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Darius is an Iranian-American composer and performer currently based in London.

His work often approaches static, cyclical, re-used, and severely limited musical material in various forms of ‘open’ scores.

He is undertaking an Artist Master’s at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, learning with Laurence Crane, where he also studied at an undergraduate level with Paul Newland and Paul Whitmarsh. 

As a composer he has worked with such musicians and ensembles as the London Chamber Orchestra, Francesco Dillon, Britten Sinfonia, Quatuor Bozzini, and the De Kooning Quartet and his music performed at St. John’s Smith Square, The Place, Milton Court Concert Hall, Hundred Years Gallery, All Saints Blackheath, and The Courtauld Gallery.

As a performer he is interested in approaching experimental repertoire, drone, and free improvisation, often with harmonium, percussion, or live electronics, as well as making and presenting independent radio shows.

His studies have been supported by the Guildhall School Trust.

He enjoys two-word piece titles and crossword puzzles.
©Darius Paymai 2023please contact for scores, CV, further info, recordings, or just to say hello