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Sep. 12 2018

Student Composer of the Month – September 2018: Daniel Sabzghabaei

By John Scherch | Posted in Host Blogs, New Music, Student Composer of the Month | Comments Off on Student Composer of the Month – September 2018: Daniel Sabzghabaei

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.

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Pieces we talked about (you can listen and read along with the score):

Upon Viewing a Family in Mourning

The Blue Booby

Daniel’s essay, Sufism as a Compositional Impetus

You can listen to more and find out more about Daniel at danielsabzghabaei.com.

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The newest announcer and WBJC's evening and Listener's Choice host, a former heavy metal program director and erstwhile enthusiast, and Peabody graduate in voice and pedagogy, both of which he still practices. Full bio here.

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