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Music Appreciation Program
Listen to "Gates of Cairo"
DAAD Fellowship
ISIS: CD of new music to strings
Coming soon: Music Saloon at Kotob Khan
Composing for EECMS
lecture about Rubaiat El Khayam to Moribund
"est-ovest festival", Torino, 2012
Three played by ENSEMBLE LINEA, May 19&20
Read Excitation & Resonance
dissertation published with LAMBERT
Umm Kulthum Digital...Umm Kulthum never Ends
info on the composer
Co-moderating Umm Kulthum Cultural Salon
Mattar presents "Ant Omery"
new composition soon to tour
Friday 11.11.2011, a lecture on Umm Kulthum
little talk at the museum Mon. 31
Moderating composer Faoruk EL Sharnoby
2nd Umm Kulthum Cultural Salon, 6th Oct.
on Radio Music Program
on Nile TV.
Talk with Students' of world music seminar
On Egyptian Radio....SOON
Rice City now online
Egyptian Miniatures now published
moderating the 1st Umm Kulthum Cultural Salon
Rubaaiat El Khaiam in Umm Kulthum Museum

Nahla Mattar is composer, educator, researcher and associate professor at Helwan University HU, Cairo, Egypt. Currently, she is the Director of Umm Kulthum Museum, Ministry of Culture. Mattar got her doctorate of musical arts DMA, in composition from Arizona State University (ASU) in spring 2005. Fellow Researcher at Arts, Media and Engineering program, ASU, 2003-05, (http://ame.asu.edu/). Mattar's goal is to write expressive music that blends music with visual and theatrical rituals, exploring cultural pluralism and interconnectivity topics

Mattar won the second prize in the "Internationaler Komponistinnenwettbewerb / Komponistinnen Festival Herbst 2008, Germany , for her cello, bass clarinet, and piano piece Three. Mattar enjoyed a residency in Winterthur , Zurich, Switzerland , 2008.

She has a great interest in the electro-acoustic/digital interactive medium. Her graduation work: "Scars" was premiered in Phoenix ,Az. in April 2005, a major collaboration with videographer Joan Karlen of University of Wisconsin at Steven points, and visual artist Arina Melkozernova with the director Ilana lydia . Scars was performed again in Berlin with director Oliver Schneller.



















































































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