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Atefeh Einali’s work as a musician involves combining traditional Persian musical practices with Western contemporary musical practices. She was one of the winners of the SIMF (ACIMIC: The Association of Iranian Contemporary Music Composers) competition in France in November 2018. Atefeh currently resides in Manchester, having completed her master’s degree in composition at the University of Manchester.

Atefeh’s compositions have been performed by Jae-Won in Zutphen, at the Bach festival in the Netherlands, by the Alternance Ensemble in France, Trio Atem ensemble, Danel Quartet and Eskandari quartet and Psappha ensemble, and at Audiograft – Oxford’s annual festival of experimental music and sound art. Her composition I am from Nowhere and the process of her composition was released by Toward sounds online exhibition and Deutschlandfunk radio in Berlin, Germany. She has been giving online workshops, ‘Music and Colours’ for the Rainbow Haven organisation for refugees.

A graduate of the Art University of Tehran, she is a santoor player and has performed in the UK, Netherlands and Iran. She collaborates with the flautist and composer Eliorah Goodman in the Avazad fusion ensemble.

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