a young Iranian composer based in Yerevan, multidisciplinary artist, and art director whose works are influenced by creative technologies. Born in Hamedan, Iran, Azadi began studying classical Persian setar at the age of nine. In 2012, he enrolled in Armenia's Yerevan State Conservatory, where he majored in composition and began mastering the ins and outs of the visual programming language Max/MSP through an online course offered by the Massachusetts College of Art. His most recent works fall under the umbrella of electroacoustic and experimental music, and are often accompanied by audio-visual effects, performance art or improvised dance and theatre. With a background in math and computer sciences, Āzādi has also explored ways to combine modern approaches to sound with acoustic and folk music. To date, his works have been performed in France, Italy, Germany and Greece in addition to his native and temporary homelands of Iran and Armenia.

CV

Skills:
Music Composition (acoustic, electronic and electroacoustic),
Studio Work (production, mix and mastering), Field Recording, Sound Visualization and Live Video Processing, Musical Programming, DIY Instrument Building, Web Design

Working Software(s):
Ableton Live, MaxMSP, Reaktor, Kontakt, Resolume, Cell DNA, Sony Vegas,
Adobe Premiere, Adobe After Effects, WordPress

Education:
• Allameh Helli School in Hamedan (National Organization for Development of Exceptional Talents) – (2007–2011)
High school diploma in Mathematics and Physics
• Yerevan State Conservatory named after Komitas (2011-2017)
Bachelor of Classical Composition
• Massachusetts College of Arts Online Courses (2016) – principles of musical programming with MaxMSP

Linguistic proficiency:
English - Advance
Armenian – Advance
Persian – Mother tongue

Compositions:
• “Autumnal Wind” – for Piano (2011)
• Variations No.1 – for Piano (2012)
• “Who are these?...” – for Soprano and Piano on a text by Hovhannes Shiraz (2012)
• “A short narrative of earthquake” – duet for Violin and Cello (2013)
• Music for Clarinet, Piano, Percussions and Tape (2013)
• “Dune Haaye Barf (Snowflakes)”- for Soprano and Piano (2014)
• Couplets of Baba Taher – for mixed choir (2014)
• “The wound is the place where the light enters you” - duet for two Flutes (2014)
• “Tintinnabulian Dream”- for Organ (2014)
• “Passacaglia” - for Piano (2014)
• “Meditation No.1” - for Piano (2014)
• “Echoes of Solitude” – for solo Violin (2014)
• “Meditation No.2”- for Piano (2014)
• Sonata No.1 - for Piano (2014)
• “Kairos” – for solo violin and live electronics (2015)
• “From Past-Present-Future to Freedom: A Musical Confession” – for Alto Saxophone, Tape, Live Electronics and Two Video Projectors (2015)
• “Y Generation” – for Alto Saxophone, 5 Channel Tape, Live Electronics, Video Projector and Motion Capture Sensor (for 3 performers) – 2015
• “Adequacy≠ abnormal behavior” for solo cellist, photo printer, video projection and light bulb (2016)
• "Chaotic Encounter of Stillness" for string quartet, trumpet, 2x trombones, electric guitar, electric bass and sine wave (2016)
• "Question sexuelle" - for prepared piano, 3 violins, 2 contrabasses, 2 flutes, clarinet in Bb and recorded narration (2016)
• "Hartmann" - for piano and orchestra (2017)

