Bahar Royaee

Purge (2019) for tape

 
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BIO

 

Born and raised in Iran, Bahar Royaee is a composer of concert and incidental music. Her compositions are a mixture of timbral and sound-based atmospheric structures, interspersed with lyrical influences derived from her Iranian background. Her works have been performed worldwide, including Italy, Greece, Germany, Canada, Iran, and the USA. Bahar was recently recognized as a runner-up in National Sawdust's 2018-19 Hildegard Competition. Other awards include the Roger Sessions Memorial Composition Award, Walter W. Harp Music & Society Award, John Bavicchi Memorial Prize, and the Korourian Electroacoustic Award. Bahar received her M.M. in composition from Boston Conservatory, where she studied with Marti Epstein and Felipe Lara, and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. from CUNY where she studies under Jason Eckardt and Suzanne Farrin.

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PROGRAM NOTES

 

Purge (2019) for tape

Claire Chase commissioned Bahar Royaee, the winner of this year’s Pnea Prize for Young Composers, to create a short electronic piece to open the 2019 Density cycle, incorporating past performances of Densities from the archive of live concert recordings at The Kitchen over the last five years.

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