Multimedia

My exposure to computer graphics, photography, music, video, and audio production opened a new window in my creative experimentations. In 2017 I led a team of ten musicians and visual artists to form a multimedia ensemble. No-land Band was a peace project to bring awareness to the crisis in the Middle East through a musical and visual journey. In an attempt to adapt to the new situation after the pandemic, I started to take part in some online festivals or reconfigure my already

submitted proposals for virtual presentations. I believe multimedia art is a realm that will have a significant impact on the future of art and the way we connect to our environment.  With the fast-paced technological advancement, multimedia platforms these days can offer such high-fidelity experience not even comparable to the traditional branches of fine arts, such as cinema and Opera. 

Ragheeb (Rival)

Composer: Ata’ollah Khorram
Lyrics: Naser Rastegarnejad
Video, Arrangement, and performance: Nima Farzaneh 
(Based on the composer’s arrangement)
Calligraphy: Mahsa Mortazavi

August 2020

Whispering familiar songs is an integral and enjoyable part of all cultures and languages. In Iran, too, composers and songwriters have produced valuable works for many generations that remained in our memories.  These songs are signs of a nation's collective acquaintance with the culture of music and poetry. It is also pleasant for me to play and keep alive the songs that I love and grew up with.

Chelsea

Improvisation in C minor
Midi Sequencer + Digital Piano

June 2020

Chelsea became one of the hotspots in Massachusetts during the pandemic because the working-class minorities that reside in this city could not work from home. This piece is a reflection of my three-week stay in this neighborhood during the pandemic.  

“A Report on a Plane Crash & A memoir of an ordinary person” 

An Audio Note (in Farsi)

In celebration of my Father’s 70th Birthday

2020

Written, edited and performed: Nima Farzaneh

A family collaboration; Maliheh Momeni; Naghmeh Farzaneh; Nima Farzaneh

Music:

1- “Be khatere to”; Composer: Vigen; Lyrics: Naser Rastegarnejad ; Arrangement: Nima Farzaneh; Vocal: Naghmeh & Nima Farzaneh

2- Getme Gül; Azeri Folk Arrangement: Nima Farzaneh;

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No-land Bands
Multimedia Ensemble
2016-Present
No-Land Bands is a peace project with the goal of bringing awareness through music to the current crisis in the Middle East and refugee problems around the world. This multimedia ensemble creates a collaborative platform for musicians and visual artists with diverse backgrounds, giving a chance for new expressions of sound to emerge from blended cultures.In this project, music becomes a substitute language to deliver a peaceful message where political action has failed to act. 
Marlboro College; Exodus Concert
Marlboro College; Exodus Concert

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A Journey to Aleppo, Spectrum NYC , Jan. 2017
A Journey to Aleppo, Spectrum NYC , Jan. 2017

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WKCR live performance, Sep. 2017
WKCR live performance, Sep. 2017

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Marlboro College; Exodus Concert
Marlboro College; Exodus Concert

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No-land Bands is a series of musical events that dissolve geographical and musical boundaries. Each session introduces the music of one region in the Middle East, and a group of five to seven performers from different nationalities and with diverse musical backgrounds will perform. In 2016 and 2017 we dedicated our programs to the crisis in Syria and did a series of event in New York City and neighboring states titled " A journey to Aleppo" .

The musical experience will be accompanied by a visual journey as well. Through this setting, a triangular relationship between audience, musicians, and places is being shaped. The musical and visual experience will literally put the audience in those places, transforming their understanding of a specific geographical location. These short journeys will take away all the abstraction and numbness of what we hear on everyday news, and replace it with a humane and tangible experience.

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Aabi, Emruz Festival (Virtual Series) 
Live Multimedia Performance
April 2020
Aabi was a live multi-instrumental performance of one original work and one arrangement on a social media platform (Instagram). The project combined multiple techniques such as recorded video/audio, live video/audio and video collage to push the boundaries of live web-based music performances. 
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Window, Reconnect Festival 
Live Multimedia Performance
April 2020
Performers: Jerry Huang, Dylan Rees
"The Window" was a short live movie created during the pandemic. This project  touched on the issue of  "the new normal", and the spatial aspect of social distancing. The goal was to challenge the new way of our presence in the living environment. 
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House of Light
Conceptual Architecture Competition
Honorable mentioned - 2009
Mirmiran Award
Tehran - Iran
This proposal simply emphasized that a "penetration" on a "surface" brings the light to space. A tiny hole on a blank, white board, and a short narrative about the relationship created between the two elements (the hole and the board) was the submission. The proposal was acclaimed by the great Kiarostami, world-renowned Iranian filmmaker and artist.