Learn teach: Yarava
In 2002 I came to Tehran thanks to an invitation by my friend Ali Gorji and met, among others, Shahrokh Khajenouri. Through him I got into contact with the Yarava Music Group a few years later. Founded in 2001, this ensemble puts forward diverse activities in contemporary music and arts under the most difficult conditions. From these events I re-discovered how music can happen and should happen and I am happy that I have been able to contribute my own activities to this umbrella.
In April 2021 I founded together with Amin Khoshsabk as active member of Yarava Music Group the Yarava Electronic Studio Composer's Lab. This gathering of composers happens once a month. The main focus is on asking each other about two presented works or idea. So we get in discussions and can learn from wach other and with each other. After each meeting I wrote "accompanying thoughts". #1 #2 #3 #4
TIEMF 2021 (online)
Workshop on granular synthesis in Csound under the auspices of the second Tehran International Electronic Music Festival hosted by the Yarava Music Group and the University of Tehran 2.-4. September 2018.
By invitation by Sara Abazari (University of Tehran) I gave an introductory course in live electronics in Csound for university students 16.-19. December 2017.
As part of the first Tehran International Electronic Music Festival hosted by Yarava, I gave a seminar on "How to create and develop an instrument for live electronics" and a Master Class in Composition; 29. August 2017.
Discussion with young composers on thoughts on composing by invitation of Yarava Music Group, 2. March 2017.
With Arsalan Abedian 23.-26. August 2016. Topic: Digital sound synthesis and spacialization in Csound.
Workshop on Open Source Software 2015
This workshop was held with Arsalan Abedian on 12.-16. September 2015 in Negarestan. Hosted by the University of Tehran rather than Yarava, members of Yarava were nevertheless active participants.