Saman Samadi is a Persian-American composer & artist-researcher. He is currently undertaking research at the University of Cambridge, pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Music. For over a decade, his prolific repertoire of orchestral, chamber, solo & electroacoustic music has been performed internationally — in the mid & far East, Europe, and on both coasts of the United States. His music was inspired early by those composers who are known under the rubric New Complexity; however, in 2010, he commenced to develop his unique compositional approach, one which entails a new pitch space, using microtones derived from traditional Persian music, multilayered & heterophonic textures, complex polyrhythms & polymeters. He received his degree in Mathematics from NODET, an Iranian educational institution for mathematical prodigies. He earned his BA in Music Performance & MA in Composition from the University of Tehran where he studied with Alireza Mashayekhi. From 2006-2009, Samadi was the director of the Concentus Orchestra, a mix of musicians from the Tehran Music Conservatory and the University of Tehran. He is a first prize winner of the 2012 Counterpoint-Italy International Composition Competition & the 2009 Fajr International Music Festival. In 2014, his work was selected for a premiere at the NYCEMF. In 2015, the NYFA awarded Samadi an Artist Diploma. In 2013, he was offered a scholarship for doctoral studies in Composition at the SUNY where he studied with Daria Semegen, to whom he was also an assistant at the Electronic Music Studio. In 2018, he invited various alumni from the Manhattan School of Music to form the Saman Samadi Quintet. He is also the leader of two NYC-based ensembles, Āpām Napāt Trio, and Aži Trio. He is a former faculty member of the CUNY, Music School of New York City, and the Piano School of NYC. His research at Cambridge University is under the supervision of Professor Richard Causton. Samadi is a Grantham Scholar and the President of the Music Society at Wolfson College, Cambridge, where he is also the Editorial Officer for WRE 2021, a conference showcasing the research of students from the college, and St Antony’s, University of Oxford.