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The Double Edged Passion (2008): violin

Listen to “The Double Edged Passion (for solo violin) by Hossein Hadisi I wrote this piece during my MMus Composition course at University of Southampton and showed it to Professor Michael Zev Gordon in my composition tutorial. I think it was the first piece of mine that actually managed to impress him a bit. The…


Far Close (2007): Variations in Chahargah for solo piano

“Far Close” Variations in Chargah Chargah: Chargah (the quadruplet mode, the mode of four) is a mode in the Middle Eastern traditional music (specially Persian traditional music). Chargah comes in a conjunction of other modes and series of motifs, amongst which there are the Dogah (mode of two), Segah (mode of three) and Raast-PanjGah (mode…


Pessimistic (2006): Rock album

Album for 2 electric guitars, bass guitar, keyboard, drums and voice. Hossein Hadisi has been playing and performing music professionally since year 2000 around Iran, Malaysia and UK in pop and rock bands such as Mahtab, Hamoon, CZF & Hungry. He has also been the solo violinist for Kerman Television Symphonic Orchestra in year 2001 with…


Psychos In Me (2004) – Southampton University Film Festival 2009

This was my first experimentation in digital filmmaking after years of amateur handy-cam clips and short videos with analogue tapes. The project started as a collection of idea about shots that demonstrate a particular aesthetic linked to an obsession (i.e. “psycho”) in me. The collection of storyboards exceeded more than 50 scenes, but I shortlisted…


Shahnameh, The Perpetual Narrative

…It is remarkable that Akram Ahmadi Tavana, the author of this survey, an artist in her own right, also focuses on the image of Zahhak as the idea of the evil which exists among us in the shape of a human being of a common origin. Ahmadi Tavana’s interpretation of Zahhak of our days is…


Exaudi

Exaudi Ensemble General Repertoire Zahhak: The Dragon King of Persia (2013) wp Source: Exaudi Website


Zahhák: Dragon King of Persia (contemporary music and dance) – Cambridge – 28/10/13

West Road Concert Hall Cambridge Shahnama Centre in Association with Iran Heritage Foundation (London) present:Zahhák: Dragon King of PersiaPrince Zahhák makes a pact with Satan to kill his father. Soon after he sits on the throne, two snakes grow out of his shoulders, where Satan had kissed. Zahhák orders to behead two young men every…


The Reception of Shahnama, Shahnama Series Vol. III

The image of Zahhak as a symbol of tyranny to be overthrown however strong he is, has been popular in Iran and outside the country among the Persian communities all over the world until nowadays. Among the latest examples of this are the plays and musical performances in Europe (Till Uilenspiegel) and the U.K. (The…


Leeds College of Music: Forum for Innovation in Music Production and Composition – 20/2/9

“The Fear of Perdition” – Hafiz Shirazi by: Hossein Hadisi The Fear of Perdition is a representation of a few Persian music themes by applying compositional and recording techniques alien to the literature. These chosen themes share certain modal characteristics in the intervals they are made of (such as intervening augmented seconds and minor seconds)…


The Wire Tapper Magazine No. 30 CD

Composers Hossein Hadisi (Iran), Ignacio Agrimbau (Argentina) and Joe Kelly (UK). They met at the University of Southampton, where they studied composition under Michael Finnissy. Originally emerging as the last mutation of The Hola, an eclectic ensemble founded by Agrimbau in 2005, After The Rain’s sound combines elements from electroacoustics, ‘free’ improvisation, and DIY aesthetics….