Anna Ikramova - Time-Lines

Workshop performance video

Everyone has their own time; it is real or virtual; music is the designed time. The different timelines meet and run apart again. The past can be recorded in sound and resonate simultaneously with the present.

In this piece, the players use a smartphone with a metronome app and a sound recording app. 

Composer: Anna Ikramova

Composer photo
Photo of Anna Ikramova

Anna Ikramova, born in Moscow, grew up in a typical Moscow intellectual house of the time. As a child, she attended the music high school at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory and received her first composition lessons as a student. This was followed by years at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory (1983 to 1988), where she studied composition, music theory and clarinet. She has lived in Germany since 1990. From 1991 to 1996 she studied composition with Wolfgang Hufschmidt and electronic composition with Dirk Reith at the Folkwang-Hochschule Essen (final artistic examination 1996). This was followed by post-graduate studies in music education with the main subjects composition and piano and church music with a degree in music education and a B-exam in church music.

In 1991 she received the FRECC'L Prize - Experimental Connection of Language and Music - for her work "The Lost Moon". Her work was awarded the Künstlerinnen Preis NRW (Förderpreis) in 1998. In 2000 her composition "speculum sine for choir" was awarded the 3rd prize of the German Music Council.

With the intention of combining her artistic work and its communication, she works as a church musician and music teacher. Anna Ikramova lives with her family in Lemgo (Germany)