Sundance film festival composer panel & KCRW event

I attending the  Sundance film festival  participating on a composer/ technology panel moderated by actor William H. Macy as well as Dj’d  the KCRW party Saturday night. Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes (Golden Globe winner) was also on the panel.

Twitter and Southwest Air present The Collective Conversations: “Sound + Vision: Music in Film”

  • Moderated by William H. Macy, Director, Official 2014 Sundance Selection Rudderless
  • Alex Ebert, Music Artist and Film Composer, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
  • Mica Levi, Film Composer,  Under the Skin
  • Craig Wedren, Film Composer, Role Models, The School of Rock, Wet Hot American Summer, former member of Shutter To Think
  • Amos Newman, Head of Music for Visual Media, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment
  • Nate Mars, Marketing & Content Manager, Dubspot
  • Carmen Rizzo, Electronic Music Composer; AR Manager, Native Instruments

Sundance Film Festival

I will be attending the Sundance Film Festival in Park City Utah participating on a Music & technology panel.

Twitter and Southwest Air present the Collective ConversationsSound & Vision – a panel discussion on music in film, and how the recording artist transitions into film composer – on Sunday, January 19, 2014 from 12PM – 1PM at the Collective at 738 Main St. Park City, UT.The panel will be moderated by William H Macy, director of Rudderless, Official Sundance 2014 Selection. Actor, writer, producer, and director, William H. Macy channeled his passion for music into his directorial debut, Rudderless. The film tells the story of a grieving father in a downward spiral, who stumbles across a box of his recently deceased son’s demo tapes and lyrics. Shocked by the discovery of his son’s unknown talent, the father forms a band in the hope of finding some catharsis.  Rudderless has strong musical component and is a meditation on its power

Free download

Happy holidays! Enjoy this free download of the song “Muted whispers from the broken sky” from my album Romancia.

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Russian/ Siberian solo concert July 11-13

I am excited to be performing this year at the Voice of Nomads International music festival in Ulan –Ude, the capital of the Republic of Buryatia in Russia near Siberia July 11-13. I will be performing solo electronic music similar to the Huun Huur Tu album I made w/ some famous Mongolian type singers & musicians from the region.    You can learn more here.

Retiring from Niyaz

After 3 wonderful albums and touring around the world many times with the band I co- founded in 2004 with Azam Ali & Loga Ramin Torkian, I have decided to retire from the Niyaz. I Online Pokies am very proud of my accomplishments making  music and performing in front of so many amazing fans. Thank you for the continued  support. I encourage the wonderful fans to always support Niyaz. Thanks.

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