ICOT_156_JM44472aPouya’s compositional skills were primarily influenced by his years at the University of Toronto. During his undergraduate degree in Composition, he studied with several composers who each offered a unique perspective: Christos Hatzis, Ka Nin Chan, and Alexander Rapoport. Pouya writes for varied instrumentations, such as 13-piece contemporary ensemble, woodwind quintet, string quartet, and electo-acoustics. Aside from traditional tonal theory, he has a solid knowledge of contemporary music theory, such as extended techniques on instruments, impressionism, and 12-tone language. Pouya was awarded several scholarships, such as the Greta Kraus Scholarship, during his undergraduate studies, and he has received first place winnings for composition in the Canadian Music Competition, Kiwanis Music Festival (for five subsequent years), and the Markham Music Festival.

List of Works

Sense of PlaceTwo B-flat Clarinets6:00 min2017
Recall the Eden (in collaboration with ICOT)Voice, tombak, tar, and orchestra15:00 min2016
Three Reflections on EmpathyAccordion and String Quartet10:00 min2015
3 Short Songs for RPSM SongBookPiano and voice7:00 min2015
The Treaty of FriendshipWoodwind quintet and narration04:30 min.2015
Secret of Solstice: Three InteractionsOrchestra with soprano and accordion08:00 min.2014
YouDance School Composition
Piano, tar, tombak, and daf03:00 min.2014
Sparks (click for detailed explanation and video)Laptop Orchestra and handmade sound active LED light tubes using network MAX/MSP networking25:00 min.2014
GiftAccordion, piano, cello, and hand percussion6:00 min.2014
Five Tableaux from Khosrow and Shirin
Ballet with Symphony Orchestra02:30 min.2014
Operatic Narration of Arash the Archer - Man Marg Ra AriaSoprano and orchestra10:00 min.2013
WaterTenor and string quartet7:00 min.2012
Journey Inwards6 hands, one piano12:30 min.2011
Our NightViolin and tape03:18 min.2009
GorizAccordion, piano, cello, and percussion06:00 min.2009
ExpansionPDF!13-piece ensemble10:00 min.2009
Distant EarthPDF!PDF!String quartet08:00 min.2008
NoorAccordion, piano, cello, and percussion06:00 min.2008
The Battle WithinPDF!PDF!Piano05:00 min.2007
AdagioPDF!Piano trio04:00 min.2006
RahaAccordion, piano, cello, and percussion05:50 min.2006
NafasWoodwind quintet05:00 min.2006
The PaintingPiano trio07:00 min.2005
Sonanta in g-sharp minorPiano07:30 min.2004
Sleeper in the ValleyPDF!Baritone and piano03:15 min.2004
Softly into the NightPDF!Tenor saxophone, double bass, and piano04:30 min.2004
Bagatelle No. 4PDF!Piano03:00 min.2003
Fantasy for Violin and Piano in D minorViolin and piano04:30 min.2003
Etude in A MajorPiano03:30 min.2003
When the Wind BlowsViola and piano06:30 min2003
G Major VariationsPiano04:00 min2000
Ballade No. 1Piano06:30 min.2000
PDF!MP3 samples PDF! PDF scores

