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Alireza Mashayekhi at the 30th Fajr International Music Festival, 19 February 2015
|Genres||Persian symphonic music|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, conductor, composer|
Mashayekhi was born in Tehran in 1940. His first teachers were Lotfollah Mofakham Payan (Iranian music), Hossein Nasehi (composition) and Ophelia Kombajian (piano). He then studied in Vienna with Hanns Jelinek and Karl Schiske.
After graduating from the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, he went to Utrecht, the Netherlands, to study electronic and computer music, and attended lectures by Gottfried Michael Koenig.
In 1993, with cooperation of the pianist Farima Ghavam-Sadri, Mashayekhi founded the Tehran Contemporary Music Group. In 1995 he established the Iranian Orchestra for New Music, which released its first recording in 2002 on Hermes Records.
In 2007, Sub Rosa (label) released Persian Electronic Music: Yesterday and Today 1966–2006, a double-disc anthology that includes works by Mashayekhi and Ata Ebtekar. In 2009, Brandon Nickell’s Isounderscore label released the vinyl double LP Ata Ebtekar & The Iranian Orchestra for New Music Performing Works of Alireza Mashayekhi “Ornamental”. Mashayekhi granted Ebtekar full creative freedom to work with the Iranian Orchestra for New Music to arrange and transform his compositions.
- Mahoor Institute of Culture and Art, CD-145
- Symphony No. 2 “Tehran”, op. 57
Tehran Symphony Orchestra, Farhad Meshkat cond., live at Vahdat Hall, Tehran, Mar. 1977
- Concerto for Violin and Orchestra, op. 96
Tehran Symphony, Edo Mičič cond., Maziar Zahiroddini violin, live at Vahdat Hall, Tehran, Oct. 1998
- “Nous ne verrons jamais les jardins de Nishapour”, op. 56
NIRT Chamber Orchestra, Ivo Malec cond., Pari Barkeshli pianos, live at City Theatre Tehran, Tehran, Apr. 1978
- Symphony No. 2 “Tehran”, op. 57
- Shahrzad: Nine Movements for Piano, Op. 115
- Piano by Farimah Ghavamsadri
- An Old Fashioned Symphony for Computer (Symphony No. 3), Op. 76
- Symphony No. 4 (Zagros), Op. 103
- Symphony No. 5 (Persian), Op. 112
- National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, conducted by Vladimir Sirenko
- Symphony No. 8 for Piano and Orchestra
- Piano: Farimah Ghavamsadri; National Symphony Orchestra of Ukraine, conducted by Vladimir Sirenko
- Music for Piano
- Piano: Farimah Ghavamsadri
- Happy Electronic Sounds
- Ravi-Azar-Kimia music Institute
- White Cactus
- Modal Counterpoint
- Tonal Counterpoint: Bach Composition
- Harmony: Classical Composition
- All Those Years without Memory
- See Bob Gluck, “A New East-West Synthesis: Conversations with Iranian Composer Alireza Mashayekhi.”
Shahrzad (CD). Tehran: Tehran University. 2004.
Symphony No. 3 (CD). Tehran: Hermes Records. 2007.
Symphony No. 4 (CD). Tehran: Music Center of Hozeh Honari. 2007.
Symphony No. 5 (CD). Tehran: Music Center of Hozeh Honari. 2009.
- Music for Piano (CD). Tehran: Hermes Records. 2004.
Happy Electronic Sounds (CD). Tehran: Musical Center of Hozeyeh Honari. 2005.
- Gluck, Bob. “A New East-West Synthesis: Conversations with Iranian Composer Alireza Mashayekhi.” eContact! 14.4 — TES 2011: Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium / Symposium électroacoustique de Toronto (March 2013). Montréal: CEC.
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