Yarava Music Group
“Yarava Music Group” was founded in 2001 by Mehdi Jalali, Ebrahim Allahyari and Hamed Zand Karimkhani with the purpose of introducing an alternative style of traditional music and promoting the instrumental music or a non-vocal-based genre of music. Since 2003 and after the formation of “Yarava Modern Orchestra” at Alireza Mashayekhi’s suggestion, this group has started its artistic activities with the objectives of performing and introducing works of Modern (Contemporary) Music composers of Iran or the world, and in this way, introducing the New Music instrumentalists became possible.
Since 2003 up to now, this group has held more than 90 educative-informative sessions in addition to its routine activities; these sessions were held under the title of “Khalvat-e-Mosighi” (Music Privacy), “IC” (Informal Concert), “Opera Night”, “Sundays of Music”, “Music Privacy 37.5 Degrees”, etc.
By running a series of programs called “Persian Night” since 2008, Yarava has concentrated on performing the pieces of Iranian contemporary composers; 60 pieces were performed just in these programs.
Yarava has performed more than 180 music pieces of different genres over the years of its activity; besides, the compositions of more than 40 Iranian contemporary composers had their world premiere at Yarava Music Group, some of which are published and released.
Over the past few years, some of the most important activities of the group have been holding the Electroacoustic Music Composition Competition “Reza Korourian Awards”, the Contemporary Music Festival “Sound.Tehran. Music”, “Tehran International Electronic Music Festival” and the musical projects “Sound Fabric”, “Tehran – Berlin Travelers”, “Tehran Contemporary Music Days”. These kinds of activities have led to a collaboration and alliance between Yarava Music Group, Tehran University, Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media, Department of Music Studies, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Digital Media Center, Multimedia Production Lab of Luigi Cherubini Conservatory, Freiburg University of Music and New York University.
Mehdi Jalali, Ebrahim Allahyari, Hamed Zand Karimkhani
Board of Trustees
Amirashraf Arianpour, Homa Niknam, Fahimeh Fough, Ardeshir Tajbakhsh, Bita Jalali, Ebrahim Allahyari
Senior Art Advisor
Board of Directors
Assistant of Art Director
Director of the Department of Electronic
Director of Yarava Electronic Studio (YES)
International Relations Manager
Director of Public Relations
Soheil Tabatabaei, Shahrzad Esmaeili, Majid Nazari, Amirhossein Shariati, Alireza Bagheri, Sajjad Khodaverdi
Research Department of Yarava Music Group
Sara Abazari, Amin Khoshsabk, Mehdi Jalali, Farbod Shirmohammad
Asal Karimi, David Mohr, Aila Moghimi, Nastaran Ghaffari, Golnaz Khalili, Pouria Lachini
Niloufar Shahbazi, Soheil Tabatabaei, Mona Goudarzi
Korourian Family & Yarava Music Group
Reza Korourian Awards (2020)
The Electroacoustic Composition Competition which is held annually in the memory of Iranian avant-garde composer, “Reza Korourian“ (1971-2015) ended its fifth year by announcing the selected pieces and publishing them in this collection.
This annual competition invites composers of all ages, who are interested in electronic music, to participate in the competition in order to support and introduce electroacoustic music in Iran.
Reza Korourian Awards is held by “Yarava Music Group” in collaboration with the Department of Music of Tehran University and sponsored by Korourian’s family.
Yarava Music Group, Contemporary Music Records
The Statue of Competition
Yarava Music Group in collaboration with the Department of Music of University of Tehran
The 5th year (2020)
Head of Jury
Responsible for Organizing Committee of the Competition
Mehdi Jalali, Amin Khoshsabk
Responsible for Organizing Committee of the Conclusion Cermonies
Soheil Tabatabaei, Nazanin Ghiyasi
Poster of Call
Booklet of Call
A) Resident of Iran
1. “Piece for Two or Three Channels” fixed media (Afshin Motlaghfard)
2. “Shin” fixed media (Deniz Tafaghodi)
3. “Daramad” for 3 Sopranos and Fixed media (Ali Balighi)
Other Selected works
A) Resident of Iran
“A Place to Sleep” for Soprano and fixed media (Vahid Alahverdi), “Something About 1130 cm^3” fixed media (Sepideh Yaftian), “Everything Has Changed Without Preamble” for Soprano and fixed media (Sepideh Yaftian), “Sazo Avaze Nava” fixed media (Masoud Hedayati)
B) Residing Outside of Iran
“Engasht” fixed media (Arezou Rezaei)
Tehran International Electronic Music Festival
4th Tehran International Electronic Music Festival 2020
Scheduling Group and Art Advisors
Alfonso Belfiore, Farzia Fallah, Farhad Ilaghi Hosseini, Mohsen Mirmehdi, Dimitri Papageorgiou, Hassan Sheidaei, Gelareh Soleimani, Madjid Tahriri
Amin Khoshsabk, Ehsan Nazari, Ashkan Rahbarian, Soheil Tabatabaei
Korourian Family, Tehran Municipal Cultural and Artistic Organization, Sarv Cultural Center, Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media, Department of Music Studies of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Digital Media Center, Multimedia Production Lab of Luigi Cherubini Conservatory Florence, 8Arti Cultural Association Florence, Il corpo, la luce, Il suono festival – Florence
Many Thanks To
Shahram Saremi, Dr. Azin Movahed, Anahita Abbasi, Ali Maghazei
Department of Music of Tehran University
Dean of the Faculty of Fine Art
Dr. Shahin Heydari
Head of the Faculty of Music
Dr. Hooman Asadi
Expert in Charge
Chair of the Contemporary Music Center of Tehran University
Sara Abazari, PhD
Director of Public Relations
Niloufar Shahbazi, Pouria Lachini, Ghazale Moqanaki