Shiva Feshareki is a critically acclaimed composer & turntablist, and NTS Radio DJ. Her diverse output explores electronics, acoustics, context and perspective through wide ranging practices that incorporate classical craft and experimental methodology. She was honoured with The 2017 British Composer Award for Innovation from The Ivors Academy, The Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize (2009), as well as the BBC Young Composer’s Award (2004) with her first scored composition. A host of stunning performances followed including most recently at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (VAC), BBC Proms, London Jazz Festival, and as Featured Artist at Spitalfields Festival.
Shiva's solo turntable performances fuse together sonic palettes using hyperphysical electronic manipulations and sampling techniques. Cuts from drum and bass, garage, gabber, deep minimalism and classical orchestral works are yielded to create complex live compositions that are as kinetic as they are delicate. Feshareki also composes extensively for orchestras, recently working with the BBC Concert Orchestra, Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, London Contemporary Orchestra, Dusseldorf Symphoniker, Orchestra Nationale de Lyon. Previously she has worked with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Sinfonietta, and the London Philharmonia. Her compositional work is equally transformative, exploring the physicality of sound in relation to light, sculpture and movement.