Anahita Abbasi (1985) is an Iranian composer of acoustic and electro-acoustic music.
She has studied music theory with Clemens Gadenstaetter and composition with Beat Furrer and Pierluigi Billone in University of music and performing Arts Graz (KUG).
She worked closely and attended various master-classes with Georges Aperghis, Philippe Leroux, Franck Bedrossian, Francesco Filidei and Raphael Cendo.
Her music has been featured in various worldwide festivals such as:
Film festival Diagonale (Austria-2011)
Atlas festival (Amsterdam -2011 & 2012)
TIMPF (Tongyoung International music festival in south Korea- 2012)
Grachten festival (Amsterdam)/ 2012
International Academy Impuls Graz/Austria- 2009 & 2011)
Musik festivals and workshops (Kazakhstan & Uzbekistan - 2012 & 2013 & 2014)
Matrix (Experimental studio des SWR und Amsterdam- 2012, 2013)
Schoenberg center (Vienna, Austria- 2013)
48th Dimitria Festival (Thessaloniki- Greece 2013)
Ecce festival (Boston- USA - 2014)
Time Of music Festival (Finland -2015)
Jeunesse Festival ( Vienna-Graz 2015)
Festival Carmelo Bernaola (Spain 2015)
CGAC, MUSIC AND ART. SONOROUS CORRESPONDENCES ( Spain 2015)
New Ears Concert ( Basel -2016)
Contemporary music days ( Graz-Austria 2016)
Virtuose singers concert - ASCAP AWARD WINNERS ( New York July 2016)
Her pieces have been performed a.o. by diverse Ensembles such as:
Atlas Ensemble (Amsterdam)
Ensemble Omnibus (Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, South Korea)
Ensemble Zeraffin (Amsterdam)
Dou Verso & Dou Bilitis (Amsterdam, diverse cities in Netherlands)
Ensemble Black Pencil (Amsterdam)
dissonArt Ensemble (Thessaloniki, Switzerland)
Schallfeld Ensemble (Graz, Vienna- Austria)
Moscow contemporary Festival ( Russia)
Vertixe Sonora ( Spain)
Ecce Ensmeble ( Boston)
Quatuor Diotima( Finland)
Tamgram project( Basel-Spain)
She is one of the members of Austrian Composers association " die andere saite " and also one of the founders of Ensemble and association Schallfeld (for Contemporary music and sound art) in Graz, Austria, which is going to be Ensemble in resident in Darmstadt Ferienkurse 2016.
She is the winner of the 2015 ASCAP Foundation Morton Gould Young Composer Awards, One of the most prestigious awards in the US. Anahita is currently residing in San Diego and pursuing her Phd with Rand Steiger in Composition at the university of California San Diego.