The Composers’ Fund: Shiva Feshareki
Shiva Feshareki is an experimental classical composer, researcher and DJ/turntablist working closely with the physicality of sound.
Shiva is a scholar and composition graduate of the Royal College of Music under the tutelage of composer MarkAnthony Turnage and later partook in doctoral research with the generous support of the Douglas & Hilda Simmonds Award. Since 2013, Shiva works mainly as a collaborative composer, and uses deep improvisation, explorations into different worlds, or chance events, to create her collaborative teams.
Shiva has performed at major UK venues including the Southbank Centre, Royal Albert Hall, Barbican, and the Roundhouse, and has working relationships with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Philharmonia, London Sinfonietta and London Contemporary Orchestra. Additionally, Shiva has worked and toured with musicians ranging from cellists Natalie Clein, Oliver Coates and Colin Alexander, to left-field pop artist/composer Mica Levi, songwriter Laura Marling, videogamer/youtuber Freddie Wong, jazz organist Kit Downes and artists Simon Fisher Turner and Haroon Mirza.
Following the international success of her most recent NTS radio show, Shiva will be starting her regular monthly show for NTS Radio titled “NEW FORMS” focussing on physical and experiential music from any genre, and warping them with live turntable manipulations. As a researcher, Shiva will be writing her first book chapter on Daphne Oram’s Still Point in collaboration with James Bulley published by Oxford University Press.
Support will provide time to work on a 30 minute orchestral commission for the London Contemporary Orchestra and curations with Eliane Radigue, Lee Gamble, Kit Downes, and Laura Marling.