Aida Shirazi

Aida Shirazi (Iran, b. 1987) is a composer of acoustic and electroacoustic music. Her music for solo instruments, voice, ensemble, orchestra, and electronics, mainly focuses on timbre for organizing structures that are often inspired by language and literature, as well as Iranian classical music. Shirazi’s music has been featured at festivals such as ManiFeste, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Mostly Mozart, MATA, and OutHear New Music Week. Miranda Cuckson, Lucy Fitz Gibbon and Carrie Henneman Shaw, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, International Contemporary Ensemble and Ensemble Dal Niente are among the commissioners and performers of Shirazi’s music. Shirazi is a Ph.D. candidate of composition at the University of California, Davis, and studies with Mika Pelo, Pablo Ortiz, and Kurt Rohde.