List of Performances

ConcertVenueLocationDate (MM/DD/YEAR)
Rumi's FablesInternational Ottawa Chamber FestivalLa Nouvelle Scène Gilles DesjardinsOttawa08/03/2019
The Walls are Full of Songs, Gift, Raha, NoorLadom Ensemble St. John's United ChurchBrockville, ON05/05/2019
The Walls are Full of Songs, Gift, Raha, NoorJeunesse Musicale Eastern Tour12 different venuesQuebec and New Brunswick03/22/2019-16/04/2019
The Walls are Full of Songs, Gift, Raha, NoorPrairie Debut Tour13 different venuesAlberta and Saskatchewan 01/20/2019-02/08/2019
The Walls Are Made of Song, GiftLadom Ensemble Album LaunchLula LoungeToronto01/16/2019
Notes of HopeNotes of HopeAgricola Lutheran ChurchToronto11/02/2018-11/03/2018
Rumi's FablesRumi's FablesAga Khan MuseumToronto09/29/2018
The Walls are Full of Song, GiftLadom EnsembleMassey CollegeToronto05/24/2018
The Walls are Full of Songs, Gift, Raha, NoorDebut Atlantic Tour10 different venuesNew Brunswick, Labrador, Nova Scotia 09/03/2018-03/04/2018
Three Reflections on EmpathyCMC Presents: Michael BridgeCanadian Music CentreToronto01/24/2018
RahaCAPACOA Conference Ottawa Convention CentreOttawa08/11/2017
The Walls are Full of Songs, Gift, Raha, NoorWithout Borders Jeunesse Musicale Tour 12 different venuesOntario and Quebec09/24/2017-10/25/2017
Journey InwardCasalmaggiore International FestivalCasalmaggiore International FestivalItaly07/12/2017
Recall the EdenConcert for PeaceGeorge Weston Recital HallToronto06/18/2017
Sense of PlaceNew Sounds from an Ancient LandGallery 345Toronto04/24/2017
Recall the EdenConcert for Peace Dominion-Chalmers United ChurchOttawa01/27/2017
Noor, Raha, Goriz, and GiftOttawa International Chamber FestivalLa Nouvelle ScèneOttawa07/24/2016
Noor, Raha, Goriz, and GiftLand of Four SeasonsToronto Centre for the ArtsToronto05/24/2016
3 Short Songs commissioned by RPSM SchoolSoundstreams presents THE REGENT PARK SONGBOOKTHE GARDINER MUSEUMToronto05/13/2016
AdagioThe Thirtieth Act Toronto Centre for the ArtsToronto02/19/2016
Noor, Raha, Goriz, and GiftLadom Ensemble LiveSmall World Music CentreToronto11/21/2015
A Treaty of FriendshipWhat’s in a FableLillian H. Smith LibraryToronto11/17/2015
Three Reflections on EmpathyVirtuosity UnboundRegent TheatreOshawa, Ontario10/17/2015
Noor, Raha, Goriz, and GiftLadom Ensemble on TourResonance CafeMontreal, QC07/29/2015
Noor, Raha, Goriz, and GiftLadom Ensemble on TourRichard PhilibertTrois-Rivières, QC07/28/2015
3 Short Songs commissioned by RPSM School. Song Interpretation RecitalCanadian Music CentreToronto07/24/2015
Pouya's Telescope ProjectElectronic Series at HandlebarHandlebarToronto07/17/2015
Journey InwardCMC on the 13thCanadian Music CentreToronto06/15/2015
Noor, Raha, Goriz, and GiftLadom EnsembleArray SpaceToronto04/04/2015
Tar, Piano, Daf, and TombakYouDance School PerformancesBetty Oliphant TheatreToronto01/20/2015-02/24/2015
The Treaty of FriendshipRussian FablesCanadian Music CentreToronto01/25/2015
Three InteractionsSecret of SolsticeSt. George Anglican ChurchToronto12/05/2014
Five Tableaux from Khosrow and ShirinKhosrow and Shirin BalletP.C. Ho TheatreTorontoToronto5/24/2014
GiftLadom Ensemble Live at CMCCanadian Music CentreToronto9/18/2014
RahaLadom Ensemble Live at CMCCanadian Music CentreToronto9/18/2014
NoorLadom Ensemble Live at CMCCanadian Music CentreToronto9/18/2014
Journey InwardA Canadian MosaicChrist Church CathedralHamilton5/15/2014
SparksCLOrk into DarknessPhi CentreMontreal3/20/2014
SparksCLOrk into DarknessJohn Molson BuildingMontreal3/6/2014
GiftLadom Ensemble CD ReleaseHugh’s RoomToronto2/16/2014
RahaLadom Ensemble CD ReleaseHugh’s RoomToronto2/16/2014
NoorLadom Ensemble CD ReleaseHugh’s RoomToronto2/16/2014
Man Marg Ra AriaOperatic Narration of Arash the ArcherWestjet Stage, Harbourfront StageToronto7/18/2013
WaterNew Poetry, New MusicSt. George Anglican ChurchToronto9/18/2012
Journey InwardPersian Piano NightPerez HallOttawa2/4/2012
Journey InwardPersian Piano NightL'eglise Saint- Jean- BaptisteMontreal10/29/2011
Journey InwardPersian Piano NightConrad Grebel University College ChapelWaterloo10/15/2011
Journey InwardPersian Piano NightThe Toronto Heliconian ClubToronto8/7/2011

Ladom Ensemble


Ladom Ensemble combines piano, cello, accordion, and percussion in a unique blend of acoustic chamber and world music that is passionate, sophisticated, and wild. Their all-original repertoire incorporates inspirations from Argentinean tango, Serbian folk and dance traditions, Persian classical repertoire, as well as music from the Classical (Bach, Prokofiev), and progressive rock worlds (Radiohead).  Ladom doesn’t pretend to represent any one tradition, but rather expresses an authentically Canadian fusion. Ladom’s musical identity is combined from many sources and reflects a beautiful new world with a Western classical toolset. “Elegant and contemplative… rocking and fiery!” - Errol Nazareth, CBC




Moj is a duo music project by the Toronto composer and producer Pouya Hamidi and percussionist and multi-instrumentalist Adam Campbell. It is an exploration of Hamidi’s unique acoustic and electronic toolkit. The project moves through his knowledge and experience in film scoring, orchestral and operatic composition, sound recording, classical piano, traditional Persian music, “world” music, and electronic music. Synchronized lights accompany the duo’s live performance and make the experience visually and sonically integrated. Campbell recently joined the project, bringing his powerhouse acoustic kit drumming to the sounds. The music of Moj reflects the contemporary clash of organic with industrial.

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