Experimental Music:
• Experimental Art Performance - Music & Painting - No.1 (2014) (collaboration with Arghavan Azadi and Anahita Pourya)
• Experimental Music for Piano and Live Electronics No.1 [4 channels] (2014) (collaboration with Hasmik Hakobyan)
• “Structured Experience” – for viola, electric guitar, electric bass and live electronics (2015) (collaboration with Mehdi Hesamizadeh) [performed at Akanat Café-Art Gallery in April 04 2015, Yerevan, Armenia]
• “Towards Literature” – for viola, prepared piano and live electroics (2015) (collaboration with Mehdi Hesamizadeh) [performed at “The LOFT” self-development center in April 09 2015, Yerevan, Armenia]
• “Behind the Noise” – experimental music and painting – for painter, viola and live electronics (2015) (collaboration with Mehdi Hesamizadeh and Arghavan Azadi) [performed at Akanat Café-Art Gallery in April 14 2015, Yerevan, Armenia]
• “From Past-Present-Future to Freedom: A Musical Confession” – Aleatoric piece for Alto Saxophone, Tape, Live Electronics and Two Video Projectors (2015) [Commissioned by Akanat Café-Art Gallery in Yerevan, Armenia, performed in May 16 2015]
• “Meditation with Sounds: A Musical Experience” – An Electroacoustic performance for 15 listeners with headphones [Performed in June 20 2015 – Aeon Anti Café, Yerevan, Armenia]
• “Water, Noise, Light: A post industrial journey ” – Improvisations for ethnic flute, percussive sounding canvas, water bowl, live electronics, two electric guitars and video projector (2015) (collaboration with Marut Marutyan) [performed at “Aghveran Park Resort Concert Hall, in July 10 2015 during the Intercultural Festival (ICF) in Aghveran, Armenia]
• "A brief sonic history of America" - for 2 loudspeakers and video projector (2015) [Performed in July, 11, 2015 - Akanat Cafe-Art Gallery, Yerevan, Armenia]
• Experimental Electroacoustic Performance – for viola, live electronics and video projection (collaboration with Mehdi Hesamizadeh) [performed at “Parsan” Art Institute August 08 2015, Tehran, Iran]
• Minimal Music Performance – for Viola, Piano, Electric Guitar, Live electronics and pre-recorded video (collaboration with Arshia Samsaminia and Mehdi Hesamizadeh) [performed at “Moje No” Theatre House in August 15 2015, Tehran, Iran]
• Experimental Music Performance – for Viola, Cello, Electric Guitar, Hammond Organ, Live electronics and sound objects (collaboration with Mehdi Hesamizadeh, Arshia Samsamiania, Farhad Hagh Salemi, Sina Seyrafi) [performed at “DA” Theatre House in August 21 2015, Tehran, Iran]
• “Y Generation” – for Alto Saxophone, 5 Channel Tape, Live Electronics, Video Projector and Motion Capture Sensor (for 3 performers) – 2015 (collaboration with Anahit Ter-Sargsyan, David Alex Sisti) [Performed in December 27 2015, Komitas National Chamber Musica Hall, Yerevan, Armenia]
• Premiere of “Enhanced Interrogation” in the program of Berlin CTM Festival 2016 — MusicMakers Hacklab, Future Rituals Finale, February/07/2016, 17:00 at HAU2, Berlin, Germany
• Noise Music - Manifesto of Transfigured Poetry [Lecture and Performance] - Studio 20, Yerevan, Armenia, 15 April 2016
• “gaLARUM” - Audiovisual Dance Performance - “toDay” Conceptual Art Fesrtival at NPAK Center for Experimental Contemporary Arts, Yerevan, Armenia, 16 April 2016
• DIACHRONY – TRANSFORMING MOVEMENT INTO LIGHT AND SOUND
• Experimental Multidisciplinary Performance – Small Theatre, Yerevan 6th, 7th, 8th of May 2016
• Distorted Roots – “Awake” – A Post-Rock Performance for Alt-Saxophone, Voice, Didgeridoo, Drums, Keyboards and Electronics – Responsible for Live Electronics, Sound Design & the Keyboard Player – Melrose Pub, Yerevan, Armenia, May 2016
• “Sacred Geometries” – audiovisual performance for amplified Se-tar – Calumet Stage, Yerevan, Armenia, June 20 2016
• Broken Ode to Post-Industrial Dreams [the ruin prayer] - Live performance for Extended E.Guitar, Live Electronics and Light Bulbs in the frame of Yerevan Art Expo 2016 at Eraz Factory, Yerevan, 3rd of July 2016
• “IN | OUT | FEEDBACK” – Improvisation with live input and modular feedback systems – home studio, Yerevan, Armenia Nov 2017
• Music for Dance, AfterLab Performance as a part of South Caucasus Contemporary Dance & Experimental Arts Festival- collaboration between Structured Experience, SKVO’s Dance Company (from Minsk, Belarus) and AfterLab (from Georgia) – responsible for Live Electronics and co-composition with Mehdi Hesamizadeh, Choregraphers: Valeria Khripatch and Olga Rabetskaya – NPAK Center for Experimental Arts, Yerevan, Armenia, January 23 2017
• Audio-visual performance at the opening night of Berlin CTM Festival 2017 “Fear Anger Love” for The Music Makers HackLab - Kunstquartier Projektraum, Berlin, Germany, January 27 2017
• “Geosonic Journeys” – audiovisual performance, collaboration with visual artist: Arek Keshishian, Before Room, Yerevan, Armenia, April 29 2017 – Released by Establishments Records, October 13 2017, Berlin

