Farangis Nurulla-Khoja (Tajikistan/Canada) holds a PhD of Fine Arts in Composition (University of Göteborg, Sweden). Having also studied at the University of California in San Diego as well as at IRCAM (Paris). Farangis lives in Canada.
Farangis Nurulla-Khoja’s compositions include symphonic, chamber, vocal and electro-acoustic music. Her compositions have been performed in concerts and in international festivals
in Europe, North-America and Asia by a diversity of ensembles and soloists, including ICTUS (Belgium), Avanti! (Finland), Symphony Orchestra of Gothenburg, the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart (New Music Festival, Germany), Percussion de Strasbourg (Grenoble, Rouen, Strasbourg, France), Nieuw Ensemble Amsterdam (Amsterdam, Haag, Berlin – Maerz festival), Shanghai Symphony Orchestra (Shanghai. China) Montpellier Symphony Orchestra (Montpellier, France), Saint Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra …
She has also received numerous awards: the grand prize of the Abu Gazali Foundation in Salzburg (Austria) for her orchestra piece Replica in 2000. The Canada Arts Council’s Joseph S. Stauffer Prize for the Arts for the best mid-carrier composer of 2008. The prize at Andrey Petrov Composers Competition (Saint Petersburg) in 2014 for her sinfonietta Ravishi Nur; Grazyna Bacewicz International Composer Competition (Lodz, Pologne) en 2015 for her concerto Daidu; The prize of Recognition from the Longueuil Art Council in 2016; Gold Medal Best of show of the 2017 from Global Music Award. In 2018 Farangis was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.
Farangis Nurulla-Khoja has also been a composer in residence in Royaumont Foundation (France), the Bellagio Center of the Rockefeller Foundation (Italy) and the Society of Swedish Composers in Cortona (Italy).
La Cloche Fêlée II for organ & percussion
The piece was commissioned by the percussionist Olaf Tzschoppe and the organist Zsigmond Szathmary. La Cloche Fêlée was composed during my residency in Bellagio, Italy and Freiburg, Germany while working closely with the organist Zsigmond Szathmary.