ACIMC Contemporary Music Festival

ACIMC (the Association of Iranian Contemporary Music Composers) is happy to announce the first edition of the ACIMC Contemporary Music Festival to be held in November 16, 17 and 18, 2018 in Paris. The festival aims to present the work of Iranian contemporary composers along with the selected works of German, French and Italian contemporary music repertoire.

As the core of the festival, acclaimed ensembles such as KNM of Berlin, Alternance of Paris and the Sonar Trio of Milan will present a mixed repertoire of Iranian-European composers, including 11 new pieces of chamber music, commissioned by the ACIMC for the occasion of this festival.

Additionally, the festival also includes presentations and discussions on the various topics around the life of contemporary music in Iran. Musicologists and musicians will share their perspective regarding the fast-growing new generation of contemporary music composers and musicians in Iran as well as the obstacles that this new generation is facing and the potentials and alternatives that they are presenting.

And finally, the third part of the festival holds an educational program dedicated to young composers residing in Iran and France. Thanks to an international reading panel, 17 composers have been selected to write 16 brand new pieces. During the course of the festival, the selected composers will attend composition workshops and lessons directed by celebrated French composer, Jean-Luc Hervé, professor of composition at Boulogne Billancourt Conservatoire. Moreover, they will receive input from the musicians of the ensemble Alternance, Sonar Trio and the ensemble KNM during the rehearsals and workshops on their pieces, which lead to the performance of their works.

The ACIMC executive committee.



Admission to all concerts is free
Reservation is recommended at festival@a-c-i-m-c.org
Concert 1
16.11.2018 – 5:30 pm
Ensemble Alternance
Auditorium du Collège franco-britannique

Parviz Davoudi: What draws us to the dim & distant future (violin, cello)
Ali Moghtadaei: Delusion (flute, clarinet, piano)
Hesamedin Darabi: Thousand Mirrors (violin, cello)
Helmut Lachenmann: Toccatina (violin)
Mozhgan Chahian: Bote Jeqe (flute, clarinet, piano)
Helmut Lachenmann: Pression (cello)
Atefeh Einali: For years which are forgotten (violin, cello)
Soheil Movaghar: Phosphenes (flute, clarinet, piano)


Concert 2
16.11.2018 – 8:00 pm
Sonar Trio
Maison de Norvège

Marcello Panni: Nocturne 2 (clarinet)
Arsalan Abedian: Caen 1305 II (flute, Bass clarinet, piano)
Karen Keyhani: On the wet road (piano)
Roberto Vetrano: La città del sole (flute, clarinet, piano)
Idin Samimi Mofakham: Holography IV (violin, cello)
Rouzbeh Rafie: The moonshine's wat'ry beams (flute, clarinet)
Ivan Fedele:Imaginary Islands (flute, clarinet, piano)
Olivier Messiaen: Le Merle Noir (flute, piano)


Concert 3
17.11.2018 – 5:30 pm
KNM Ensemble Berlin
Auditorium du Collège franco-britannique

Mohammad Tonkaboni: Tears of the tree (viola, double bass)
Fatemeh Alipour: Twilight (flute, oboe, clarinet)
Afshin Motlagh Fard: Duet for Alto and Contrabass (viola, double bass)
Nima Atrkar Rowshan: Se - (flute, oboe, clarinet)
Rojin Monibi: Seconds (viola, double bass)
Amin Khoshsabk: The night sky - from stars to constellations (flute, oboe, clarinet)


Concert 4
17.11.2018 – 8:00 pm
Ensemble Alternance
Grand salon de la Fondation Deutsch de la Meurthe

Mehdi Khayami: Sorriso del dubbio (flute, clarinet, piano)
Brice Pauset: Theorie der Tränen: Schlamm (clarinet, violin, cello, piano)
Iradj Sahbai: Memoriam Kiarostami (violin, cello)
Ashkan Behzadi: Almond (violin, cello , piano)
Philipp Maintz: Trawl (flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano)
Alireza Farhang: Anagran (flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano)


Concert 5
18.11.2018 – 4:00 pm
Sonar Trio
Auditorium du Collège franco-britannique

Alexandre Jamar: N.N. (flute, clarinet, piano)
Arash Yazdani: Stromateis (flute, clarinet)
Jon Yu: N.N. (flute, clarinet, piano)
Nastaran Yazdani: N.N. (flute, clarinet, piano)
Marc Wijnand: N.N. (flute, clarinet, piano)


Concert 6
18.11.2018 – 6:30 pm
KNM Ensemble Berlin
Auditorium du Collège franco-britannique

Pascal Dusapin: Laps (clarinet, double bass)
Ehsan Khatibi: Stitching 1 (clarinet, viola, double bass)
Mark Andre: iv 9 (flute, oboe, clarinet)
Mehdi Kazerouni: Dix F (flute, oboe, clarinet, viola, double bass)
Georges Aperghis: À bout de bras (oboe, clarinet)
Jean-Luc Hervé: N.N. (clarinet, 15 MP3-player)
Ali Gorji: Inside Out (flute, oboe, clarinet, viola, double bass)


Auditorium du Collège franco-britannique: Cité internationale universitaire de Paris, 37 Boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris
Maison de Norvège: Cité internationale universitaire de Paris, 7 N Bd Jourdan, 75014 Paris
Grand salon de la Fondation Deutsch de la Meurthe: Cité internationale universitaire de Paris, 37 Boulevard Jourdan, 75014 Paris