Kimia Koochakzadeh-Yazdi (b. 1997 Tehran, Iran), explores the unfamiliar familiar while constantly being driven by the mechanism of the human psyche and exploring ways to manipulate it. The Vancouver based composer/performer, works with small ensembles and electronics as well as electroacoustic music as an individual practice.
Her work has been featured in festivals such as New Music on the Point (Vermont, USA), wasteLAnd Summer Academy 2019 (Los Angeles, USA), EQ: Evolution of the String Quartet (Banff, Canada), Modulus Festival (Vancouver, Canada) and SALT New Music Festival (Victoria, Canada). She has been presented by art organizations including Western Front, Music on Main, Media Arts Committee and Vancouver New Music.
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