I create and perform electronic and audiovisual works, compose acoustic music for ensembles, build instruments, and frequently amalgamate these elements. Working with film, dance, and theatre is also an integral part of my practice.
I explore the unfamiliar familiar while constantly being motived by emotions and the perception of them. Musical extremes energizes my process, and finding ways to play with various musical thresholds is something that I am currently attracted to.
“Accidents” in music excite me because oftentimes they have become the basis of my pieces. Incorporating my Iranian culture and my encounters while having lived in Iran is important to my compositional process.
My work has been showcased internationally across Europe, North America, the UK, and Asia. Festival and organizations like the Iranian Female Composer Association, Music on Main, Western Front, Vancouver New Music, Ars Electronica Festival, Festival Ecos Urbanos, and Tehran Contemporary Sounds have featured my work.
I’ve collaborated with ensembles worldwide, including Distractfold, Bozzini Quartet, Loadbang, Dal Niente, Line Upon Line, and many more. The agency of the performers is important to me, and I value creating a sound world unique to each collaborative situation.
I hold a BFA from Simon Fraser University, where I studied with Sabrina Schroeder and Mauricio Pauly. Currently, I am pursing a DMA in music composition at Stanford University, where I spend the majority of my year.