Farzam Salami
Farzam Salami
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Everyone is entitled to a dream, but the real question still remains... What are you willing to sacrifice, to accomplish that dream?

My life for the past two years has been a pain staking testament to the fact that I was willing to sacrifice my life of comfort and security for the love of my music.

Not knowing how to speak, read or write English, I made the decision at the age of twenty-four to leave Iran on a unpredictable 7,243 mile journey to America, in search of a musical career in music composition. Not wanting to travel and be alone in a new country full of challenges, my dad also sacrificed his life of security and career to support my musical pilgrimage.

Upon arriving to America I auditioned and was immediately accepted into the Berklee Collage of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. Not wanting to leave my father alone and abandoned in Los Angeles, I opted to pass on my acceptance and return back to my ailing dad.

From a very young age my father knew I had a ear for music and my ability to play the Tombak (famous Iranian drum) and Piano was immediately nurtured. As a teenager I briefly studied Piano with a Russian instructor, and also studied Middle Eastern music theory with famous instructors.

I currently play multiple instruments professionally. I completed my education and received a Bachelor of Computer Engineering degree from the University of Tehran. Many of the instruments I play are deeply rooted of the Middle Eastern culture. My main instrument is the Piano.

My desire for artistic growth and constant self discovery is renewed every time I step foot into a studio. I think to be a seasoned composer it is important to understand the complex rhythms and beats from different parts of the world such as India and Turkey. I have spent many years researching ancient and world music of the past and present. I also incorporate my father's (he is well known Professor of Literature) teachings of my favorite philosophers, Aristotle, Rumi, Nietzsche, and Pythagoras in my compositions.

After learning the English language in just two years, I have a new analogy about my music. When I play Western music (Jazz, Country, Blues, etc.) I feel that it has my own texture and flare. My ethnic background has made me who I am today as a musician/composer.

It would be an opportunity of a lifetime, to be able to work closely with the most talented artists in Isinia.

#ISINANEWS

ISINA Finalist Interview: Jerome Clayton

ISINA Finalist Interview: Jerome Clayton

We met up with previous ISINA Finalist, Jerome Clayton a few questions about the ISINA mentorship program and how he’s progressed since then.

#ISINA  #Isina Applicant  #Jerome Clayton  #ISINA arrival 
April 11, 2021
ISINA welcomes Jay Landers to Advisory Board

ISINA welcomes Jay Landers to Advisory Board

ISINA is proud to announce that we now have industry legend, Jay Landers on our Advisory Board!

#ISINA  #Jay Landers  #Advisory Board  #Producer 
April 08, 2021
ISINA Finalist Interview: Jesse Lyons

ISINA Finalist Interview: Jesse Lyons

We sat down with previous ISINA finalist Jesse Lyons to discuss the ISINA mentorship program and what they have been up to since then.

#Jesse Lyons  #ISINA  #ISINA arrival  #Mentor 
April 06, 2021
ISINA Applicant Spotlight: Rilan

ISINA Applicant Spotlight: Rilan

ISINA is happy to showcase our incredible applicant's talent. Today, it's Rilan, the 25-year old pop singer from New Orleans, Louisiana.

#ISINA  #ISINA Applicant  #Rilan  #Pop 
April 02, 2021
David Reitzas, sound engineer and mixer extraordinaire joins ISINA Advisory Board

David Reitzas, sound engineer and mixer extraordinaire joins ISINA Advisory Board

David Reitzas has a storied career, having worked on songs or projects that have won or been nominated for 76 Grammy categories.

#David Reitzas  #Sound Engineer  #Sound Mixer  #ISINA 
March 31, 2021
Michael Bolton to Co-Host ‘Celebrity Dating Game’ on ABC

Michael Bolton to Co-Host ‘Celebrity Dating Game’ on ABC

Michael Bolton is taking over the reins of ‘Celebrity Dating Game’ alongside his co-host Zooey Deschanel.

#ISINA  #Michael Bolton  #Zooey Deschanel  #The Dating Game  #ABC 
March 31, 2021
Taika Waititi takes home a Grammy!

Taika Waititi takes home a Grammy!

The writer-director recently took home the Grammy for Best Compilation Soundtrack for Visual Media for his smash hit Jojo Rabbit

#Taika Waititi  #ISINA  #Grammys 
March 30, 2021
Welcome to the new ISINA

Welcome to the new ISINA

It’s been a while. We have good news: we’re back! And we’ve been working on some exciting new changes for the ISINA community.

#ISINA  #ISINA Live  #ISINA arrival 
March 22, 2021
Paul Oakenfold scheduled to play AG Rugby opening game

Paul Oakenfold scheduled to play AG Rugby opening game

AG Rugby, Austin’s ML rugby team is scheduled to kick off their season on March 20, at Bold Stadium at the Circuit of the Americas.

#Paul Oakenfold  #Austin  #AG Rugby  #Bold Stadium  #ISINA 
March 03, 2021
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