roozbeh nafisi's compositions

abuata (2020) for string quartet 

beegaah (2020) for large ensemble

 

 

segaah (2020) for large ensemble

 

 

alla breve (2020) for piano

 

 

afschaari (2020) for string trio (violin, viola, cello) and 3 storytellers

RazSvirvane (2019 – 2020) for piano

tennessee letter (2018) for piano 

• july (2018) for piano

 

• electro-acoustics (2017)  for santur and electronics

 

 

• maahoor (2017) for harprichord

commissioned by FeNAM (Festival of New American Music), california – 2017

premiere: faythe vollrath at sacramento state university, california – 2017

 

 

• chahaargaah (2016) for violin, viola, cello, piano

selected piece at darmstadt summer days for contemporary music (germany) – 2016

premiere: chamber music concert of darmstadt days, germany – 2016

 

 

• esfahan (2016) for guitar and piano

selected piece at darmstadt summer days for contemporary music (germany) – 2016

 

zwischendrin I (2016) for piano 

 

 

• march 4 (2016) for piano 

 

 

• march 5 (2016) for piano 

 

 

• march 7 (2016) for piano

 

 

• march 8 (2016) for piano

 

• march 9 (2016) for piano

 

 

piece piano samad remembering (2015) for piano

 

 

• piano piece remembering samad (2015) for piano

 

 

: die wüste (2015) for piano

 

 

• schur (2015) for choir and orchestra

 

 

• september (2014) for piano 

 

 

daschti (chamber ensemble with soprano voice, on texts by goethe and saadi) 2013

winner of a gustav mahler international prize for composition, 2013 – austria

premiere: mahler festival ensemble (christoph cech: conductor) at  viktring castle, austria – 2013

 

 

37 (red hands) with sarah granett's animation (2013) for piano 

 

 

• 36 (2012) for four keyboards  

 

 

• electro-acoustical santur (2012) for santur with electronics

 

 

• train book: twenty-eight solo pieces (2010 to 2012) for piano

 

 

• 36-ug-i-l (2012) for piano

 

 

•  piano music 6 december (piano) 2011

 

 

35-7 (2011) for bass clarinet and violin, viola, cello, and double bass

premiere: janus ensemble (christoph cech: conductor), at viktring castle, austria – 2011

 

 

coda: improvisation on paper XVII (2011) for piano 

• 35-3: (orchestra) 2011 

premiere: bruückenköpfe (christoph cech: conductor) at bruckner university, linz, austria – 2011

 

 

• 35-4 raak (2010) for four-hand piano 

premiere: ayaka and marie aso at  kunitachi college of music, tokyo, japan – 2011

 

 

irritation of a structure (piano) 2010

• snowy view of vienna from above: ix (piano) 2010

• tempel-musik: III (piano) 2010

• sasori-bushi (japanese folk song arranged for female voice and piano) 2010

 

 

• games: seven nonscores for nonmusicians (mixed ensembles and mixed choirs) 2010

 

 

• 35-1 (piano, Bb/bass clarinet) – 2010

premiere: sauro berti (clarinets) and naomi fujiya (pian) at kunitachi college of music, tokyo – 2010

 

 

• 33-4 for walking musicians (ensemble of japanese, iranian, and western instruments (hichiriki, sho, horn, Bb trumpet, flute, violin, santur, piano, Bb clarinet, thunder board, tam-tam, sustained cymbal, wind chimes, bass drum) 2009

premiere: kcm musicians at kunitachi college of music, tokyo, japan – 2009 

 

 

• 36-6 (organ version) 2009 

 

 

• 36-6 (piano version) 2009 

 

 

• 33-6-3 (piano) 2009 

 

 

• 33-6-1 (piano) 2009 

 

 

• 33-6-2 (piano verion) 2009

 

 

• 33-6-2 (organ verion) 2009

 

 

• So schnell wie möglich (piano) 2009 

 

 

• 33-6-7 (piano) 2009 

 

 

Negative and Positive (piano) 2009

 

 

36-4 All Keys (piano) 2009 

 

 

• 36-6 (organ versiobn) 2009 

 

 

• 36-6 (piano version) 2009 

 

 

• 33-6-7 (piano) 2009 

 

 

• quartet (oboe, Bb clarinet, soprano saxophone, trumpet) 2008

 

 

• 8 (any two voices) 2008 

 

 

kurdish folk song (piano) 2008 

 

 

hastie june (piano version) 2008

 

 

• hastie june (string quartet version) 2008

 

 

