Kaleidoscope MusArt Concert Series


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**

** To be programmed in Kaleidoscope MusArt’s 2018-19 concert season.

Woman XXI International Conference in Portugal


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.

UTCMF: Knoxville, Tennessee

Live Stream is now available for University of Tennessee Contemporary Music Festival 2017: Kocham Trio presents White Helmets, as white as death” 

Eun Hae Grace Oh, flute
Micaela Fruend, viola
Jiwon Kim, violin



A PIANO MINI SERIES – Metropolis Ensemble



World Premiere of “F I X E D” Commissioned and performed by Pianist Erika Dohi alongside works by Andy Akiho, Anthony Davis, and Wadada Leo Smith, as well as Pianist Guy Mintus. For more info click HERE 

Photos by Michael Yu


Premiere of “America I Got to Know”

Symphony Number One successfully started its third season at Mount Vernon Place on August 23rd, 2017, in Baltimore. So honored that I got to be part of it. Take a look at their upcoming events HERE.

Click HERE for Baltimore Sun preview of the concert




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Group Motion, Philadelphia’s longest running contemporary dance company, continues with its Spiel Uhr Series presenting new performance works on June 4th, 7pm at the CEC’s Meetinghouse Theater, 3500 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia. Works include Solo Not Alone by San Francisco based choreographer, Aura Fischbeck, and Syria – A Fractal of We with music and video by New York based composer Niloufar Nourbakhsh, dance by the Group Motion Company, live music by Tom Motzer, and direction by Manfred Fischbeck. Partial proceeds will be donated to UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency.

For more info click HERE.


2017 songSLAM competition

SongSlam Competition
Here Theater, Manhattan

Nilou and Soprano Lisa Flanagan have been announced 3rd prize winners of 2017 SongSLAM – New Art Song Competition, hosted by Sparks and Wiry Cries, performing “Serenade” based on Pablo Neruda’s poetry.