Famous Iranians > Musicians > AMIR HOSSEIN SAM'S MESSAGE IN MUSIC BY MILAD MOLAVI
Iranian Musician Spreads Hope
Amir Hossein Sam was born in 1978 in Tehran. He was introduced into the wonderful world of Persian music and poetry through his father Seyed Ahmad Sam. He started learning the Setar at the age of 8 at “the Centre for Preservation and Propagation of Persian Music”. He went to the UK in 1993 where he completed his B.S. in Neuroscience. He also qualified in Medicine from the University College London as the proxime accessit to the University of London Gold Medal. He accomplished his internal Medicine training in Oxford and is currently working as an Academic Clinical Fellow in Endocrinology and Diabetes for the Imperial College London. He has written several Medical textbooks.
Because of his love for music, Amir Hossein has continued working in that field as well. So far, he has release three 3 albums. The first is called “Maavaraaonnahr”, an improvisation piece in Rast-panjgaah with his brother Amir Ali Sam who plays the Tombak. The second is entitled “Sobh, Bahar, Baran” and the third is “Zard, Sorkh, Arghavani”. The latter 2 albums include songs based on his own poetry. Ammir Hossien set up the “Sayeh Ensemble” in 2006 and has performed his compositions in London and Paris. He has also published his poetry and music in his website “Yek sabad Avaze no”.
“Midaanam keh Miayi”, 'I know you are coming', this is his message to all of us, let's sing along with him too. Here is my interview with Amir Hossein Sam:
Milad Molavi: Where do you live now, and why you are there?
Amir Hossien Sam: I live in London. I practice Medicine, teach and do research here. I came to the UK in 1993 along with my parents.
MM: What did it take to you to become an Academic Clinical Flow and musician?
AHS: Love, hard work and time management.
MM: What are some of the upcoming projects or events that you have planned in the near future?
AHS: As a musician I am currently recording my new compositions for an album with Ashkan Kamangari (a talented young vocalist). We have also submitted a new album of Setar and Kamancheh improvisation called “beh pishvaze sobh” -played by myself and Sina Jahan-Abadi- to “Barbad Music”.
In the field of Medicine I am going to work on the physiological role of Kisspeptin (a novel hormone). I have also started teaching courses in London and Dubai for the Membership of Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom. I am currently co-authoring 4 textbooks: Oxford Handbook of Acute Medicine, Rapid Medicine, Rapid Differential Diagnosis and Lecture Notes on Endocrinology and Diabetes.
MM: Who are your favorite musician and poets and who has had the biggest influence on you?
My favourite poets are Rumi, Sa’di, Hafez & Sayeh. My Favourite musicians are masters Shajarian, Lotfi, Meshkatian and Ebadi. My father has had the biggest influence on my appreciation of Persian Music and Poetry.
MM: What is the sweetest memory of your professional life?
AHS: My first meeting with ‘Ostad Ebadi’ about 20 years ago.
MM: What is the bitterest memory of your professional life?
AHS: The day ‘Ostad Ebadi’ passed away.
MM: How has the audience reaction been to your music?
AHS: In our London concert when we started playing “Midaanam keh Miayi”, it was interesting to see that many people in the audience knew the song by heart and started singing along with us!
Also the fact that our music (such as the “Setar-Piano” piece or the “Zard, Sorkh, Arghavani” or “Midaanam keh Miayi” songs) has been put on numerous Persian websites and weblogs is very encouraging for us.
MM: What would be a big dream-come-true for you?
AHS: Finishing my latest album which is currently being recorded. It includes my best work so far in terms of melodies and poems.
MM: Where is your favorite place to perform and why?
AHS: Wherever there are hearts that beat with our music!
MM: We appreciate your taking the time to do this interview with PersianMirror