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Mohammad H. Javaheri

Mohammad H. Javaheri (1989-) is an Iranian Composer, was born and raised in Tehran. In 2019, he was named as “a composer we will surely still hear from in the future” (NMZ newspaper, Germany), and has been highlighted in several published news articles and websites including the LA Times. Along with a temptation for exploring and combining various musical languages across his body of work, Mohammad’s music has been described as ‘tense’, ‘sensational’, ‘detailistic’, and ‘soulful’, and he inherently crafts his ‘own sound’ (Toshio Hosokawa). His work finds expression across a range of forms, with or without/only electronics. As a sought-after composer, he has been invited around the world to present his works, working with well-known artists, ensembles and institutes on a regular basis.

He is currently a composer at via nova – zeitgenössische Musik in Thüringen e. V. and also a composer member of DKV, DEFKOM, and FEM (German Composers Association, German Film Composers Union and Department of E-Music). He has given seminars on “Blocked Form and Transformation/Necessity of Establishing Digital Orchestras in 21st Century” at Bilkent University and at SYNTHETIS 2019, Poland; he has been a guest speaker on “Transcultural Music” at Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar; and is an invited guest composer/lecturer at Nagoya College of Music in Japan and University of Art-Tehran in Iran, in 2021. His scores have been published in France and the USA by Babelscores and UCLA library (Contemporary Music Score Collection), respectively. Moreover, several of his compositions have been published by “Petrichor Records” in the USA.

Prior to his compositional output, Mohammad completed his first degree in Computer Software, whilst also studying at Tehran Conservatory, playing flute in its orchestra in 2009. He then completed a bachelor’s degree in Setar performance: Iranian Music Performance at Tehran University of Art in 2015. During this time, he worked as a piano instructor at Tehran Conservatory and composed music for several Iranian TV series. He performed as a Bass Singer in Tehran Choir’s, as well as a Setarist and Flutist in orchestras, performing in venues such as ZKM Next Generation 8:0, SeaM Studio, and Tehran Vahdat Concert Hall with the conductor Alexander Rahbari.

Mohammad’s first composition “Unbounded Scream” for solo oboe (2016) received its world premiere in Germany. It was later selected for a performance by the Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra in Los Angeles from over 2200 compositions in over 90 countries. Since then, Mohammad has been commissioned and performed by a variety of performers, ensembles, and orchestras, with performances in Iran, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Germany, Poland and the USA; for festivals and events such as Weimar Spring days Festivals for New Music, Transcultural Music Concert and the Bauhaus 100th Anniversary.

In 2017, he started his master’s degree in Contemporary Composition at Bilkent University Turkey, in order to study under the supervision of Asst. Prof. Dr. Tolga Yayalar. Mohammad’s pieces were performed in several festivals in Turkey such as “Sesin Yolculuğu genç besteciler festivali (2017 & 2018)” and “Bilkent Brass Fest ’18”. he was awarded the Erasmus+ scholarship to study at Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar Germany under the supervision of Dr. Ulrich Kreppein, and received additional scholarships from HfM Weimar. He was accepted to extend his studies to three semesters in order to complete the second half of his master’s there. Whilst studying in Weimar, a newspaper highlighted his achievements: “Mohammad Javaheri starts a professional life with lightning success …  A composition student from Weimar is in Demand WorldWide”. At both universities, Mohammad encountered electroacoustic music, with Tolga Yayalar and Robin Minard, which he has since developed into his approaches in composition and also collaboration.

Since 2018, Mohammad has worked with numerous performers, ensembles, and orchestras such as Carin Levine, Marianna Schürmann, Ravshan Tukhtamishev, Alexandra Demowska-Madejska, Wojciech Psiuk, SWR Symphony Orchestra, MDR Symphony Orchestra, Digital Bauhaus Orchestra, Radiofm. Bauhaus, De Musique Expérimentale Du Bauhaus, MISE-EN, Adapter, Cikada, Omnibus, Hezarfen, Loadbang, XX. Jahrhundert, and NeoQuartet; in cities including Arnstadt, Weimar, Leipzig, Stuttgart, Berlin, Karlsruhe, Ankara, Istanbul, Tashkent, Radziowidjce Castle/Warsaw, Los Angeles, and New York. From his compositions for SWR Symphony Orchestra and Ensemble Omnibus, he was interviewed on SWR and MDR Radio respectively regarding his compositional activities and interests. In 2019, he was selected as a featured composer of the MISE-EN New York Festival in the USA, BCA19 Academy in Turkey, SYNTHETIS Academy in Poland, Meisterkurs Orchesterkomposition des SWR Symphonieorchesters in Germany as well as Kaleidoscope in the USA, Weimarer Frühjahrstage für zeitgenössische Musik (2019 & 2020). In 2020, his orchestral piece “De Novo Remutations” was broadcast on the SWR2 radio station, and “Devenir fou par amour (Sheid/V2)” for ensemble was invited to be broadcast on NeoArt Festival in Gdańsk, Poland. He was selected for the 2nd round of New Classics Competition by Moscow Conservatory, and was awarded prizes in the 20th International Chamber Music Composition Competition in Germany. Afterwards, his collaborative piece “Serotonin Saturation” got selected for St. Petersburg International New Music Festival “reMusik.org” to be performed by Ivan Bushuev in 2021.


