Since 2004, the Young Composers Competition (YCC) sponsored by Arden and Harry Fisher at the Community Music School of Webster University has recognized and encouraged the efforts of those between the ages of 12 and 21 who are involved in the creative process of composing music. This program, unique to the St. Louis region, is an open competition which has received submissions from St. Louis and throughout the nation. MORE INFORMATION
EAST HADDAM — I-Park, New England’s leading open-air and closed-studio laboratory for creative pursuits in the arts and in nature, presents Detroit-based Akropolis Reed Quintet at a pair of all-premiere concerts, first at I-Park on Saturday at 7 p.m, then at Roulette Intermedium in Brooklyn, N.Y. Monday, Aug. 6, 7:30 pm.
Niloufar Nourbakhsh is a versatile composer and pianist who has collaborated with Symphony Number One, Spark and Echo Project, Women Composers Festival of Hartford, and many others. She has written for string quartet and orchestra, as well as for fixed media and voice, including her composition “An Aria for the Executive Order,” which is a response to the Trump administration’s Muslim ban. Aside from composing and performing, Nilou keeps busy as founder and organizer of the Iranian Female Composers Association (IFCA), which endeavors to bring together and promote the work of female-identifying composers, both from and living in Iran.
“What is love? What is your biggest fear? Would the miracle ever come? Pamela recorded her voice in response to my questions, giving guidance to a friend like a sister or a mother.” Video premiere from a collaboration between Teletextile, Niloufar Nourbakhsh, and Naomi Moser: https://icareifu.li/2J6NfPD
Happy to announce I have received special citation award for powerful and sincere musical expression of perennial and current, individual and collective humanistic and existential topics: “HbeaRt” for piano and live electronics.
Niloufar Nourbakhsh: “HbeaRt” from F I X E D HbeaRt for Piano and Live Electronics/Fixed Audio Media**
Many thanks to Penny Brandt (Connecticut University) and her translator Miguel Campinho for including excerpts from An Aria For The Executive Order as part of her conference paper Harmonic Transgressions: Transnational Activism by Women Composersgiven at the Woman XXI International Conference in Porto, Portugal on 29 September 2017. The lecture also included discussion of work by Tawnie Olson, and Sadie Harrison.