Shaahin Peymani is a composer and sound artist based in Tehran and Berlin. After graduating in textile engineering, he studied at the Tehran Conservatory, and is currently continuing his MA in sound studies and sonic arts at the Berlin University of the Arts. His practice includes sound installation, audio-visual performances, as well as music and sound design for animation, film, theater, and dance.
“Having worked as a music composer for five years before moving to Germany, I was always seeking for means to expand my work and intensify my studies in sound. Also, being born and raised in Tehran in an Iranian-German family, I have been always interested in intercultural experiences. Living and studying in a culturally rich city like Berlin is a great opportunity to pursue these interests. Moreover, being an artist on the move puts me in a position where I can have a non-objectified look towards my home country, as well as challenging myself to work outside of my comfort zone.“
Shaahin often uses found and archival sounds, and field recordings in his works. By recomposing concrete sounds and processed speech voices into collages, he explores the realm of human perception and the deconstruction of language in audio culture and seeks to redefine modes of listening by transforming sound as an indication of its source into an abstract, structural sound object.