Anahita Abbasi

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…“Anahita’s music is powerful, vigorous and colorful. It embodies an unpredictable succession of instrumental textures, tremendous  timbral exploration and multilayered gestures.”… (Joshua Kosman, Mathew lorenzon & Harry Fiddler- San Francisco, Australia). “As it is also vivid from the titles of her works such as Dialogues, Situations, Distorted Attitudes, and etc; she investigates and gesticulate thoughts and feelings; At the same time it is manifestation/ observation of a scene or multiple scenes, which occur simultaneously; the content of which, however, never becomes more concrete, but remains delicate at the border. She has the tendency to take us with her music on a mystical, puzzling journey and leave us within our thoughts, to find out the “ending” ourselves.”…(Ernst. M. Binder- Austria)

Anahita Abbasi’s works have been performed around the world in various festivals such as: Darmstadt Ferienkurse (Germany), Ircam - Manifeste Academy – (France), Matrix –Experimental studio des SWR- (Germany), BIFEM (Australia), Klangspuren Schwaz (Austria), MISE-En festival (USA), Impuls festival (Austria), Time of music (Finland), Atlas festival (Netherlands), Grachten festival (Netherlands) and many others. 

 

In 2014, she received the work-scholarship from Experimentalstudio des SWR in Freiburg. A recipient of a 2015 Morton Gold ASCAP young composers award, Ms. Abbasi was also nominated in 2017 as the “women composers of our time” alongside Kaija Saariaho and Isabel Mundry. She is one of the founders of Schallfeld Ensemble in Graz, Austria.

 

Anahita Abbasi (b. 1985, Iran) graduated from the University of music and performing Arts Graz, Austria; where she studied music theory with Clemens Gadenstätter & composition with Beat Furrer and Pierluigi Billone; while working closely with Georges Aperghis, Franck Bedrossian and Philippe Leroux. Anahita is currently residing in San Diego and pursuing her Ph.D. in Composition with Rand Steiger at the University of California San Diego.

 
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Featured Pieces

Ordered by year. Most recent works appears first

Solo Instrument


Situation IV Io-E-iO (2019)
Intertwined Distances Commissioned by and dedicated to Mahan Esfahani (2018)
Intertwined Distances For solo Harpsichord and Electronics Commissioned by & dedicated to Mahan Esfahani (2018)
No, I am not roaming aimlessly for solo flute (2017)
Schattenfragmente for solo accordion (2011)

Instrument and Electronics


The Matter of Time Within Hadal & Epi (2018)

Chamber Group ( 2 - 4 instruments )


Enigma Patterns commissioned by Platypus Ensemble (2017)
Sirventès for Cello and Percussion (2017)
Distorted Attitudes V Coinciding Destinations (2017)
Moving Surfaces III Another Birth (2015)

Voices and Instruments


Seven Impressions for Voice and Percussion (2017)
Distorted Attitudes III-Scattered for Baritone and large Tam-Tam. (2014)

Chamber Ensemble (5 - 9 instruments)


The Matter of Time Within Hadal & Epi (2018)
Cordatum “companion piece" to Octandre By Varèse commissionedby Steven Schick (2017)
Situation III Je - Tu- Nous (2016)

Instrumental Music


Situation IV Io-E-iO (2019)
Intertwined Distances Commissioned by and dedicated to Mahan Esfahani (2018)
Intertwined Distances For solo Harpsichord and Electronics Commissioned by & dedicated to Mahan Esfahani (2018)
No, I am not roaming aimlessly for solo flute (2017)
Enigma Patterns commissioned by Platypus Ensemble (2017)
Sirventès for Cello and Percussion (2017)
Distorted Attitudes V Coinciding Destinations (2017)
Cordatum “companion piece" to Octandre By Varèse commissionedby Steven Schick (2017)
Situation I Incidents (2016)
FAAB IV A femme fatale (2016)
Moving Surfaces III Another Birth (2015)
Schattenfragmente for solo accordion (2011)

Mixed Ensemble


Situation II Dialoge (2016)

Percussion Ensemble


Situation III Je - Tu- Nous (2016)
Cordatum “companion piece" to Octandre By Varèse commissionedby Steven Schick (2017)
Distorted Attitudes III-Scattered for Baritone and large Tam-Tam. (2014)
Distorted Attitudes V Coinciding Destinations (2017)
Enigma Patterns commissioned by Platypus Ensemble (2017)
FAAB IV A femme fatale (2016)
Intertwined Distances For solo Harpsichord and Electronics Commissioned by & dedicated to Mahan Esfahani (2018)
Intertwined Distances Commissioned by and dedicated to Mahan Esfahani (2018)
Moving Surfaces III Another Birth (2015)
No, I am not roaming aimlessly for solo flute (2017)
Schattenfragmente for solo accordion (2011)
Seven Impressions for Voice and Percussion (2017)
Sirventès for Cello and Percussion (2017)
Situation I Incidents (2016)
Situation II Dialoge (2016)
Situation III Je - Tu- Nous (2016)
Situation IV Io-E-iO (2019)
The Matter of Time Within Hadal & Epi (2018)