Ashkan Fakhr (1986)
Biography

Ashkan Fakhr-Tabatabaie’s artistic and scholarly works are interwoven. He has intuitively adapted psychoacoustical and music theory considerations as the crucial components of his artistic language to accompany intuitive musical ideas rooted in his diverse musical background. With life as the primary source of inspiration, he has composed instrumental, electroacoustic, and creative multimedia pieces. His works have been commissioned and/or presented by Utah Philharmonia, Ukraine National Symphony Orchestra, Nova Chamber Ensemble, Fry Street String Quartet, Tribeca Ensemble, American Creator Ensemble, New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival (NYCEMF), Oregon Bach Festival (OBSCF), MOXsonic Festival, VU Symposium, Melange Festival, OpenWest Conference, SLC Library, Salty Cricket, Abron Art Center, among others. He is also an active conductor and performer of contemporary music and a scholar developing new music theories that integrate conventional music theories with perceptual perspectives. Currently, he is a Ph.D. candidate and a graduate teaching assistant teaching music theory and music technology courses at the University of Utah.

List of Works

Chromesthesia for live visuals, painter, flute, horn percussion, and cello (2017)
Postsynaptic Mold for violin, cello, and piano (2015)
Apophenica for flute, tuba, percussion, piano, and violin (2015)
String Quartet No. 1 for 2 violins, viola, and cello (2015)

Five Years for full orchestra (2013)

Lament for violin, electric guitar, and live electronics (2018)
Tuning up for any three instruments and live electronics (2018)
Concerto for Conductor live electronics, Kinect and conductor (2017)
Metamorphosis for Fix Media (eight-channels) (2016)