Idin Samimi Mofakham

Born: Tehran, Iran, 1982

 

Current position/working place 
  • Co-founder , Artistic Manager and senior curator at Tehran Contemporary Music Festival TCMF (Since 2016)
  • Co-founder , Artistic Manager and senior curator at Contemporary Music Circle at TMOCA (Since 2015)
  • Co-founder and performer at SPECTRO DUO, Audio/Visual ensemble (Since 2013)
  • Co-founder and Artistic Manager of Spectro Center for New Music (Since 2013)
Education 

Academic Trainings:

Yerevan State Conservatory (Komitas Conservatory):

  • Master Studies in Composition - Maestro Ashot Zohrabian (2010-2011)
  • Bachelor Studies in Composition - Maestro Ashot Zohrabian (2005-2010)

Tehran Conservatory (Khoshnahad Peyman):

  •  B.A. in Classic Guitar; 2003-2005

Other Trainings:

  • Participated in Alvin Lucier, Richard Ayres , George Lewis, Phill Niblock, Philip Glass, Beat Furrer, Chaya Czernovin, Richard Barret, Christian Wolff, Bernhard Lang, Peter Ablinger, Carola Bauckholt , Petr Kotik’s composition Master Classes (since 2010)
  • Participated in Mr. Stefan Wirth’s composition Master Classes in Georgia (2011)
  • Participated in Prof. Meruzhan Simonian’s Symphonic Conducting Classes (2005-2010)

 

Residencies 
  • NODO (New Opera Days Ostrava), Czech Republic 2016
  • Ostrava Days 2015, Czech Republic 2015
  • 4020 Linz Festival - 'Die Farbe des Himmels' , Austria, 2015
  • VICC | Visby International Centre for Composers, Sweden 2014
  • LUCA – campus Lemmensinstituut, LEUVEN, Belgium 2014
  • Ostrava Days 2013, Czech Republic 2013
  • 4020 Linz Festival - 'spiegel.persien' , Austria 2013
  • Convergence days in Georgia, 2011

Selected Works 

Compositions:

  •  ReSearch(for Vocal Ensemble) (2017)
  •  Holography II (for Glissando Flute and Tape) (2017)
  •  Splashes (Five Sonoristic etudes for Ensemble) (2017)
  •  Muye I (Lament) (for vocal ensemble) (2016)
  •  An Oasis in Moment (for Tenor, Cello and Piano - on text by Sohrab Sepehri) (2016)
  •  Siyâh Mashq (for Cello, Piano and Tape) (2016)
  •  At the waters of Lethe (Opera in one Act, Libretto by Martyna Kosecka) (2016)
  •  Holography I (for Violin and Cello) (2015)
  •  Holography – Concerto for Piano and Strings (Dedicated to Martyna Kosecka) (2015)
  •  Ecliptic (for Tape) (2015)
  •  Poshte Kâjestân (for Soprano and Chamber Ensemble) (2015)
  •  Hommage à Komitas (for Soprano and Chamber Ensemble) (2014)
  •  Ludus Consonus No.10 (for Chamber Ensemble) (2014)
  •  Ludus Consonus No.9 (for Saxophone Quartet) (2014)
  •  Macro Cosmos No.4 (for Contrabass and Optional Live Electronics) (2014) 
  •  Macro Cosmos No.3 (for Clarinet in B and Optional Live Electronics) (2014) 
  •  Ludus Consonus No.8 (for Clarinet Quartet) (2014)
  •  Macro Cosmos No.2 (for Viola and Optional Live Electronics) (2014) 
  •  Ludus Consonus No.7 (for Soprano Sax, Accordion, Cello) (2014)
  •  Macro Cosmos No.1 (for Violin and Optional Live Electronics) (2014)
  •  Ludus Consonus No.6 (for Violin and Tape, Dedicated to Tania Sikelianou) (2014)
  •  Zurvan (for Large Orchestra, Dedicated to Martyna Kosecka) (2014)
  •  Ludus Consonus No.5 (for Piano Solo) (2014)
  •  Truth.Courage.Freedom (for 8 soloist choir , flute, clarinet and string quartet) (2014)
  •  Miniatures based on the Persian Folk songs (for Piano Solo) (2014)
  •  City Without you (for Tape) (2014)
  •  Ludus Consonus No.4 (for Bassoon and Piano) (2014) 
  •  Rajaz (Concerto for Tenor Horn and Chamber Ensemble, Dedicated to To Geert Callaert and Tim De Maeseneer) (2013)
  •  Ludus Consonus No.3 (for Piano 4 Hands, Dedicated to Martyna Kosecka) (2013) Listen
  •  Miserere (for Mixed Choir Acapella) (2013)
  •  Hesâr (for Recorder, Violin and Cello, Dedicated to XelmYa) (2013) Listen
  •  Pascal's triangle (Version for Two Pianos) (2013) Listen
  •  At the waters of Lethe (for two Violoncellos ) (2013)
  •  October Diaries (for Piano solo) (2012)
  •  Hommage A' Abolhasan Saba (for Violin and Cello) (2012) Listen
  •  Mirage... (for Water and String Trio) (2012) Listen
  •  Lullaby for Violin solo (dedicated to João DaSilva) (2012) 
  •  Ludus Consonus No.2(B) (for Four Instrument) (2012) Listen
  •  Ludus Consonus No.2 (for String Quartet) (2012) Listen
  •  Ludus Consonus No.1 (for Piano solo) (2011)
  •  Pascal’s triangle (for Piano solo) (2011) Listen
  •  Barf (The Snow) ( For Mezzo Soprano & Piano – On words by Mehdi Akhavan-sales) (2009) Listen
  •  Epitaph... (In Memory of Hamed Panahpour-Tehrani) (For String Trio & Flute) (2009) Listen
  •  Pastorale for 3 flutes in C (2009) Listen
  •  Hommage a Omar Khayam (for Soprano, Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Companelli, Piano) (2008)
  •  Monologue For Violin Solo - Dedicated To Nikray Kowsar (2008) Listen
  •  Seven Last Words From the Cross (Fo Male voice and string quartet) (2008) 
  •  Song Book - On words by Baba Taher (For Flute, Cello & Mezzo Soprano) (2007)
  •  Epilogue (Piece For Piano , violin & cello) (2007)
  •  Two Pieces For Cello And Piano (2007)
  •  Distant Light of Hope (Oboe, Clarinet in A , Violin & cello) (2007) 
  •  Piece For Mezzo Soprano & Piano – On words by Sohrab Sepehri (in Persian: Jonbesh-e Vajeh-e Zist) (2006) Listen
  •  In Memoriam... (For S.Q, Oboe, Piano Ad Lib.) (2006)
  •  Persian Images (For Piano) (2005)
  •  Untold Stories (For Piano) (2005)
  •  Five Miniatures (For Flute & piano) (2005)

