International Tehran Contemporary Music Festival – Second Edition

Spectro Centre for New Music proudly announces the opening newsletter of 2nd edition of International  Tehran Contemporary Music Festival, which takes place from 26th April to 5th May 2017.

This year’s edition started with a two-day discussion panels and lectures about contemporary music. In this event, musicians, researchers and professors from all around Iran talked about their experiences and views about contemporary music activities in country and abroad. The seminar was held in Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art and was open to public.

Spectro Centre for New Music, as a curating institution for all the visiting international artists during the Festival, announces musicians performing in this year’s edition:
Sepia Ensemble (Poland)
UmeDuo (Sweden)
Juho Laitinen (Finland)
Erik Drescher (Germany)
Renata Arlotti (Italy)

The grand opening of the musical program at the Festival took place on 28th April at the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art, starting with experimental concerts of Non-Standard Ensemble, led by Martyna Kosecka; Ensemble Zamyad and performance by Finnish artist Juho Laitinen.

Tehran Contemporary Music Festival, as the only national and international festival in the field of contemporary and academic music, is an independent cultural and artistic event, which is held annually with the support and cooperation of cultural and artistic institutions and associations.


We announce with huge happiness that during the recent assembly of International Confederation of Electroacoustic Music CIME/ICEM in Mexico, our Spectro Centre for New Music has been chosen an Organization International Member of this union, representing Iran.
It is a huge privilege as Spectro Centre for New Music is the first organization in the Middle East that became a member of CIME and can proudly represent electronic and computer music artists from Iran and develop international electronic music activities of big importance.
The actions of Spectro as a member of CIME will be always announced in the News section of as well as on the separate menu toolbar shortcut Spectro Electronic Music Association of Iran – SEMAI/CIME.
More details can be spotted on the website:

At the Waters of Lethe

At the Waters of Lethe is A new opera by Idin Samimi Mofakham and Martyna Kosecka binds the Greek/Roman mythology with the 20th century plot, arranging At the waters of Lethe into the modern dimension of music and theatrical gesture. In Greek mythology, Lethe was one of the five rivers of Hades. Also known as the Ameles Potamos (River of Unmindfulness), the Lethe flowed around the cave of Hypnos and through the Underworld, where all those who drank from it experienced complete forgetfulness. more “At the Waters of Lethe”