Dr. Farshid Samandari’s music reflects his interest in contemporary classical vocabulary, spectral analysis, and extended techniques. In addition his profound faith in Unity in diversity stirred him toward utilizing different elements from a variety of non-western music and integrating different cultural music and vocabulary in his compositions. His doctoral thesis “Sparks of Union” is derived from his reflections on Unity in Diversity where he created new sonorities from free interaction among different musical languages. This vision directed him to collaborate with a variety of choirs and ensembles including Tehran National Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Intercultural Orchestra, Esprit Orchestra, Experimental Studio (Germany), Conlon Disklavier (Netherlands), Red Shift Vertical Orchestra, Atlas Ensemble (Netherlands), Turning Point Ensemble, Motion Ensemble, Musica Nova, Nu:bc Collective, Borealis String Quartet, Emily Carr String Quartet, Standing Wave Ensemble, Red Chamber Quartet, Orchid Ensemble, and Vancouver Peace Choir, as well as soloists such as Karin Aurel, Ariel Barnes, Neal Bennett, Jeremy Berkman, Connie Gitlin, Corey Hamm, Rachel Iwaasa, Garth Knox, Mark McGregor, Julie Nessrallah, Julia Nolan, Beth Orson, Heather Pawsey, Michael Strutt, Yamai Tsunao and Eric Wilson. His Apogee for the flute had won him Vancouver New Music 06, other half an aria from his upcoming chamber opera SunarcanuS was awarded as CUMS09 best composition and his trio coming home had won CUMS/CLC11. He is serving as the composer-in-residence for the Vancouver Intercultural Orchestra.