Arshia Samsaminia

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Arshia Samsaminia (1989) was born in Tehran, Iran

 

He studied contemporary composition at Sibelius Academy of Music in Finland, University of Gothenburg, in Sweden, UDK University of Arts in Berlin, Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre, and Tbilisi State Music Conservatory under the supervision of Helena Tulve, Malin Bång, Manolis Vlitakis, Tapio Tuomela, Ole Lutzüow Holm, Maka Virsalaze and etc. 

He is a current Ph.D. candidate at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece under the supervision of Prof. Dimitri Papageorgiou and Prof. Caspar Johannes Walter (University of Sciences and Arts in Basel) in Composition. He was awarded a full scholarship as a trained composer at International Young Composers Academy in Ticino Switzerland under the supervision of Oscar Bianchi and Dimitri Kourldianski. Also was one of the finalists of the Jonathan Harvey Award/Scholarship 2020 at Huddersfield University of UK.

Samsaminia has had collaborations with the well-known Ensembles such as Klangforum Wien Ensemble, Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Musikfabrik, Ensemble Garage, Stockholm Saxophone Quartet, Trio Estatico (Ensemble Intercontemporain, Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Recherche), Trio Saeitenwind, Contemporary Chamber Orchestra in Ljubljana, KLART Ensemble, EMTA Tallinn Sinfonietta, HSM Symphonic and Opera Orchestra Gothenburg, Hanatsu Miroir Strasbourg, Łódź Academy Symphonic Orchestra, GEPO Unesco orchestra in Paris, Sepia Ensemble Poland,Tbilisi Contemporary Ensemble, Omnibus Ensemble, Collettivo_21 and etc. 

His compositions have been selected and performed in numerous festivals such as Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, reMusik, OutHear Festival, Gaudeamus 2018 Netherlands, Sound and Images New York, Ticino Musica 2019, Crossroads 2020, Poznań Contemporary MusicFestival, Mixtur Festival, UNM Nordisk Iceland, Sound of Stockholm, ICMC Korea, Tehran contemporary music festival, Eufonija Festival, Lerici Music Festival, and Siren Festival Gothenburg and etc.

He attended in Masterclasses held by Georg Friedrich Haas, Oscar Bianchi, Dimitri Kourldianski, Rebecca Saunders, Karlheinz Essl, Pierluigi Billone ,Alexander Schubert,Tristan Murail, John Chowning, José Sánchez-Verdú, Klaus Lang, Dror Feiler, Michael Finnissy, Simon Steen-Andersen and etc. 

His music has been performed in Slovenia, Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, Greece, Poland, Iceland, USA, Italy, Finland, Sweden, Spain, Denmark, Serbia, Georgia, France, Armenia, Uzbekistan and Iran and etc. 

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Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Solo Instrument


Alarm Fatigue For Double Manual Harpsichord (2021)
SoundScapeS For Solo Accordion (2017)

Soloist (Instrument or Voice) and Fixed Electronic Media


Beyond the autonomous sensory meridian response For violin and fixed media (2020)
Gravity II for solo piano and electronics (2018)

Chamber Group ( 2 - 4 instruments )


Gavesht II For Klangforum Wien Ensemble (2019)
Constructive Imaginary II: Electrosonics For Cello, Accordion, and Alto Saxophone (2019)
Old Age, Adolescence, and Infancy For Bass Clarinet, Cello, and Electric Guitar (2018)
4OUR for saxophone quartet (2016)

Chamber Ensemble (5 - 9 instruments)


Inside The Twisted Mind of The Mr. Sophistication For Piano, Electric Guitar, Percussions, Baritone Saxophone and Cello (2019)
Echopraxia for string nonet (2017)

Other Orchestral Ensembles


Saba the Wind for alto saxophone and chamber orchestra (2018)

Instruments and Electronics


Beyond the autonomous sensory meridian response For violin and fixed media (2020)
Gravity II for solo piano and electronics (2018)
Echopraxia for string nonet (2017)

Saxophone Quartet


4OUR for saxophone quartet (2016)
4OUR for saxophone quartet (2016)
Alarm Fatigue For Double Manual Harpsichord (2021)
Beyond the autonomous sensory meridian response For violin and fixed media (2020)
Constructive Imaginary II: Electrosonics For Cello, Accordion, and Alto Saxophone (2019)
Echopraxia for string nonet (2017)
Gavesht II For Klangforum Wien Ensemble (2019)
Gravity II for solo piano and electronics (2018)
Inside The Twisted Mind of The Mr. Sophistication For Piano, Electric Guitar, Percussions, Baritone Saxophone and Cello (2019)
Old Age, Adolescence, and Infancy For Bass Clarinet, Cello, and Electric Guitar (2018)
Saba the Wind for alto saxophone and chamber orchestra (2018)
SoundScapeS For Solo Accordion (2017)