Finalist piece at femfestival 2021 – Winner of the Special Orchestra Prize
This piece was composed in 2021. It is for mezzosoprano and orchestra and it was inspired by a poem from a region in the north-east of Iran. In composing this piece, in order to convey the musical ideas and the emotional background there was in the poem, I used different techniques of folk music and materials of contemporary music.
When I decided to compose this piece, I considered the difficulties that some women face with all around the world which is a high-pressure environment and I tried to show this situation through various sections of the piece: composition is an incredible outlet for me. Hoordokht is so a symbol of females who have who endeavour to reach their goals despite the difficulties and demonstrate their abilities to the world.
Mozhgan Chahian (Iran, 1990) – Composer, Singer, Folk music researcher, and Santoor player.
She has MA in Composition and BA in Iranian Music Performance both from Tehran University of Art and music diploma from Music school. She won the First Prize in the 24th International Composition Competition “2 Agosto” 2018 and the First Prize in the national 3MT Competition, Iran. Her book about two Moqams of Northern Khorasan music was published in 2021, Tehran, Iran. Her pieces were performed in the 44th and 46th Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte, (Italy), ACIMC International Composition Competition (France), and countries like the USA and Canada.
- Website: mozhganchahian.com
- LinkedIn: Mozhgan Chahian