Hossein Aslani

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Hossein Aslani (Persian: حسین اصلانی), is an Iranian composer.[1][2] [3] [4][5][6] [7]

He was born in the Rasht’s village of Shahghaji of Gilan, Iran in 1936. After elementary education, he moved alone to Tehran. While completing his high school years and surviving for sustenance on labor-intensive daily jobs, he entered the music world by mastering accordion.

Recommended by a close clarinet virtuoso friend the late Hossein Shahverdi, he entered the international conservatory of music in Tehran in Vahdat Hall in 1958. He was trained under the tutelage of renowned western classical music scholars of the era in piano by Tatania Kharatian, music theory and solfeggio by Feredun Farzaneh, and harmony and orchestration by Houshang Ostovar.

Hossein Aslani was also invited to join the national radio Iran as a composer, arranger and pianist in 1965.In an era when Pop music was still regarded as an artistic classic genre, Aslani was instrumental in popularizing it among the youth in particular, through his innovative polyphonic and independent melodic lines. He employed wind instrument ensembles, electric guitar and percussion. This was manifest through performances by the late vocalist Mohammad Nouri and many other singers of the era during 1968-71. Concurrently, with his professional endeavors, he has tirelessly continued piano instructions since 1960. Aslani’s first written composition was a piece for piano and orchestra, conducted by Feredun Shahbazian, and performed by the Grand National Radio Orchestra in 1971.

This popular notoriety prompted Aslani’s involuntary emigration to New York U. S. A. and his trials and tribulations that followed in a foreign land. Committed for life to contemporary music as anchored on his intrinsic affinity and love for music, he earned his master's degree in music composition from the State University of New York Conservatory of Music specializing in contemporary music and orchestration. His lifelong cooperation with his university mentors as Professors Dary John Mizelle and Joel Thome for 20th century harmony, Suzanne Farrin for music literature and critique, Steven Lubin for classic, Brady Brookshire and Stuart Isakoff for music analysis as perceived by the musicians and listeners, has continued.

His work has remained most inspired by the folkloric music of Gilan and other regions of his motherland Iran, combined with nostalgic melancholy of his early years as well as his extensive research of the works of renowned Master contemporary composers Charles Ives, Aaron Copland, Igor Stravinsky John cage, Bella Bartok, Leonard Bernstein and Houshang Ostovar. Aslani’s unique approach to contemporary music is deemed progressive; nonetheless, emanated from noble well rooted origins. This has thus far yielded a number of pieces and proses that are multidimensional and unimaginable at times.

The twenty-sixth session of the Pelke Tehran[8] was held on August 26, 2015 at the premises of the Iranian Artists Forum, the issue of "contemporary Iranian Modern music by looking Through the works of Hossein Aslani" was discussed by Dr.Mohammad Sarir, Nader Mashayekhi, Mehran Purmandan, Bijan Zelli, Ali Ahmadifar and Soroush Riyazi.[9]



  • A piece for brass
  • A Piece for Piano and Orchestra 1970
  • A Piece for Piano and Orchestra 2004
  • Beyond Solitude for piano & flute2010
  • Bridge2010
  • Chahragah for piano
  • Hope & Hopelessness for solo piano 2005
  • Persian Bridge Synthetic-Electronic2003
  • Blind Alleys2010
  • A piece for brass2010
  • Solo for flute
  • String Quartet
  • Symbolic Emotion
  • The moments of solitudes 1971
  • The waiting prairie 1970
  • The moonlight in the Orchard 1971
  • A shadow at midnight 1971
  • Her image 1970
  • The wandering wave 1970
  • The waiting prairie 1970
  • The gipsy hoopla 1971
  • In the memory
  • Apprension 1971
  • The hallucinating contemplation at night1970
  • The moonlit lake tale 1970
  • Without thou 1970
  • The Saharan wild flowers
  • The lover's companion 1971
  • LIFE Life (2006 for purchase College)



  1. ^ Aslani, Hossein. "Biography". Retrieved 1 April 2016. 
  2. ^ Hossein, Aslani. "Biography". hamshahrionline.ir. Retrieved 1 April 2016. 
  3. ^ Aslani, Hossein. "Mehr News". www.mehrnews.com. Retrieved 1 April 2016. 
  4. ^ Aslani, Hossein. "Isca News". www.iscanews.ir. Retrieved 1 April 2016. 
  5. ^ Aslani, Hossein. "Guilan House of culture". www.kfgil.com. Retrieved 2 April 2016. 
  6. ^ Gregory, Aslani. "Introducing the album". www.kfgil.com. Retrieved 7 April 2016. 
  7. ^ Gregory, Aslani. "Introducing the album". www.musicema.com. Retrieved 7 April 2016. 
  8. ^ Aslani, Hossein. "Pelke Tehran". www.iranartists.org. Retrieved 2 April 2016. 
  9. ^ Aslani, Hossein. "Fars News". www.farsnews.com. Retrieved 1 April 2016. 
  10. ^ Aslani, Hossein. "Works". hosseinaslani.com. Retrieved 2 April 2016.