Five Pieces for Piano (from Persian Piano Night)
Year Composed 2010
Commissioned by ICOT
Five Pieces for Piano is inspired by the extreme emotional distress that my family and I suffered when they realized his father had dementia.
- In Search of Elusive Memories: is derived largely from his memories of childhood- the song his father played to me by the violin.
- Lost: evokes deep sadness and confusion after my father’s illness.
- Desperate in Darkness: is a journey to the depth of darkness, terror, disappointment, and emptiness.
- Ecstatic: portrays the happy and joyful days when my father was still healthy.
- Asscension: is a recurrence of the theme of first piece in a tranquil atmpsphere.
- August 7, 2011— Saman Shahi, piano
Haliconian Hall (Toronto, ON)
- October 15, 2011— Saman Shahi, piano
Conrad Grebel University College Chapel (Waterloo, ON)
- October 29, 2011— Saman Shahi, piano
Chapelle Saint-Louise de l’eglise (Montreal, QC)
- February 4, 2012— Saman Shahi, piano
Perez Hall, University of Ottawa (Ottawa, ON)
- October 5, 2013— Keyan Emami, piano
A Touch of Light, Scotiabank Nuit Blanche, Canadian Music Centre (Toronto, ON)
- May 15, 2014— Maziar Heidari, piano
A Canadian Mosaic, What Next, Festival of New Music, Christ Church Cathedral (Hamilton, ON)
To obtain a copy of the score, contact Keyan Emami.