, guitarist. The Firehouse Space, Brooklyn, January 28, 2016.