Shahidi Cultural Foundation

Farangis Nurulla-Khoja

Farangis Nurulla-Khoja is a Tajik-Swedish-Canadian composer was born 2nd of September, 1972 in Dushanbe (Tajikistan) in the family of well-known Tajik composer, Ziyodullo Shahidi.

She holds a Diploma of Fine Arts in Composition (University of Gothenburg, Sweden). Having also studied at the University of California in San Diego as well as at IRCAM, Farangis lives by the criteria of the international life and follows the aesthetic language of contemporary music. A musician, she works with the conviction that dance is the complement of music, and that language – particularly the language of poets – is above all a series of communicative sounds. For her, making music is a journey into the unknown, a search for sounds unheard and forms unseen…

Farangis Nurulla-Khoja’s compositions have been performed in concerts and on International festivals of Contemporary music in Dushanbe (Tajikistan), Helsinki (Finland), Gothenburg, Malmo, Vaxjo and Stockholm (Sweden), Leipzig, Freiburg, Berlin and Munich (Germany), Toulouse, Strasbourg, Roue, Grenoble, Royaumont, Montpelier and Paris (France), Osaka and Tokyo (Japan), Montreal, St-Irene (Canada), New-York, Baltimore, Washington, San Diego (USA), Shanghai (China).

She received the grand prize of the Abu Gazali Foundation in Salzburg (Austria) for her orchestra piece “Replica” in 2000.

Joseph S.Stauffer Prize for the Arts, Canada Arts Council had awarded Farangis with a prize as a best mid-carrier composer of 2008, winner of the III Magistralia Competition for Composers, Spain,

Farangis Nurulla-Khoja is a member of FST/STIM (Sweden).


Her works have been performed by a diversity of ensembles and soloists, including ICTUS

(Belgium), Avanti! (Finland), Atelier Vocal (Foundation Royaumont, France) Alexis Descharmes (IRCAM, France), Pierre-Yves Artaud (France), Nytida Musik, Gageego, Daniel Berg and the Symphony Orchestra of Musichögskolan, Symphony Orchestra of Gothenburg, Duo Ego (Sweden), the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Quasar, Duo Trace (Montreal, Vancover, Canada), Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart (New Music Festival, Germany), Ziggurat (International Gaudeamus MusicWeek, Holland), New Julliard Chamber Ensemble, Chamber ensemble Continuum (USA), Percussion de Strasbourg (Grenoble, Rouen, Strasbourg, France), Nieuw Ensemble Amsterdam (Amsterdam, Berlin – Maerz festival), Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (Shanghai. China), Montpellier Symphony Orchestra (Montpellier, France), Duo for organ and percussion (Freiburg, Germany)

In 2005-2006 Farangis Nurulla-Khoja was a composer in residence at the Foundation Royaumont working on the project Maqam et Creations (France) and in March-April 2010 she was a composer in residence at Bellagio Centre, Rockefeller Foundation where she started to work on her first chamber opera.

 

Source: http://farangis-nurulla.com/Biography.pdf