• Sina Fallahzadeh

    Contemporary Music Composer

  • Biography

    Sina Fallahzadeh (b.1981) is an Iranian composer, living in Paris.

     

    Sina studied composition at the Conservatoire à rayonnement régional (CRR) de Paris, at Pôle supérieur d'enseignement artistique Paris Boulogne-Billancourt (PSPBB), and at Haute école de musique (HEM) in Geneva.

     

    Prior to that he earned his master degree in piano performance from Art university of Teheran.

     

    From 2015-2016, he attended to the IRCAM’s practical training in Composition and Computer Music (cursus) in Paris.

     

    Sina was a finalist in 2012 Métamorphoses competition, the winner of the Luigi Russolo competition in 2013 and among the winners of the "Diaphonia and XelmYa+" in 2017.

     

    Sina has studied composition with Gérard Pesson, Denis Dufour and Édith Canat de Chizy in Paris. As in Geneva he had the chance to study composition with Michael Jarrell as well as Luis Naón and computer music with Éric Daubresse. And in Tehran with Alireza Mashayekhi.

     

    Sina collaborated closely and frequently in numerous workshops, master-classes and courses with many composers such as Franck Bedrossian, Marco Stroppa, Hèctor Parra and Frédéric Durieux.

     

    His music compositions has been featured in France, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, USA, and Iran.

     

    Sina is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in musicology with Pierre Couprie at the Sorbonne University while working on "History and Analysis of space and Spatialization in acousmatic Music."

     

    Sina is the members of "The Association of Iranian Contemporary Music Composers (ACIMC).

     

    Sina is considered as composers integrating elements of rich cultural background with modern and contemporary elements to acquire a singularity of a unique perspective.

     

    The selected elements come from various musical cultures, historical epochs and geographical places. Each piece for him has a very profound relationship with culture.

     

    Hence the source of inspiration seeded in the cultural references and images coming from far away, or in objects and symbols belonging to somewhere else.

     

    The morphological development of the sound gestures and the evolution of the timbre have a crucial place in his musical composition.

  • SoundCloud

  • Videos

    Nafir for Saxophone & electronic (2016)

    Compositeur : Sina Fallahzadeh (Cursus d'Ircam 2015-2016)
    Création : 15 avril 2016 – Centre Pompidou, Paris
    Saxophone : Jonathan Radford
    Notice :
    En persan, « nafir » signifie un cri tendu et triste. C’est également un instrument à vent similaire au shofar. On le classe dans la famille des cornes et jadis il était couramment utilisé au Moyen-Orient et en Perse. «Nafir » désigne aussi une mélodie (« gouché ») dans le répertoire de la musique traditionnelle persane (radif). Dans cette pièce je me suis surtout inspiré de l'aspect poétique et de l'état archaïque du « nafir ». Un cri crispé et étouffé venu d'un autre temps qui proteste et qui exprime un désir insaisissable, une consolation inassouvie.

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    Bâd-e-Sabâ (2013)

    Music: Sina Fallahzadeh / Video: Hannah Darabi

    Images & Montage: Ashkan Noroozkhani

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    Blanc sur la nuit for ensemble(2015)

    d’après « outrenoir » de Pierre Soulages

    Compositeur : Sina Fallahzadeh
    Direction : Ahmed Farag, Flûte : João Meireles, Clarinette : Roberto Serra Santos, Harpe : Aurélie Communal, Violon : Maxime Alliot,

    Violoncelle : Laura Sanchez Batalla, Création: 22 mai 2015, Grande Salle de Haute École de Musique de Genève,
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    Oiseaux Muets for piano

    "Hommage à Maurice Ravel"
    à Gerard Pesson

    (2015)

    Compositeur : Sina Fallahzadeh
    Piano: Trami Nguyen
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    Manigance for piano(2016)

    à Alireza Mashayekhi

    Compositeur : Sina Fallahzadeh
    Piano: Trami Nguyen
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    Oxus for violin(2014)

    Compositeur : Sina Fallahzadeh
    Violin: Elise Douillez
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    Ziggurat (2017)

    Compositeur : Sina Fallahzadeh
    acousmatic
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    Étoile filante (2013)

    Compositeur : Sina Fallahzadeh
    acousmatic,

    first prize of Luigi Russolo competition (2013)
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    Désir inassouvi (2015)

    Compositeur : Sina Fallahzadeh
    acousmatic,

    “ […] Lost are we, and are only so far punished, That without hope we live on in desire.” Dante, The Divine Comedy, Inferno, Canto IV
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    J.S. Bach, Fugue BWV 944 in a minor

    piano: Sina Fallahzadeh

  • Events

    Upcoming Events

    (under construction)

    • June 2019: Métanoïa for ensemble, bass (voice) and electronics: Commission of Ensemble L'Itinéraire in collaboration with Ircam, Festival ManiFeste Ircam 2019, world premiere
    • 10-14/07/2018: Pazyryk for saxophone quartetzagreb sax congress, http://www.zagrebsaxcongress.com/index.php/en/,  Ensemble Du bout du monde, world premiere​
    • 23/06/2018: Zurwān​ for orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, direction: Peter Rundel, Festival ManiFeste Ircam 2018, world premiere, http://www.maisondelaradio.fr/evenement/concert-symphonique/festival-manifeste-ircam
    • 01/06/2016: Nafir for saxophone & electronics: Grosser Saal, 4051 Bâle, Suisse, Saxophone Noa Mick, https://www.noamick.com/events-1
    • Tchista for flute and one dancer, Collège Franco-Britannique, Cité Internationale universitaire de Paris​​, world premiere​, flûte: Vanessa Mabrouk, dance: Blandine Laignel
    • April 2018: Oxus for violin: International Music of youth Forum, Kiev, Ukraine, Violin: Dmytro Lynnyk
    • 2018: Tammuz ​ for Basson
    • 2018: Shamhat for piano and violin

