From fall 2018, Navid Bargrizan (Ph.D. University of Florida, doctoral adviser: Silvios dos Santos) works at UF as visiting assitant professor of music composition, as well as adjuct lecturer of general humanities. He received M.A. and B.A. degrees in systematic musicology, historical musicology, art history, and composition, from University of Hamburg, Germany, and Azad University Tehran, Iran. Bargrizan's research areas include microtonal music, contemporary theatrical music, German Romantic tragedy, and sociopolitical criticism in rock music. His articles, reviews, and interviews are published in Systematische Musikwissenschaft: Popular Music Studies Today (Springer, 2017), Journal of the Society for American Music (vol. 11, 1 & 2, 2016 & 2017), Müzik Bilim Dergisi: Journal of Musicology (vol. 1.6, 2016), econtact!, Online Journal for Electroacoustic Practices (vol 18.4, 2017), Society of Composers Inc. Newsletter (vol. XLV: 4, 2015), and proceedings of conferences in Berlin and Istanbul (2015). Bargrizan has presented research papers on the music of Manfred Stahnke, Harry Partch, Roger Waters, and Mozart, at about 25 conferences in Germany, Austria, Turkey, Canada, and USA, such as Society for American Music, German Studies Association, Conference for Interdisciplinary Musicology, International Association of the Study of Popular Music, Canadian University Music Society, and chapter meetings of the American Musicological Society. Bargrizan’s compositions are performed in several venues, including New York City Electroacoustic Festival, Toronto Electroacoustic Symposium, Eastern Music Festival, Florida Contemporary Festival, Midwest Music Consortium, and conferences of the Society of Composers Inc. His research and music have brought him honors, including being chosen as finalist in 2016 American Prize for Composition Chamber Music Division, DAAD (German Acadmeic Exchange Service) Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship (declined), DAAD Pre-Dissertation German Studies Scholarship, Tedder Family Fellowship of the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere at UF, UF Best of College of the Arts Creative Research Award, UF Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Award, UF Beverly T. and Robert N. Singer School of Music Fellowhsip, and UF Graduate School Doctoral Research Travel Award. During summer 2018, Bargrizan was the composer-in-residence of the Harn Museum of Art in Gainesville, Florida. An active condutor of modern chamber music, Bargrizan also conducted archival research at University of Illinois, Northwetsren University, University of California San Diego, and University of Hamburg, leading to his doctoral dissertation: "Microtonality, Technology, and (Post)Dramatic Structures in the Theatrical Music of Harry Partch and Manfred Stahnke" (2018).

Compositions

10 Aphorisms for Sax Duo



Recorded by Stacks Duo


Se-Chahar-Gah (Trip-Four-Tych) for solo microtonal guitar



Recorded by Tolgahan Cogulu


Tuning Exercise 0 for flute and piano



Emily Theobald, flute-Anastasia Naplekova, piano


Tuning Exercise 1 for woodwind quintet



UF New Music Ensemble-Diogo Caravalho, conductor