“The Recording Session of THE NIGHT”

“What would happen if we combine Persian Classical Music's quarter tones (notes between notes) with traditional horror ideas to create un-evenness with a string ensemble... and we record it on cassette?"
MIDDLE EASTERN MEDIA COMPOSER INITIATIVE & MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

launching early 2022

“The role of authenticity has become more and more important in our world and especially in our media industry,” Fakhrara explained. “Being from Iran myself,  I have always wanted to create something that brings light to that region of the middle east. The music there is not just duduk and dumbak - there are many instruments there that all have different stories to tell both on the screen and in music.”

Designed to promote under-voiced middle eastern media composers from around the world, the Middle Eastern Media Composer Initiative will feature a six-month mentorship that includes bi-weekly check-ins and one on one meetings with industry leaders, including Directors, Producers, Agents, Audio Directors and Music Supervisors, among others. It will also include access to daily studio work and all activities, included but not limited to, scoring sessions, spotting sessions, and working with picture.

As the media industry has evolved so has its music needs. Today’s composer should be trained and versed in many platforms, not just films. These platforms include but are not limited to Video Games, 3D, VR, and AR. This program is designed to prepare the applicant for the “real-world” experience they will need.

For more information or participation please contact - helloMEMCIMP@gmail.com

*The application process will begin in June 2021 with 3 selected applicants announced in Jan of 2022; all applicants must be of middle eastern descent.



Soundtrack for Alone!

Alone’s soundtrack is out today!

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THE NIGHT

An Iranian couple living in the US become trapped inside a hotel when insidious events force them to face the secrets that have come between them, in a night that never ends.
BECKY - THE BEST SCORES OF 2020 - Film Music Institute

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“Escaped American Nazi prison trash gets wasted “Home Alone” style in this gleeful destruction derby by the makers of the killer kids’ movie “Cooties,” who channel well-deserved payback this time around into a teen girl hellion. Nima Fakhara, a prolific composer who’s particularly impressed with his synth-thick scores for the likes of “The Signal” and “Detroit Become Human” really piles on experimental anarchy to memorable effect. With just a haunting bit of piano and voice-topped humanity for a kid who’s messed up from the start with the death of her mom, Fakhara soon drives her mad to get to the musical meat and potatoes of accompaniment for arrows, knives, boat motors and lawn mowers with rhythmic heavy breathing, growling electronics and piano chords. It’s an angry mass of inventive sampling that sets a beyond ominous tone for the vengefully berserk synth shenanigans to get started. If alt. music is the beat of teen ennui, hearing Fakhara warp trance rhythms into a girl’s warpath has all of the suspensefully intense, slasher-friendly, screaming theme payback you’d hope for in a batshit genre score like this, one that in its way plays like John Carpenter having a keyboard meltdown. In the ongoing wave or retro horror synth soundtracks, here’s a killer sound taken to the next level by a good mean girl, here by a composer who knows how to cobble together electronics into particularly inventive weapons for an ersatz Native American on the righteous warpath against the embodiments of white hate that’s messed with the wrong family.”

Becky’s soundtrack out on all platforms!

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