Welcome to Student Composer of the Month, where we talk with a composer each month that is currently studying or has recently studied in the greater Baltimore area. This month’s composer is Daniel Sabzghabaei, who finished his Master’s at Peabody in 2017 and is currently pursuing his Ph. D. at Cornell University. In this edition, I chatted with Daniel via FaceTime and therefore could not concurrently play music, so the pieces we talk about are linked below, as well as his perspective on Sufism as a composer.
Pieces we talked about (you can listen and read along with the score):
Daniel’s essay, Sufism as a Compositional Impetus
You can listen to more and find out more about Daniel at danielsabzghabaei.com.