He has worked with noteworthy composers, like Mark Andre, Eivind Buene, Mahir Cetiz, Chaya Czernowin, Hamidreza Dibazar, Christian Eggen, Hannah Eimermacher, Tim Helbig, Micheal Ellison, Cengiz Hakki Eren, Amir Eslami, Toshio Hosokawa, Juste Janulyte, Reinhard Karger, Karen Keyhani, Zygmunt Krauze, Bruno Mantovani, Micheal Obst, Laurie San Martin, Pieter Snapper, Onur Türkmen, and Ken Ueno; and with conductors Gregor A. Mayrhofer and Ulrich Kern.

Website: mohammad-h-javaheri.com

Photo Credit: Seraj Mehrabkhani

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Awards and Honors

2020

Selected Composer as one of the five featured composers | Ensemble Adapter’s concert in Weimar Spring Days for New Music Fest 2020

Selected and Performed Composition among over 2200 submissions from 90 countries | Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles, the USA

2019

Winner of the Public Prize for Best Piece | 20th International Chamber Music Composition Competition, 2019

Selected Composer as one of the three active participants | SWR Symphonieorchester – Master Class Orchestra Composition | Stuttgart, Germany

Selected Composer as an active participant | SYNTHETIS Academy 2019, Radziejowice Castle, Poland

Winner of the 2nd Prize | 20th International Chamber Music Composition Competition

Highlighted composer in Published News Articles | NMZ Newspaper, Landeszeitung Thüringen Newspaper, LA Times

Selected Composer as one of the three featured composers | Omnibus Ensemble’s concert in Weimar Spring Days for New Music Fest

Selected Composer as an active participant | BCA19 Academy, Ankara, Turkey

Receiving Two Rounds of Scholarship | Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Weimar, Germany

Selected Composer as one of the eight active participant in the ‘work in progress’ category, (One of the total 30 selected works between 782 submissions from 61 countries) | MISE-EN Festival, New York, the USA

2018

Selected Composition Student as one of the featured composers | Sesin Yolculuğu 11: Genç Besteciler Festivali, Istanbul, Turkey

Erasmus+ Scholar | Hochschule für Musik FRANZ LISZT, Weimar, Germany

2017

Selected Composition Student as one of the featured composers | Sesin Yolculuğu 10: Genç Besteciler Festivali, Istanbul, Turkey

Bilkent University Fellowship | Since Fall 2017, Ankara, Turkey

2015

Ranked 5th | Iran’s National Graduate Entrance Exam for Master’s Degree, Tehran, iran

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Concerts and Performances

2021


Feb 2021

Serotonin Saturation” for Bass Flute Solo and Electronics

Electronics: Francisco Javier Trabalón Ruiz

Marianna Schürmann

Germany


2020


Nov 2020

Unison II for Viola and Bass Clarinet

Ensemble XX. Jahrhundert

Broadcast on Bilkent Music

Ankara, Turkey


Oct 2020

“Devenir fou par amour (Sheid/V2)”

Cikada Ensemble

Invited composition to be broadcast at NeoArte Festival

Gdańsk, Poland

Jun 2020

“Encountering Re-encounter” for Flute, Clarinet, Harp, Percussion & Electronics

Ensemble Adapter

Weimarer Frühjahrstage für zeitgenössische Musik 2020

Weimar, Germany


Apr 2020

Live Flute Performance

Bauhaus.fm, Rundfunkorchester

Bauhaus.fm Rundfunkorchester and DOGO artists dream together (Edition 2)

Weimar, Germany


Mar 2020

“Serotonin Saturation” for Bass Flute & Electronics

Electronics: Francisco Javier Trabalón Ruiz

Carin Levine

BKA, Berlin, Germany


Feb 2020

“Unbounded Scream” for Solo Oboe

Robert Walker

Los Angeles, the USA


2019


Oct 2019

           “De Novo Remutations” for Orchestra, Electronics and Bauhaus Movies

Electronics: William Amsler

 MDR Symphony Orchestra

           Conductor: Ulrich Kern

                                    Bauhaus 100th year Anniversary

                                 Leipzig, Germany


Oct 2019

           “De Novo Remutations” for Orchestra, Electronics

Electronics: William Amsler

SWR Symphony Orchestra

           Conductor: Gregor A. Mayrhofer

                                    Meisterkurs Orchesterkomposition

                                 Stuttgart, Germany


Jul 2019

“Unison (The Distance Between Me & My..Self_Recomposed)”

