Kimia Koochakzadeh Yazdi

Residence: Vancouver, Canada

Kimia Koochakzadeh Yazdi is a Persian composer based in Vancouver. Working with instrumental and electroacoustic media, she has actively collaborated on projects written for dance performance and film in addition to concert pieces. She seeks to incorporate into her music her experiences of the cultural contexts she has been living in so far. She was recently commissioned by Western From to write for their 8.2 octophonic sound system and her piece Displacement II for bass flute, bass clarinet and live electronics was premiered by Vancouver New Music in February 2019. Koochakzadeh Yazdi is currently the artist-in-residence at Media Arts Committee while studying composition at Simon Fraser University with Sabrina Schroeder, Owen Underhill and Mauricio Pauly.

Date: April 17, 2019

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