Studio works:
• Recording, Mixing and Mastering the EP of “The Passengers” band, Hamedan, Iran, 2011
• Recording, Mixing and Mastering of the live album “Structured Experience” by Structured Experience w/ Mehdi Hesamizadeh, Yerevan, Armenia, November 2015
• Recording, Mixing and Mastering of the album “Music of Healing Souls”, Yerevan, Armenia, July 2016
• Production, Mixing and Mastering of “Transformation” for the electronic project “Kinetic Metamorphosis”, November 2016, Yerevan, Armenia (world-wide release)
• Production, Mixing and Mastering of “Geosonic Journeys” Album, Released by Establishment Records, Berlin on October 2017

Instrumentalist:
Se-tar Player, concerts in the hall of Ministry of Culture and Arts in Hamedan (since 2006)
• Se-tar Player, concerts in the hall of Ministry of Culture and Arts in Hamedan (since 2006)
• E.Guitar Player at the performance “Water, Noise, Light: A Post-Industrial Journey”, at International Days hosted by International Center for Intercultural Research and Dialogue – Aghveran, Armenia, July 2015
• Playing Se-tar and E.Guitar in the musical ensemble of the theatre project “Instant Acts Against Violence and Racism” during several performances in Germany and Italy in September and October 2015
• Playing modified E.Guitar at the premiere of “Enhanced Interrogation” in the program of Berlin CTM Festival 2016 — MusicMakers Hacklab, Future Rituals Finale, February/07/2016, 17:00 at HAU2, Berlin, Germany
• E.Guitar Player at the performance “Broken Ode to Post-Industrial Dreams [the ruin prayer]”, at Yerevan Art Expo 2017, Eraz Factory, Yerevan, Armenia, July 2016


Installation:
• “_____ movement” - Interdisciplinary Installation-Performance by two performers (sound artist and painter) for 4 canvases (attached as moveable walls of a room), 3 light bulbs installed on back of the canvases reacting to 3 audio inputs (pickups), 3 pre-recorded video projections on 3 walls, 3 prerecorded sound art pieces on 3 speakers, live electronic improvisation on the central speaker and live action painting – Painter: Lusine Ghukasyan – Studio 20, Painters Building, Yerevan, Armenia, 23rd of December 2016
• Soundscape for the Installation Carpetologia by Lyubov Matyunina, W139 gallery , Amsterdam – October 2017

Soundtrack:
• composing several pieces for the theatre project “Instant Acts Against Violence and Racism” in the artist residency working for Interkunst.de organization in Berlin (2015)

Workshop leader:
• “Experimentelle Musik für junge Leute” in more than 30 schools in Germany and Italy for children between age 12 to 18 as a part of the project "Instant Acts Against Violence and Racism” in September and October 2015 by Interkunst.de Organisation in Berlin, Germany
• Principles of Experimental Music and Live Electronic Music Performance – Center for Creative Technologies (TUMO) in Dilijan, Armenia, July 2016

Web Design:
• www.rockers.am (2012)
• www.iranian.am (2013)
• www.vahrambabayan.com (2014)
• www.structuredexperience.com (2015)
• www.azadiarash.com (2015)


Contacts:
email: info@azadiarash.com
phone: +374-55332633
address: 55 Baghramyan, 70 building, Yerevan, Armenia - 0033