About Atefeh Einali
Atefeh Einali (*1990) is a santoor player and composer. She studied at the Art University of Tehran, currently lives in Manchester where she is doing her Ph.D. in music composition at the University of Manchester. She has also worked closely with performers, composers and conductors, with various commissions such as Southbank Symphony Orchestra, Coma London, Symphony Verbum Orchestra, Bridges orchestra (Frankfurt), Migrant voices residency programme by Olympias Music Foundation, the Psappha Composing for Sitar scheme, International Guitar Foundation (IGF) and IFCA (Iranian female composers association). Furthermore, she worked as the Associate composer in non-classical composition scheme project. Also, creative process of her composition was portrayed in the online edition of Audiograft - Oxford's annual festival of experimental music and sound art. Besides of that festival the sketch and process of her piece "I am from nowhere" was released by Toward sounds online exhibition and Deutschlandfunk radio in Berlin, Germany.
Her research is about how to create practices of cross-cultural collaboration for use in compositional methodologies. So, one of her pieces has been chosen for publication in volume 23 of Women and music: A Journal of Gender and Culture (WAM Journal), the USA. Also, she was one of the winners in SIMF (ACIMIC= The Association of Iranian Contemporary Music Composers) competition in France in November 2018.
Moreover, she has been collaborating with the ARC project to compose a piece for Flute and Harp and also she has been facilitating online workshops called "Music and Colours" for Rainbow Haven organisation which works for refugees. Also, one of her pieces has been performed by Jae-Won in Zutphen, the Netherlands in Bach festival, Alternance Ensemble in France, Trio Atem ensemble, Danel quartet and Eskandari quartet and Psappha ensemble at the University of Manchester. She also has been a co-composer in “Circle messages” album with Dr Melanie Chilianis from Melbourne, Australia, based on the merging of Eastern and Western intervals. She has performed in Avazad fusion ensemble on numerous occasions; programming a combination of traditional music alongside experimental compositions they have created themselves. From formal performances at the Cosmo Rodewald Concert Hall and the Lighthouse Theatre in Liverpool, Manchester people history museum, to informal concerts held at Burnage library or at Hillel House in Manchester, they have also organised, and participated in numerous events. Some examples are; a performance on the occasion of Holocaust Memorial Day, the Jewish Purim festival, fundraising for refugees, and facilitating musical activities with the University of Manchester Interfaith society. Explore their music portfolio and feel free to get in touch with any comments or questions.