Commissions 
  • Siyâh Mashq (for Cello, Piano and Tape) (2016) - by Opia Ensemble (Belgium)
  • At the watres of Lethe (Opera in one Act, Libretto by Martyna Kosecka) - by Petr Kotik for NODO 2016 Festival (Czech Republic)
  • Holography I - by Nivak Ensemble (Iran)
  • Holography – by Tehran Contemporary music Festival and Nilper Orchestra (Iran)
  • Poshte Kâjestân – by Collectif Quest Ensemble (France)
  • Hommage à Komitas – by 4020 Linz Festival  (Austria)
  • Macro Cosmos No.1 - by ACIMC (France)
  • Truth.Courage.Freedom - by AuditivVokal Dresden and Ensemble Moto Perpetuo (Germany and USA)
  • City Without you  - by Arina Art Gallery (Iran)
  • Ludus Consonus No.4 – by Ghent Bassoon Festival (Belgium)
  • Rajaz – by Ensemble Nieuwe Muziek o.l.v. Geert Callaert in Leuven (Belgium)
  • Hesâr - by XelmYa Trio (Germany)
  • Mirage... - by Iran Artists' Forum (Iran)
  • Anthem for the city of Qazvin (for chamber choir) - by Ministry of Art and Culture of Qazvin Province of Iran (2012) 
  • Epilogue - by Aram Khachaturian’s House Museum Found (Armenia)

Honors and Awards
 
  • Honorary Diploma from Composers Union of Armenia for Monologue for Violin solo, Armenian Young Composers Festival 2008
  • First Prize at the Areon Flutes Competition for Pastorale for 3 flutes, International Chamber Music Competition 2009, California, USA

Other Activities 
  • Permanent member of The Association of Iranian Contemporary Music Composers (ACIMC), since 2013
  • Founding member of Composition and Music Theory Department at Music Department of University of Applied Science and Technology in Tehran, Iran. (founded in 2011)
  • Head of composition faculty at Music Department of University of Applied Science and Technology, (2011-2015)
  • Permanent member of Iranian Society of Composers, since 2011
  • Tutor of Superior Music schools and colleges in Tehran. since 2011
  • Founder member of The Migraine Experimental Music Group (founded in 2002)

 




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