Beizai’s numerous published collections of arrangements for
piano of Persian folk-songs have recently been augmented by
Tavallodi digar (Rebirth) for voice and piano, based
on a poem by
Forouq Farrokhzad; Mahtab, Nowrouzkhani,
Sholeyl, and Concerto for
Tonbak and Orchestra (all orchestral works); and
Meydansalar for choir and symphony orchestra. He has
written several books based on his research in the fields of
Persian folk music and classical Persian music, including a
two-volume treatise on Persian harmony. He has translated
several internationally significant treatises on music into
Persian, including articles by Béla Bartók (About the folk
music) and Walter Piston’s Harmony. Beizai is
currently working on treatises on harmony, orchestration,
ear training, and counterpoint that will be more specific to
Persian music than the Western treatises on these subjects.
Also slated for publication in the near future are
additional folk song arrangements for piano, folk songs for
voice and piano, a cappella choral works, and chamber music.
Until 2008, Beizai taught at Tehran’s University of the Arts
and Conservatory of Music. In the current political climate,
he has withdrawn from public activity, preferring to focus
on his composing, writing, and publishing activities.
Since 2008, he is living in Germany, writing his
dissertation about the "Persian Music Theory and Harmony".