“Kalileh” Ballet in Two Acts for Puppeteers, Symphony Orchestra, and Children Chorus commissioned by LSCO Orchestra performance by LSCO orchestra, joined with Lake Superior Youth Chorus and the Magic Smelt Puppet Troupe Jim Ouray, stage director Michael Beachy, puppet designer Hooshyar Khayam, music Warren Friesen, conductor and artistic director Premiered in Duluth Minnesota, July...

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Ivanov (Music for Theater) Persian production of Chekhov’s “Ivanov” (1887) directed by Amir Reza Koohestani Mehr Theater description: Music uses pre-recorded computer generated sounds with the combination of tape and acoustic instruments Tour dates Next shows: . 23rd, 24th and 25th August 2014 / Zürcher Theater Spektakel, Zurich – Switzerland . 30th and 31st August 2014 /...

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Works for Solo Piano

“Kaviri” (1993) featured in “Clouds” (Hermes Records 2008) Sonata no.1 (1999) (I, II, III) “Tatari” (2001 – 2006) (collection of piano works) Hermes Records 2007 Bahar Street (2003) European premiere by Elina Bertina, 19 November 2013 in Riga, Latvia. Sonata no.2 “Jazz Sonata” (2003) (I, II, III) “Thousand Acacias” (1996 –...

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Works for Film, Theater, and Animation

“Mama Irene” (to be premiered 2015) (feature documentary on the social development of modern Iran since the Second World War) directed by Mohsen Shahrnazdar (selected music) “Migration” (2014) video art by Pooya Aryanpour (original music) “Monir” (2013) directed by Bahman Kiarostami (featuring Khayam’s second string quartet, performed by Kronos...

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Works for Persian Instruments

“Torkaman” (2008)  ترکمن(For Setar Trio and String Orchestra)Based on Setar music of Hossein Alizadehfirst performance:Hossein Alizadeh, Masud Sha’ari, and Behdad Babai, SoloistsVladimir Syrenko, ConductorUkrain National Symphony Orchestra, 7-9 December 2008, Tehran All Of You  تمام تو Music for Ney and Piano in collaboration with Amir Eslami (Ney) (Hermes Records 2011) (****-)...

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Vocal Music

Stardust   غبار ستاره ها (set of four songs on poems by Maryam Schumacher) first performance: Sara Boltz, Mezzo Soprano Hooshyar Khayam, piano Werner Hall, University of Cincinnati, 2003 Book of Lonely Songs   کتاب آوازهای تنهایی 1. Window   دریچه (Poem by Reza Chaichi) 2. Blue  آبی (Poem by Nazanin Bahadori) 3. Name for All the Birds  بادهای...

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