    Previous Events

     

    • 12/11/2017: Oxus for violin: Acker Stadt Palast, Akerstraße 169, 10115 Berlin, Violin: Alexa Renger  https://www.facebook.com/events/203747883483710/acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A%2294%22%2C%22action_history%22%3A%22null%22%7D      
    • 06/09/2017: Oxus for violinCalifornia Institute of the Arts
      24700 McBean Parkway Valencia, California 91355, Violin: Andrew McIntosh, https://calarts.edu/about/news-and-events/events-calendar/event-details/welcome-students-concert 
    • 23/08/2017: Le bruissement de l’aile de Gabriel (acousmatic): Futura Festival, Espace Soubeyran, 26400 Crest, Rhone-Alpes, France 
    • 09/06/2017: Bâd-e-Sabâ (video)l'Ourcq Blanc, Paris, Festival "Supermarket of Sounds"
    • 04/05/2017: Abgineh for 8 voices, violon & electronics: Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, Iran, 
    • 27/04/2017: Bâd-e-Sabâ (video)Musé d'art modern de la ville de Paris-Le Carreau du temple, Festival VideoBox   http://www.carreaudutemple.eu/s-ances
    • 14/03/2017: Oxus for violinBoston Court, Los Angeles, Violin: Andrew McIntosh http://www.bostoncourt.com/events/337/a-musical-gesture-of-welcome-and- openness
    • 18/12/2016: Abgineh for 8 voices, violin or kamancheh & tape: Ehsan hall, Shiraz, Iran, Conducted by : Nader Mashayekhi, world premiere
    • 05/05/2016: Désire inassouvi (acousmatic): Conservatoire de Boulogne-Billancourt, France
    • 25/05/2016: Désir inassouvi (acousmatic): Anis gras, Arceuil, France
    • Oxus for violin: 16th Mai 2016, Collège Franco-Britannique, Cité Internationale universitaire de Paris, Violin: Marco Fusi
    • 17/04/2016: Oiseaux muets for piano, Collège Franco-Britannique, Cité Internationale universitaire de Paris, Piano: Trami Nguyen
    • 17/04/2016: Manigance for piano: Collège Franco-Britannique, Cité Internationale universitaire de Paris, Piano: Trami Nguyen, world premiere
    • 15/04/2016: Nafir for saxophone & electronics: Centre Pompidou, Paris, world premiere, Saxophone: Jonathan Radford
    • 14/06/2015: Oiseaux muets for piano: Centre Culturel Zoroastrien, Paris, Piano: Layla Ramezan
    • 22/05/2015: Blanc sur la nuit for ensemble:  Haute école de musique de Genève, Conducted by: Ahmed Farag, world premiere
    • 25/11/2014: Oxus for violin: Cathédrale Arménienne Catholique Sainte-Croix-De-Paris, Violin: Elise Douillez, world premiere
    • 14/06/2014: Spazio divino (acousmatic): Bibliothèque Buffon, Paris, world premiere
    • 12/06/2014: Moderato cantabile (acousmatic): Bibliothèque Buffon, Paris, world premiere
    • 10/06/2014: Bâd-e-Sabâ (video): Mairie du 2e arrondissement, Paris
    • 05/06/2014: Spazio datemi for Mezzo-soprano, 2 percussionistes & tape: Conservatoire de Boulogne-Billancourt, France, Mezzo-soprano: Paola Mazzoli, world premiere
    • 30/05/2014: Alborz for ensemble: Salle Marcel Landowski, CRR de Paris, Ensemble 2e2m, world premiere
  • List of selected works

    Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would like have any scores

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    2018

    Zurwān​ for orchestra

    Tchista for flute solo

     

    2017

    Shamhat for violin and piano

    Pazyryk for saxophone quartet

    Ziggurat acousmatic

    2016

    Hommage à Jean-Claude Risset for piano

    Abgineh for eight voices, violin or kamancheh & tape

    Nafir for saxophone & electronics

    Manigance for piano

    Vide lumineux for ensemble

    Incantation acousmatic

    2015

    Désir inassouvi acousmatic

    Oiseux muets for piano

    Blanc sur la nuit for ensemble

    Iaxarte for cello

    2014

    Oxus for violin

    Alborz for ensemble

    Spazio datemi for mezzo-soprano, 2 pecissionistes & tape

    Mey for soprano or baritone

    Spazio divino acousmatic

    Moderato cantabile (hommage a Maguerite Duras) acousmatiqe

    Hymne aux eaux acousmatic

    2013

    Bâd-e-Sabâ video

    Papillon d'hiver for 3 flutes & tape

    Étoile filante acousmatic

    Au bord de désert acousmatic

    Le bruissement de l'aile de Gabriel acousmatic

    Odeur de ses cheveux acousmatic

    Hommage acousmatic

    Contemplation acousmatic

    2012

    Une voix perdue dans le désert acousmatic

    Rosée du matin ensemble & tape

    Exile acousmatic

    Eos for violin & tape

    2011

    Boîte du néant acousmatic

    2010

    La chouette aveugle for ensemble

    Prolegomena for ensemble

  • Discography

    "Étoile filante", 1st prize of Luigi Russolo competition (2013)

    Étoile filante, 1st prize of Luigi Russolo competition 2013

     

    "Une voix perdue dans le désert" Métamorphoses competition

    Une voix perdue dans le désert: Métamorphoses 2012

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