Composer Spotlight: Amir Mortezai
February 21, 2020
Amir Mortezai is a composer of music for film and multimedia, a songwriter, and pianist. Drawing from an eclectic range of genres - from classical to blues to folk to electronica, he creates stylistically rich and melodic sound worlds using variegated reference points. In 2018 he was the recipient of the ASCAP Henry Mancini Fellowship, having taken part in the Columbia/ ASCAP Film Scoring Workshop where he scored the trailer for the Columbia Film Festival.
Recently, Amir worked with The Knocks and Sleigh Bells helping with arrangement and additional production for their upcoming album. He also scored a short documentary for Jungles in Paris. He’s scored numerous other short films - from drama, to animation, to horror, and documentary. His concert pieces have been performed internationally in France, Italy, Prague, and Iran and has collaborated with the JACK Quartet, Collailm Duo, the NYU Symphony, and guitarist Flavio Virzi.