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Shiva Feshareki

A British-Iranian experimental composer and artist, Shiva Feshareki has been described as the most “cutting-edge expression of turntablism” (Strange Sounds from Beyond). She exists at the intersection of many artistic scenes, experimenting with electronic and club music, concert and orchestral, art and design, and free improvisation. Shiva was honoured with the 2017 Ivor Novello Award for Innovation (formerly British Composer Award), The Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize (2009), as well as the BBC Young Composer’s Award (2004) with her first scored composition. As a composer and artist, Shiva uses an array of technology from vintage analogue tape echo, vinyl turntables, CDJs to state-of-the-art 360° ambisonic technology. Her tools also extend beyond electronic technology, using advanced 3D orchestration to score acoustic instruments in spatialized form, for live ensembles and orchestras.

A terrific sonic experience… Among her musical ideas there’s thrash metal and dance music, as well as marvellously fresh-sounding orchestral-gestures, assaulting or beguiling the audience from all angles

Richard Morrison

The Times Chief music critic

Shiva performed at the Sheldonian Theatre in November 2022 Sampling the City

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