Member Profile: Vahid Jahandari
VAHID JAHANDARI is an award-winning composer of acoustic and electronic music, inspired by social-political culture and interactive technology, with projects ranging from concert works to interdisciplinary and film scores. As an Iranian artist involved with major social issues, Jahandari seeks to promote intercultural communication through his works. Active in a diverse array of genres and interested in music as a documentary, Jahandari's works have been performed and recorded in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East, and he has received several awards for his music including first prizes at 2Agosto and Pejman competitions. Jahandari's music has also been selected and performed at numerous festivals including SEAMUS, World Saxophone Congress, ISCM World Music Days, Electroacoustic Barn Dance, EMS60 at UIUC, WSU ElectroAcousticMiniFest, West Fork New Music Festival, EE+F, Fusebox Festival, Sound In Sculpture, LaTex Festival, and many more. Currently pursuing his Composition PhD as a Graduate Assistant at the University of Florida, Jahandari holds degrees in Composition from the Art University of Tehran (B.M.) as well as from University of Texas at Austin (M.M.), where he served as a Teaching Assistant in Digital Music. His portfolio includes works for electronic media, mixed chamber ensembles, symphonic orchestra, wind ensemble, choir, and solo instruments.