Goings on about town – New Yorker

Immense thanks to New Yorker for including “Serenade to Brooklyn”

“It’s an apt headline for this program of mostly vocal works, written by a group of Brooklyn-linked composers—including the Iranian Niloufar Nourbakhsh, the Mexican-American Pamela Martinez, and Cerrone, a Long Island native—whose diversity represents the borough’s expansiveness. They convene at Brooklyn Music School on Friday”.—Fergus McIntosh

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Forward Music Project Announced

In the face of division, hashtags, and soundbites, Forward Music Project 2.0: In This Skin commissions five new multimedia works for solo cello and provides space and time for audiences to listen deeply to, interact with, and contemplate the visceral joys and struggles of women.

Composers: Paola Prestini, Niloufar Nourbakhsh, Shelley Washington, Kamala Sankaram, Alex Temple

More info about Amanda Gookin and Forward Music Project 



CMS Welcomes Niloufar Nourbakhsh

The Community Music School of Webster University will welcome Niloufar Nourbakhsh as Guest Composer for their 2018-2019 Young Composers Competition.

About the Young Composers Competition

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 





Nilou in the Middletown Press

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.

Read the entire article HERE

5Q interview with Nilou!

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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.

More at I Care If You Listen


EDR Foundation announces winners

Many Thanks to Emilio del Rosario Music Foundation for announcing “F I X E D HbeaRt” written for piano and live electronics as the First Prize Winner of emerging composers competition. Performance will be in Chicago as part of Thirty Ears Festival – August 2018!

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Nilou performing HbeaRt with Pianist Erika Dohi


Video Premiere on ICIYL

Screen Shot 2018-06-05 at 12.09.31 AM.png“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:

I-Park Foundation Residency!

This summer, composers Theo ChandlerNatalie DraperMichael GilbertsonNiloufar Nourbakhsh and Octavio Vazquez will spend two weeks at I-Park in an intensely collaborative exchange with the Akropolis Reed Quintet, rehearsing and refining new concert works for a pair of all-premiere performances in Connecticut and New York City.

for more info click HERE

Nilou is among 16 finalists


Submissions were accepted from around the world through December 1, 2017. A panel of composers – including Ashley BathgateFelipe Pérez Santiago, and Mattie Kaiser – helped select sixteen of these compositions to move on to the live performance “Smackdown.” Invoke will perform the compositions in four rounds, and record all finalist pieces.