Annie Mahtani

Annie Mahtani’s works are out there! They have been performed in concert in Arc-et-Senans, Bangor, Basel, Birmingham, Bogotá, Brussels, Cagliari, Daegu, Keele, Kingston upon Hull, Lancaster, Leicester, London, Montpellier, Sheffield, Stockholm, Uberlândia and Wrocław…

Annie Mahtani (UK, 1981) is an electroacoustic composer, sound artist and performer working and living in Birmingham (UK). She studied with Jonty Harrison at master’s and doctoral level at the University of Birmingham, completing her PhD in 2008.

Her output encompasses electronic music composition from acousmatic music to free improvisation. As a collaborator, Annie Mahtani has worked extensively with dance and theatre, and on site-specific installations. With a strong interest in field recording, her work often explores the inherent sonic nature and identity of environmental sound, amplifying sonic characteristics that are not normally audible to the naked ear. Her music explores abstract and recognizable sound worlds and all the spaces in between. Annie works extensively with multichannel audio both in fixed medium works and in live performance.

Her music has been recognized and performed extensively in concerts and festivals internationally and she was the recipient of a mention at the 35th Bourges international Electroacoustic Music and Sound Art Competition (France, 2008). She has received a number of notable commissions including those from Birmingham Contemporary Music Group, Jazzlines, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham Hippodrome, and Rosie Kay Dance Company (for which she is the Company composer).

Annie Mahtani is a Lecturer in Music at the University of Birmingham. She is co-director of SOUNDkitchen, a Birmingham-based collective of curators, producers and performers of live electronic music and sound art. She has been a member of a number of boards and panels and is currently a committee member for the British ElectroAcoustic Network (BEAN), and Chair of the British Section of the International Society for Contemporary Music (ISCM).


Annie Mahtani

Coventry (England, UK), 1981

Residence: Birmingham (England, UK)

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On the web

Annie Mahtani [Photo: Greg Milner, Birmingham (England, UK), February 7, 2019]
Annie Mahtani [Photo: Greg Milner, Birmingham (England, UK), February 7, 2019]



Date Work Program
July 26, 2019 Annie Mahtani, ’Round Midnight (2010, 18) One-Hundred and Fifty-Two Edition / The Parish News (UK)
July 8, 2019 Annie Mahtani, Past Links (2008) Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
June 2, 2019 Annie Mahtani, Aeolian (2015-16) #677 / Framework Radio (Estonia)
June 2, 2019 Annie Mahtani, ’Round Midnight (2010, 18) #677 / Framework Radio (Estonia)
May 11, 2019 Annie Mahtani, Past Links (2008) Spectra-Sonic Sound / KEPW 97.3 FM (USA)
May 10, 2019 Annie Mahtani, ’Round Midnight (2010, 18) Electronic Therapy / Radio Mercure 93 FM (France)
May 9, 2019 Annie Mahtani, ’Round Midnight (2010, 18) The Moderns #52 / Radio Regent (Canada)
May 7, 2019 Annie Mahtani, ’Round Midnight (2010, 18) [Excerpt] Klangwelten / Eldoradio (Germany)
May 4, 2019 Annie Mahtani, Aeolian (2015-16) One-Hundred and Forty Edition / The Parish News (UK)
April 30, 2019 Annie Mahtani, Racines tordues (2019) Pulsar / CISM (Canada)
July 16, 2018 Annie Mahtani, Éjszaka (2005) Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)
April 2, 2018 Annie Mahtani, Surfacing (2003) Acoustic Frontiers / CKCU 93.1 FM (Canada)

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