Farangis Nurulla-Khoja is a Tajik-Canadian composer born in Dushanbe (Tajikistan) in the family of well-known Tajik composer, Ziyodullo Shahidi. She holds a PhD of Fine Arts in Composition (University of Göteborg, Sweden). Having also studied at the University of California in San Diego as well as at IRCAM (Paris). Farangis lives by the criteria of the international life and follows the aesthetic language of contemporary music.
As a musician, her focus is on vocal intonations and its unique ability to influence our perception and understanding of our surroundings.She works with the conviction that dance is the complement of music, and that language – particularly the language of poets – is above all a series of communicative sounds. For her, making music is a journey into the unknown, a search for sounds unheard and forms unseen. Farangis compositions have been performed in concerts and in international festivals of contemporary music in Europe, North-America and Asia. She has also received numerous awards and prizes including the Guggenheim fellowship.
Farangis live in Canada, in the beautiful city of Longueuil (next to Montreal) with her two beautiful children and her life partner.