Iranian composer born 1 July 1981 in Tehran.
Sina Fallahzadeh was born in Iran in 1981. He earned his master’s degree in piano performance from the Art University of Tehran and then traveled to France to study composition at the Conservatoire à rayonnement régional (CRR) in Paris, the Pôle supérieur d’enseignement artistique Paris Boulogne-Billancourt (PSPBB), and at the Geneva University of Music. In Paris, he studied composition with Gérard Pesson, Édith Canat de Chizy, and Denis Dufour; in Geneva, with Michael Jarrell and Luis Naón. In addition, he studied computer music with Alireza Mashayekhi in Tehran, and with Éric Daubresse in Geneva.
In 2015-2016, he participated in Cursus, (the IRCAM’s composition and computer music course). He is currently pursuing his doctorate in musicology with Pierre Couprie at the Sorbonne, working on a doctoral thesis titled “Metaphysics of Space in the Oeuvre of Marco Stroppa.”
In 2012, he was a finalist in the Métamorphoses competition, and in 2013 he won the Luigi Russolo competition.
The singularity of his compositions comes from the mixing of elements from a rich cultural background with those of modern, contemporary language. These elements are drawn from a wide variety of cultures, eras, and places. For Fallahzadeh, each work represents a deep relationship with culture. He draws inspiration from distant cultural references and images, objects from far away, symbols, and poetry. The morphological development of sound gestures, the evolution of timbre and spatial interactions among different sound layers have a crucial place in his musical composition.
While his music is not directly inspired by Iranian musical traditions, it draws from them in its mode of temporality, its “smooth and continuous time.” Similarly, the unified form of traditional Persian music influences his compositions.
Fallahzadeh has collaborated in many workshops, master classes, and courses with composers such as Franck Bedrossian, Marco Stroppa, Hèctor Parra, and Frédéric Durieux. His compositions have been performed in France, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, the United States, Croatia, Estonia, the Ukraine, and Iran, by many international ensembles including 2e2m, Ensemble Itinéraire, the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Du bout du Monde, and XelmYa+.
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Site du compositeur, Musiques & Recherches.
- Solo (excluding voice)
- elec Eos for violin and recorded sounds (2012)
- Oxus for violin (2014)
- Iaxarte for cello (2015)
- Oiseaux muets for piano (2015), Maison ONA
- Manigance for piano (2016)
- elec ircam Ircam cursus Nafir for saxophone and electronics (2016), 10 mn
- Hommage à Éric Daubresse for piano (2018)
- Tchista for flute (2018), Note en Bulle Éditions
- Finite, infinite for solo piano (2021)
- Toccatina for solo clarinet (2021)
- Épilogue for solo piano (2022)
- Funambule for solo flute (2022)
- Micmac for solo flute (2022)
- Sakura for solo flute (2022)
- Chamber music
- elec Papillon d'hiver for three flutes and recorded sounds (2013)
- Pazyryk for saxophone quartet (2017)
- Shamhat for violin and piano (2017)
- Ombres indécises for sextet (2019), BabelScores
- Etendue infinie, saturée de lumière for Western concert flute, viola and electric guitar (2020), 4 mn, Note en Bulle Éditions
- Parenthèse for flute, viola and harp (2020)
- Seul reste le désert for Western concert flute, cello and piano (2020), 9 mn 50 s, Note en Bulle Éditions
- Nébuleuse for flute, clarinet, vibraphone, violin, viola and cello (2021), 8 mn about , Note en Bulle Éditions
- Ziggurat for four bassoons (2022)
- Instrumental ensemble music
- Vocal music and instrument(s)
- A cappella vocal music
- Electronic music / fixed media / mechanical musical instruments
- elec Boîte du néant acousmatic music (2011)
- elec Exile acousmatic music (2012)
- elec Une voix perdue dans le désert acousmatic music (2012)
- elec Au bord de désert acousmatic music (2013)
- elec Contemplation acousmatic music (2013)
- elec Étoile filante acousmatic music (2013)
- elec Hommage acousmatic music (2013)
- elec Le bruissement de l'aile de Gabriel acousmatic music (2013)
- elec Odeur de ses cheveux acousmatic music (2013)
- elec Hymne aux eaux acousmatic music (2014)
- elec Moderato cantabile (hommage à Marguerite Duras) acousmatic music (2014)
- elec Spazio divino acousmatic music (2014)
- elec Désir inassouvi acousmatic music (2015)
- elec Incantation acousmatic music (2016)
- elec Ziggurat acousmatic music (2017)
- Arche acousmatic piece (2020)
- Arche acousmatic piece
- Etendue infinie, saturée de lumière for Western concert flute, viola and electric guitar, 4 mn, Note en Bulle Éditions
- Parenthèse for flute, viola and harp
- Seul reste le désert for Western concert flute, cello and piano, 9 mn 50 s, Note en Bulle Éditions
- elec ircam Yasnâ for choir and electronics
- elec Au bord de désert acousmatic music
- elec Contemplation acousmatic music
- elec Hommage acousmatic music
- elec Le bruissement de l'aile de Gabriel acousmatic music
- elec Odeur de ses cheveux acousmatic music
- elec Papillon d'hiver for three flutes and recorded sounds
- elec Étoile filante acousmatic music
- elec Boîte du néant acousmatic music
- Site de Sina Fallahzadeh : www.sinafallahzadeh.strikingly.com
- Note en Bulle éditions : www.noteenbulle-editions.com
- SoundCloud : www.soundcloud.com
- Chaîne YouTube : www.youtube.com
- « Ombres indécises pour six musiciens de Sina Fallahzadeh » dans Création mondiale d’Anne Montaron sur France Musique le 10 janvier 2021.
- Sina Fallahzadeh dans Le Portrait contemporain d’Arnaud Merlin sur France Musique le 29 mai 2019.
(liens vérifiés en mars 2023).
- Sina FALLAHZADEH, Astanegi, dans « New Music in Iran. Volume 3 », 1 cd Mahoor, 2015, M. CD 553.
- Sina FALLAHZADEH, Étoile filante, dans « The Art Of Noise - 100 Years Anniversary », 1 cd, 2013.
- Sina FALLAHZADEH, Une voix perdue dans le désert, dans « Métamorphoses 2012 », 2 cd Musiques & Recherches, 2012, MR 2012 / 2013.