“We the innumerable” OPERA

Our remarkable team had a successful vocal score reading at Opera America in February. Here are a few pictures from the event, and stay tuned for the workshop on June 9th, Opera America. Pictures are by Anahita Rouzbeh.

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Ensemble

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IRAN, 2009, In the wake of a manipulated election, protests and civil unrest have overtaken the city. A young couple, Roya & Siavash support the calls for justice but where Siavash is enthusiastic about joining the protests, Roya is afraid of the violence of the regime. The couple ventures into the streets, adding their voices to the protests. But the protest is broken up by violent militias and Roya end up in a cell questioned by Maryam and the Chief Interrogator.

Roya: Corrine Byrne
Siavash: Morgan Manifacier
Maryam & Ensemble: Amal El-Shrafi
Chief Interrogator & Ensemble: Mohsen Namjoo

Ensemble:
@Thomas Albanese
@Carlo Bunyi
@Chao Ma
@David Mather

Music Director: Dmitry Glivinskiy
Sound Board & Tech Manager: Sam Beebe

Featuring
Translations by Sholeh Wolpe, Sin: selected poems of Forugh Farrokhzad

Smithsonian Museum with ICE ensemble

Thank you Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art and marvelous International Contemporary Ensemble for an inspiring concert. I was so glad to hear work from my colleagues again including Golnaz Shariatzadeh Aida Shirazi and Anahita Abbasi.

Thank you Neil Gladd for the photos 🙂

Van Magazine Featuring IFCA

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In November 2019, Katja Heldt from VAN Magazin had an extensive and wonderful conversation with IFCA founders about the story of IFCA and its mission.

Today, we are honored to share with you the final results of the interviews, which is a comprehensive and engaging read. click HERE to read.

Please find the curated playlist of fifteen works by IFCA composers at the end of the article!

Martyna Kosecka, Bahar RoyaiKimia Koochakzadeh-YazdiSarrSewFarzia Fallah, Elnaz Seyedi, Shiva FesharekiAftab DarvishiGolnaz ShariatzadehRojin Sharafi, Lily Shababi, Homa Samiei, Anahita Abbasi, Niloufar Nourbakhsh, Aida Shirazi.