Biography

 

RaiomondAs a film composer Raiomond Mirza’s sound has a sweeping scope of influences from around the world. It evokes the epic, the intimate, the adventurous and the experimental. His music ranges from envelope pushing edgy to big blockbuster Hollywood and always adds depth and sharpness to any film, tv, radio, theatre or multi-media project.He has composed numerous scores for film, TV, theatre and radio. including the award winning A Suitable Boy, the nine hour BBC drama “The Raj Quartet” and the upcoming TV drama, Wetin’ Dey.

His music for Voices Story Story was performed for the Queen on her last African tour and he won the public vote for his composition Viderunt Emmanuel in the BBC national new talent competition.

He has studied Western Classical music, Electroacoustic music and Communication Studies at Concordia University, Montreal, and Indian Classical music and the music of the Near Middle East at the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).

Raiomond is also a prolific writer and has always sought, through words and sound to get to the heart of a story. He completed a Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology at SOAS in which his unprecedented research into the Zoroastrian priesthood discovered a missing tradition of ancient Persian religious music (a labour of love).

He has lectured on his thesis, “The House Of Song”, at Cambridge – The Ancient India And Iran Trust, SOAS –University Of London, The Temenos Academy, The World Zoroastrian Organisation and The Zoroastrian Trust Funds of Europe.

Academically he is published in Hamazor Magazine and as a screenwriter, four of his screenplays including a feature film are currently in development.