Elnaz Seyedi (1982)

Elnaz Seyedi was born in Tehran in 1982, she studied piano with Ali Gorji and Farimah Ghawam-Sadri and music theorie and composition with Alireza Mashayekhi. From 2007 to 2017, she studied composition with Younghi Pagh-Paan and Jörg Birkenkötter at Hochschule für Künste in Bremen, with Caspar Johannes Walter at Hochschule für Musik in Basel and with Günter Steinke at Folkwang University of Arts in Essen. She has recieved awards and scholarships like Bernd-Alois-Zimmermann-Scholarchip of the City Cologne and Ensemble Phoenix Basel Competition prize in 2017 and DAAD Scholarship in 2016. In 2018/19 she is Composer in Residence at International Ensemble Modern Academy (IEMA) in Frankfurt am Main in Germany. Her music has been performed among others at numerous festivals such as Wittener Tage für Neue Kammermusik, the Acht Brücken Festival in Cologne, Zeiträume – Biennale für Neue Musik und Architektur Basel, Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik, Gaudeamus Muziekweek in Utrecht, Ciclo de Música Contemporánea de Lugo in Galicia, Festival Leicht über Linz, Biennale für aktuelle Musik in Bremen, the student Off-Program at the Donaueschinger Musiktage, the Next Generation Festival at ZKM Karlsruhe and the Klangwerktage in Hamburg.

List of Works

Nach neuen Meeren for clarinet and accordion (2018)
In den Lüften [ ] nicht eng for arciorgano and ensemble (2018)
Über/unter druck for string quartet (2018)
Fields of Time – the second Field for saxophon, piano and percussion (2018)
Fields of Time for piano solo (2018)
Monolog for trombone and archiorgano (2017)
Looking back/forward for 2 recorder players (2017)
Sense of a possibility for harp and violoncello (2017)
Detaillierter Blick for ensemble (13 Instruments) (2016/17)
Durchsichtig, verzweigt for 3 Violoncelli and Pedal Steel Guitar (2016)
Postkarte – Landschaft mit Regenbogen for alto flute, clarinet, violoncello and piano (2016)
zwischen[t]räume for ensemble (11 Instruments) (2016)
A very close look from far away for guitar, violoncello and video (2016)
Fragmente einer Erinnerung for flute, clarinet, violin, violoncello, piano and percussion (2015)
Seelenlandschaften for ensemble (11 Instruments) (2012/13)
Tiefblau for Silbermann organ (2010)
900 Pusteblumen an Y. for alto flute, bassclarinet, harp, violoncello and percussion (2010)
Aus der Singularität for flute, clarinet, bassoon, violin, viola and violoncello (2007/08)

Stationen – Rückblicke, Erzählungen for 8 singers (2019)
Behind the Seas for soprano, bass flute and piano (2017)
Nachtlied for five singers, clarinet and percussion (2009/10)

Im Wind voller Weltraum for oboe and electronic (2010)