Chamber Ensemble (2-8 players)

This is not a poem (2022)
for voice (Dastgahi singer), violin, viola, cello, bass - ca. 9'

Based on a poem by Fatemeh (Shahrzad) Shams

Premiered: December 2022, William Way Community Center, Philadelphia, PA
Mahya Hamedi, Voice - Carlos Santiago, Violin - Melinda Rice, Viola - Tom Kraines, Cello - Matt Engle, Bass 

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Solitary Confinement (2021)
for string quartet - ca. 20'

Premiere: November 10th, Rock Hall, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Argus quartet

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Last testament (2020)
for soprano, bassoon and electronics - ca. 8'

Commissioned by Pushback Ensemble

for Soprano, Bassoon and Electronics

Poems (2019)
for saxophone sextet - ca. 14'

Commissioned by Kaylee Bernard

(1 sop. sx, 2 alto sx, 2 tenor sx, 1 bari. sx)

Premiere: 05 October 2019, Art-Reach Gallery, Mount Pleasant, MI 

Alex Toth (sop. sx), Justin Evangelist, Kaylee Bernard (alto sx), Sydney Pointer, Aaron Rajewski (t. sx), Taylor Huitema (bari. sx)

Shelter (2019)
for cello and piano - ca. 8'

Commissioned by New Music from the Mitten

Premiere: 15 November 2019, Chamichian Recital Hall, School of Music, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI

Joshua DeVries, Cello, Samantha Kao, Piano

Laleh-Zar (2019)
for saxophone ensemble - ca. 6'

Commissioned by John Nichol, professor of Saxophone at CMU

Premiere: TBA, Central Michigan University Saxophone Ensemble

Episodes (2019)
for piano and percussion ensemble (6 players) - ca. 18'
for alto saxophone and percussion quartet - ca. 10'

Commissioned by Central Michigan University’s Percussion Ensemble

Premiere: 02 April 2019, Staples Family Concert Hall, School of Music, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI

Matteo Generani, piano soloist
Kai Johnson, Conductor

Motrebi (2018)
for cello quartet - ca. 7'

Commissioned by Detroit Composers’ Project

Premiere: 19 December 2018

Matthew’s St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church, Detroit, MI, 20 December 2018, Third Place Concert Series, Ann Arbor, MI

Hole in the floor Cello Quartet

Fracture (2018)
for two pianos - ca. 6'

Premiere: 28 April 2019, Chamichian Recital Hall, School of Music, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI

Da Luna Duo, Abigail Mullis, Deniza Derdovski

Lullaby for silent victims (2017)
for string quartet - ca. 8'

Premiere: 17 November 2017, Chamichian Recital Hall, School of Music, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI

Audrey Hartson (vl), Shannon Tayler (vl), Willie Martinez (vla), Arthur Bencke (vc)