Alexandra Demowska-Madejska – Viola. Wojciech Psiuk – Saxophone

Synthetis 2019

Radziejowice Castle, Poland


Jul 2019

“Anonymous Wrinkles”

DBO (Digital Bauhaus Orchestra)

Weimar, Germany


Jun 2019

                 “Devenir fou par amour (Sheid/V2)”

                                  Cikada Ensemble

  Selected and Performed piece for BCA19 Academy

Ankara, Turkey


Jun 2019

                  Flute, Cycle-Loop, Electronics player in DBO orchestra

ZKM New Generation 8.0

                                    Karlshure, Germany


Apr 2019

“Obsession” for string quartet

NeoQuartet

Winner of the 2nd price of 20th International Chamber Music Composition Competition, 2019

                                     mon ami, Weimar, Germany


Apr 2019

“Sheida” for Ensemble and Live Electronics

Omnibus Ensemble

Selected and performed Piece in Weimarer Frühjahrstage für zeitgenössische Musik 2019

Weimar, Germany


Feb 2019

“Unbounded Scream” for solo Oboe

Sergio Montijano Bares

Salon-Konzert für Neue Musik

Hochschule für Musik Franz Liszt Library, Weimar, Germany


Jan 2019

“Illusive Miniatures”  for solo Piano

                                   Juan Moreno

Am Palais Concert Hall, Weimar, Germany


Dec 2018 – 2019

Flute and experimental instrument Player in Digital Bauhaus Orchestra

Weimar, Germany


2018


Dec 2018

Live performance

Bauhaus.fm Radio

Weimar, Germany


Dec 2018

Live performance and played composition “Monologues of My Pillow” (excerpt)

Bauhaus.fm Radio

Weimar, Germany


Dec 2018

Cycle-Loop Player in Ensemble “de musique expérimentale du Bauhaus”

Arnstadt, Germany


Sep 2018

“Monologues of My Pillow” for Trombone & Electronics

Selected and Performed composition at Bilkent Theatre Hall

Bilkent BrassFest’18

Ankara, Turkey


May 2018

“Monologues of My Pillow” for Trombone & Electronics

Selected and performed composition

                    Electro-Acoustic Music Concert, Bilkent University

Ahmet Adnan Saygun Hall, Ankara, Turkey


May 2018

“Rebirth” for Ensemble

Hezarfen Ensemble

                  Selected and performed composition

                                    Sesin Yolculuğu 11genç besteciler festivali

Istanbul, Turkey


Mar 2018

“Unbounded Scream”_Revised for Bassoon

Selected composition to be performed

                                   Mozarthaus Sanat ve Konser Evi

Ankara, Turkey


Jan 2018

“The distance Between Me and My..Self”, Duo for Flute and Bassoon

     Selected and performed composition

                                    Bilkent University

Ahmet Adnan Saygun Hall, Ankara, Turkey


2017


Apr 2017

“Obsession” for String Quartet

Hezarfen Ensemble

Selected and performed Composition in Sesin Yolculuğu 10genç besteciler festivali

Süreyya Opera House, Istanbul, Turkey


2016


2016

        Synthesizer Player

Nilava Ensemble

Niavaran Hall, Tehran, Iran


2015 – 2016

               Flute and Synthesizer Player

Nilava ensemble

Tehran, Iran


2015


2015

                          Cooperating and playing flute for Child Labor Charity

          Zanburak ensemble

Iran


2015

Bass Singer in Tehran Choir, Carmina Burana

Tehran Symphony Orchestra, Conductor: Alexander Rahbari

Vahdat Concert Hall, Tehran, Iran


2014


2014

Bass Singer in Tehran Choir, Carmina Burana

           Conductor: Mehdi Ghasemi

Vahdat Concert Hall, Tehran, Iran


2010 – 2014

               Concerts and Performances

“Think Thank Knowledge for Excellence Cultural Center”

Tehran, Iran


2010


2009 – 2010

               Flute Player

Tehran Music Conservatory Orchestra

Tehran, Iran


2006


2006

                           Flute Player

Aftab Institution Ensemble

Tehran, Iran


2006

Solo Flute Concert

Arasbaran Hall, Tehran, Iran

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