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Peyman Heydarian


Peyman Heydarian

Born in Shiraz, Iran, Dr. Peyman Heydarian is an award-winning computer scientist and santurist. Peyman learned Persian music under the supervision of music masters, such as Mojtaba Mirzadeh and Pashang Kamkar. His main instrument is the santur. He developed his own performance style and adopted innovative tuning systems and techniques to play a multi-ethnic repertoire on the instrument. Peyman has taught music and signal processing courses at different universities and has established and presided over a number of musical societies and bands, including the Music Association of Iranian Students (1998) and the National Iranian Students Orchestra (1999-2004).

Since 1982, he has performed in Iran, USA, Canada, Syria, Jordan, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Hong Kong, Poland, the UK, and New Zealand. Peyman has been composing and recording music for films, including a Getty Film project “Axis of Light” and an Aljazeera TV film “Lover Boys”. His PhD was on developing algorithms for automatic recognition of dastgàh / maqàm in audio musical signals. He is currently researching the possibilities of pushing the boundaries of the Persian music and santur performance; and developing computational algorithms for music recommendation, in the University of Waikato, New Zealand.

Song List

This list is likely to be of songs that have been performed at Oxford International Song Festivals and Oxford Song events, and may not be comprehensive of this composer's compositions. This database is ever growing as a work in progress, with further songs regularly being added.

Chàhàrmezrab - in chàhàrgah Peyman Heydarian
Chàhàrmezrab - in esfehàn Peyman Heydarian
Motrebi Harifan - Kabuki Peyman Heydarian
Naqmeh Peyman Heydarian
Pishadaràmd - in chahargah Peyman Heydarian
Pishdaràmad - in esfehàn Peyman Heydarian
Reng - in chàhàrgah Peyman Heydarian
Reng - in esfehàn Peyman Heydarian
Rokh-e Yàr (The face of the beloved) Peyman Heydarian
Soltan-e qalbhà (The King of the Hearts) Peyman Heydarian

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