‘The Life of a Star’ is a five-movement chamber composition inspired by the life cycle of a sun-like star from birth to death. Each movement of this piece represents one of the stages of this cycle: the interstellar cloud, the sun, the red giant, the planetary nebula, and the white dwarf.


The internal interactions and imbalances of different natural forces inside a star, as well as its external shapes, shades, color threads, textures, sizes, and spatial transformations inform the musical material and its evolution throughout this piece.


‘The Life of a star’ is a 10-minute musical manifestation of a 10-billion year lifetime of a hot body of glowing gas.


© 2016-2019 Ali Nader Esfahani