Photography by Heiki Liss. Black and white portrait of Thea.



Thea Farhadian is a performer/composer based in San Francisco Bay Area and Berlin. Her projects include solo violin and interactive electronics, acoustic improvisation, solo laptop, radio art, and video. Her solo pieces for violin and electronics combine a classical music background with extended technique and digital processing using the program Max/MSP.

Her work has been seen internationally at venues which include the Issue Project Room, and Alternative Museum New York City, Galerie Mario Mazolli, Sowieso, and Quiet Cue in Berlin, the Room Series, and Meridian Gallery in San Francisco, the Center for Experimental Art and the Aram Kachaturyan Museum in Yerevan, Armenia, International Women's Electroacoustic Listening Room Project at Bimhaus in Amsterdam. .

Thea is a former member of the Berkeley Symphony orchestra where she played under Kent Nagano for ten years. She has an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts from San Francisco State and an M.F.A. in Electronic Music from Mills College.

In 2009, she was a lecturer in the Art Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

For more information visit www.theafarhadian.com

LONGER BIOGRAPHY

Thea Farhadian is a performer/composer based in San Francisco Bay Area and Berlin. Her projects include solo violin and interactive electronics, acoustic improvisation, solo laptop, radio art, and video. Her solo pieces for violin and electronics combine a classical music background with extended technique and digital processing using the program Max/MSP.

Thea's work has been seen internationally at venues which include the Issue Project Room, and Alternative Museum New York City, Galerie Mario Mazzoli, Sowieso, and Quiet Cue in Berlin, the Room Series, and Meridian Gallery in San Francisco, the Center for Experimental Art and the Aram Kachaturyan Museum in Yerevan, Armenia, International Women's Electroacoustic Listening Room Project at Bimhaus in Amsterdam.

She has received a Zellerbach grant to do sound for experimental video, and has also been a curator of experimental video. In 2002, she co founded the Armenian Film Festival in New York City and later co curated the festival when it was bought to San Francisco.

She has held residencies at Steim in the Netherlands and at Bait Makan in Jordan, and at the Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga, California, and has done several university presentation's including Columbia University in New York, and the City University of Londo

Thea is a former member of the Berkeley Symphony orchestra where she played under Kent Nagano for ten years. She has an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Arts from San Francisco State and an M.F.A. in Electronic Music from Mills College, and studied Arabic classical music with Simon Shaheen.

In 2009, she was a lecturer in the Art Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

For more information visit www.theafarhadian.com

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