• trio for keyboard percussions (marimba, xylophone, and vibraphone) 2008

 

 

drone (2008) for ensemble of 12 or larger

published by deep listening institute (within deep listening anthology II), new york, usa – 2011

 

 

duet (horn and garden hose) 2008

premiere (as recording): elizabeth barton (hose), angelina contreras (horn) – 2008 

 

 

orchestral santur (santur) 2008

premiere (as sound track to an animation by kathy and sara kwon) at uplink factory, tokyo, japan – 2010

 

 

• trio (horn, cello, piano) 2008

premiere: bruckner univ. musicians, vienna, austria – 2012

 

 

• accent study (piano) 2008 

 

 

• 7&8 (piano) 2008 

 

 

black/white tuberose (piano) 2008

 

 

• collage with kathy kwon (piano) 2008

• berlin (piano) 2008

 

 

• trio (cello, horn, piano) 2007

 

 

• cadenza fragment (2007) for horn

premiere: elizabeth barton (horn) at sacramento state university, california – 2007

published by deep listening institute (within deep listening anthology II)

new york, usa – 2011

 

 

bee-gaah (concept and composition for santur) 2006

premiere: roozbeh nafisi (santur) at sierra II center, sacramento, california – 2006

 

 

• 7-up (violin) 2006

 

 

• prelude (harpsichord) 2006 

commissioned by the baden-württemberg sipend, germany

premiere: ivaylo zlatev (piano) at university of tübingen, germany – 2006

 

 

• 17 sounds (piano) 2006: fragment, I, II

premiere (as cd recording): ivaylo zlatev (piano) at state music academy in trossingen, germany – 2006

 

 

• combinatoriality (quote, interlude) (piano) 2006

 premiere (as cd recording): ivaylo zlatev (piano) at state music academy in trossingen, germany – 2006

 

 

• filzanleitung (piano) 2006

 

 

• smoking monkeys (piano) 2006

 

 

wege (2005-2006) for piano

winner of the venia composition prize, vienna, austria 2016

premiere: ivaylo zlatev (piano) at state music academy in trossingen, germany – 2006

published within deep listening anthology II, deep listening institute, new york, usa – 2011

recorded as a cd (piano: ivaylo zlatev), cd baby, new jersey, usa – 2017 

 

• portraits (four pieces for string quartet) 2005–2006

 

 

• composition etude (flute) 2005 

 

 

• to chase (violin) 2005 

 

 

• parturita (cello/double bass and piano) 2005

 

• im nebel (soprano voice and piano,  poem by hermann hesse) 2005

 

• horn concerto (horn and string orchestra) 2005

 

 

• fantasia (piano) 2005

 

 

• song for the living and song for the dead (2 chamber songs for 4 singer/speakers and ensemble with clarinet, oboe, horn, 2 violas, plastic bag, drums and bells) 2005

premiere: csus musicians (roozbeh nafisi: conductor) at sacramento state university, california – 2005

 

 

• onset (string quintet) 2005

premiere: csus musicians and leo eylar (violin I) a sacramento state university, california – 2005

 

 

sway (chamber ensemble) 2005

premiere: csus musicians and yashar nafisi (tonbak) at sacramento state university, california – 2005

 

 

• icarus (symphonic orchestra version) 2005

 

 

• icarus (piano verion) 2004

premiere: marcella nasca (piano) at sacramento state university, california – 2004

 

 

• rime (flute and santur) 2004

premiere: nadia banna (flute) and roozbeh nafisi (santur) at sacramento state university, california – 2004

 

 

• knockout (chamber ensemble) 2004

premiere: csus musicians at sacramento state university, california – 2004

 

 

• lallarookh (baritone and piano – poem: thomas moore) 2004

premiere: eugene chan (voice) sunny knable (piano) at sacramento state university, california – 2004

 

 

• sohrab and rustam (choir, trumpet, santur) 2003

premiere: sacramento master singers choir (ralph hughes: conductor), thomas hall (trumpet), roozbeh nafisi (santur) at saint francis of assisi parish, sacramento california – 2003

 

 

• suite (soprano and piano – poem: yashar Nafisi) 2003 

premiere: dian samuelson (voice), joe gilman (piano) at american river college, sacramento, california – 2003

 

 

• i am cold (santur) 2000

premiere: roozbeh nafisi (santur) at amirkabir cultural center, tehran, iran – 2000

 

 

isfahan etude (santur) 1999

premiere: roozbeh nafisi (santur) on sacramento public television, california – 2001

 

 

• heroic sketches (santur and tonbak) 1994