Hassan Zanjirani Farahani
Composer & Media Artist
Hassan Zanjirani Farahani is an iranian born composer, sound designer, performer and media artist located in Vienna. He studied piano, trumpet and clarinet at Tehran Conservatory before moving to Vienna, where he took up his composition studies. He pursued his studies in composition and music & media technologies at Anton Bruckner University (Linz) and participated in many academic courses in sound recording, PA, computer music, media art, acoustics and physics, light design, animation and graphics. His major teachers include Andreas Weixler and Carola Bauckholt. He graduated in all his studies in composition and music & media technology with excellence degree. As performer and improviser, Hassan Zanjirani Farahani concentrates on contemporary music and electroacoustic music. He performed in many festivals among others Festival Musikprotokoll Graz (Austria), Mantova Chamber Music Festival (Italy), Ars Electronica Festival (Linz), Wien Modern (Vienna). He is also a live-electronics improviser, who has played in many events, festivals and venues such as Wiener Konzerthaus (Vienna), Vienna State Opera, Vienna Volksoper, Raimund Theater (Vienna), Ars Electronica Center, Helmut List Halle (Graz), Porgy & Bess(Vienna), Brucknerhaus (Linz) etc.. His compositions are stylistically variable. Most of them are electroacoustic pieces for ensemble and live electronics. He also wrote pieces for film, theatre, dance performances and musical theatre and is concerned with stage and club lighting, architectural lighting, projection, graphics, animations and visualization. More over, he has already developed architecture installations worldwide, especially in Austria, Germany, Emirates Turkey, Iran etc. His occupational area also includes educational activities like university lectures and courses for composition, electronic music, digital audio workstation (DAW), sound synthesis, light design, visualization and media art, etc. In addition to his musical activities, he works as sound engineer, sound and light designer, music producer, graphic designer and VFX artist. Since 2017, he is the directing manager of the company Luxoaria GmbH in Vienna specialised in cultural management as well as event technology. In 2019, he was among top young entrepreneurs and compnay managers in Austria and won state support for his initiative “Cultural Program for Tourism”.