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  • 5 references 3 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English, Persian (Farsi); learning English, French, German
  • 34, Male
  • Member since 2011
  • Musician/Composer
  • PhD student in Music Composition
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About Me

I'm currently doing a PhD in music composition at the University of Iowa. Also, I'm taking portraits of the people around me with my father's old camera. You could find the photos I've taken here: https://www.instagram.com/ramin_roshandel/

Also, my music here:


I love nature and the people. I'm a little bit moody and passive in making a connection with the people but I believe that real friends will stay friends forever.


-reality is the beginning, not the end (William Blake)-

-چون نیست ز هر چه هست جز باد بدست، چون هست به هرچه هست نقصان و شکست/ انگار که هرچه هست در عالم نیست، پندار که هرچه نیست در عالم هست (خيام)-

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


to meet new people from different cultures and share our experiences.
I've hosted a German couple and we're still friends and it's awesome!


  • culture
  • literature
  • contemporary art
  • politics
  • classical music
  • world music
  • hiking
  • anthropology
  • calligraphy
  • languages
  • hitchhiking
  • cinema
  • film photography
  • sushi
  • mountain climbing
  • analog photography
  • languages and cultures
  • haiku
  • portrait photography
  • contemporary music
  • multimedia art
  • race
  • persian poetry
  • persian classical music

Music, Movies, and Books

Persian art music, Classical music, Contemporary music, World music; Beethoven, Bach, Ligeti, Schnittke, Schoenberg, Berg, Stravinski, Bartok, Shostakovich, Hormoz Farhat, Samin Baghtcheban, Ahmad Ebadi, Keyhan Kalhor, Shajarian, Alizadeh, Lhasa, Mariza, Tomani Diabate, Ali Farka toure, Arvo Pärt, Gidon Kremer, Gil Shaham, Toru Takemitsu
, Wolfgang Rihm, Elliott Carter

Michael Haneke, Andrei Tarkovsky, Jim Jarmusch, Asghar Farhadi, Woody Allen, Kiarostami, von Trier

Heinrich Böll, J.D. Salinger, Jacques Prevert, Ahmad Shamlou, Sa'di, Hafez, Rumi, Neruda, Marquez, Kundera, Ishigoro, Roman Garry, Paul Eluard, Mayakovski, Haiku

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Hitch-hiking from Bandar-e Abbas to Chabahar (670km*2)

Teach, Learn, Share

I can teach Iranian music, cause I used to be a "Setar" instrucor. I'm interested in talking about the music or generally art and also politics with other people. I'm also a cooking enthusiast!

Countries I’ve Visited

Armenia, United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

Armenia, Iran, United States

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