MOHAMMAD H. JAVAHERI

JAVAHERIMohammad H. Javaheri was born and raised in 1989 in Tehran. In 2009 he started studying at Tehran Conservatory and playing the flute in its orchestra. He started playing Setar at Tehran University of Art and completed his bachelor’s degree in Iranian Music Performance in 2015. Meanwhile he was a bass singer in Tehran Choir and composed for TV series. He also had worked as a piano instructor at Tehran conservatory for 2 years and had performed his pieces in Iran. In 2017 he started his master’s degree in composition in Bilkent University with Tolga Yayalar and had his pieces were performed in several festivals in Turkey such as “Sesin Yolculuğu Genç Besteciler Festivali” and “Bilkent Brassfest ‘18”. Encountering with Electro-Acoustic music, which has been started with Tolga Yayalar and it is continuing with Robin Minard, has led to different performances during his career. After getting nominated for the Erasmus+ Program in 2018 to study in HFM Franz Liszt Weimar with Ulrich Kreppein, he has been working with different musicians and orchestras such as Carin Levine, Radiofm.Bauhaus, MDR and DBO Orchestras, and also ensembles including De Musique Expérimentale Du Bauhaus, MISE-EN, Omnibus and NeoQuartet. He was a guest lecturer about Transcultural Music in HFM Weimar, had concerts and performances in Arnstadt, Weimar, ZKM Next Generation 8.0, Weimarer Frühjahrstage 2019 in Germany and won prizes in 20th International Chamber Music Composition Competition as well. He is currently a composer of DKV, DEFKOM and FEM (German Composers Association, German Film Composers Union and Department of E- Music), and got selected as one of the featured composers of MISE-EN Festival 2019 in New York

He has worked with noteworthy composers such as Karen Keyhani, Amir Eslami, Mark Andre, Onur Türkmen, Bruno Mantovani, Ken Ueno, Micheal Obst, Laurie San Martin, Reinhard Karger.

listen: soundcloud.com/mohammad-h-javaheri

email: m89.javaheri@gmail.com

SHEIDA/V2” IN PROGRESS FOR ENSEMBLE PROGRAM NOTES

Getting Crazy from falling in love which is the meaning of “Sheida” in eastern world, draws its inspiration from two distinct but related ideas: Love about perpetual emotion and transformation of one’s personality over his/her lifetime during falling in love. Considering the whole painting with the frame as a human and its pattern as the human’s behavior in love, which surprisingly could be changed enormously with a process or sudden coincidences, gave me the idea of “Sheida”. Struggling and getting crazy of an unsuccessful eastern way of falling in love, made me think about the form of the piece. The combination of different blocks with their specific characteristics and tries to represent the different emotions during encountering it in the meanwhile of showing a process of change in the whole frame.

COMPOSER’S ATTITUDE

Cycle, Repetition, Transformative Blocks and the matter of speed in relation to the form of my compositions have always been a part of my concerns as a composer.

I believe that humans’ psychology changes for at least a few times during their lifespan due to incidents or traumas we experience. Every incident could be the starting point for changing the perception of each person. Some of my compositions are about these changes, whether sudden or gradual, and how they stem from our previous state and in each stage; still some aspects of the earlier stage(s) can be seen. This seems like a cycle we are always involved in which has different effects leading us to change regularly. It can go on and on but the strongest and deepest effects on our psychology repeat themselves during the cycles. In fact, behaviors might transform from one type to another, but it primarily remains with the same root in its own endless cycle and it could touch all of our emotions, acts and decisions in life.

click for score-in-progress of Sheida/V2 in progress for ensemble