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Farshid Samandari (BC) 法敘德.薩門達利作曲家

Farshid was born in Iran in 1971. His music reflects his interest in contemporary classical vocabulary, spectral analysis, and extended techniques. In addition his profound faith in Unity in Diversity, has stirred him toward integration and synthesis of different ethnic musics and vocabulary in his music.

This vision has directed him to collaborate with a various choirs and ensembles all over the world, including Tehran National Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, UBC String Orchestra, Vancouver Intercultural Orchestra, Red Shift Vertical Orchestra, Laudate Singers, Turning Point Ensemble, Musica Nova, Nu:bc Collective, Standing Wave Ensemble, Red Chamber Quartet, Orchid Ensemble, Parto, UBC Guitar Quartet, Vancouver Peace Choir, and Erato ensemble, as well as soloists such as Muminat Abdulgalimowa, Ariel Barnes, Neal Bennett, Jeremy Berkman, Connie Gitlin, Corey Hamm, Bruce Huebner, Mark McGregor, Sahba Motallebi, Julie Nessrallah, Beth Orson, Curtis Patterson, Bo Peng, Michael Strutt, and Eric Wilson. Moreover his music has been read by many others including Vancouver Chamber Choir.
He is a winner of Vancouver Symphony winter Olympic commission.

sine verbis (2021) – Farshid Samandari, for voice and cross-cultural ensemble
“since verbis” is a song for a masked ensemble symbolizing the effort to communicate against various types of censorship. The vocalist will sing with the mask on, like an invocation, though not able to form full sentences.

Breath of Life (2005) – Farshid Samandari, for cello & guitar
Shadows, indeed, may indicate the sun’s presence,
But only the sun displays the light of life.

Breath of Life aims to reconcile Persian and Western music. Persian angular phrases have renovated the baroque sonatina form, while species counterpoint has altered elaborations on different tetrachords of dastgáh-i-dashti. This piece proposes a plausible course to become “ the fruits of one tree, and the leaves of one branch.”