Fahad Siadat creates interdisciplinary storytelling works, folding together words, sound, and movement into ritualistic narratives. His work is described by the press as “Exceptional” (LA Times), “hypnotic” (Backstage) and having “a sophisticated harmonic vocabulary” (San Diego Story) with “characteristic vivaciousness” (Theatre Scene). He is an advocate of innovative and adventurous music and approaches this advocacy as a performer, composer, conductor and entrepreneur.
He is the artistic director of LA’s premier chamber vocal ensemble HEX and co-artistic director of The Resonance Collective, an interdisciplinary music/dance ensemble with collaborator André Megerdichian. In 2019 he co-founded the NEO Voice Festival, a week-long celebration of new music for the voice, for which he is the Director of Composition.
Fahad is regularly commissioned to compose for concert music ensembles, dance companies, and theater troupes including: Theater Dybbuk, Rosanna Gamson Dance, Monmouth University, Seton Hill College, Northeastern State University, The Esoterics, C4: The Choral Composer/Conductor Collective, The Contemporary Choral Collective of Los Angeles, Smitten Kitten Film Productions, the award winning Armada Films, Jacksonville Dance Theater, the California EAR Unit, New Century Players, and the TOCCATA Orchestra. His music has been performed in Europe, China, and across the United States.
He has conducted such ensembles as the Chaffey College Concert and Chamber Choirs, the CalArts Institute Choir and Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, Columbia University Glee Club, C3LA, and C4: The Choral Composer Conductor Collective and has been assistant conductor of The Industry opera company. Fahad is a sought after choir clinician and has made workshop appearances with ensembles from coast to coast.Fahad maintains a robust performing schedule, and has performed as soloist with such groups as LA’s groundbreaking opera company The Industry, and the Grammy Award-Winning PARTCH, and at events included SASSAS, the NEO Voice Festival, the Hear Now Festival, Tuesdays@MonkSpace, and the Masters in the Chapel Concert Series.
In addition to his creative work, Fahad has a reputation as a dynamic speaker and has given keynote addresses, commencement speeches, and guest lectures at Whittier College, NSU, Tufts University, California State University Long Beach, Institute of the Arts – Barcelona, CalArts, CSU Fullerton, Concordia College, Ashland High School, and the Kaufman Center in New York. He has been featured in over a dozen podcasts, print magazines, and online publications. He regularly writes articles for NewMusicBox and the Choral Journal and has presented on various topics at conference for the American Choral Directors Association, Chorus America, the NY Choral Consortium, and Classical NEXT.
Fahad is an experienced arts entrepreneur and is the founder of C3LA: The Contemporary Choral Collective of Los Angeles, a board member of C4 in New York, and the founder of See-A-Dot Music Publishing, Inc., a company devoted to the advocacy of new choral works and emerging composers.
Fahad holds degrees from Vanderbilt University and the California Institute of the Arts, from which he received the degree Doctor of Musical Arts.
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