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Sussan Deyhim


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Tehran, Iran

Sussan Deyhim (b. Tehran, Iran), is a composer, singer and performance artist. She began her career dancing with Iran’s Pars National Ballet company (performing weekly on Iranian national television), and then with Maurice Béjart’sBallet of the 20th Century. She moved to New York City in 1980, embarking on a multifaceted career encompassing music, theatre, and dance, and wide-ranging collaborations with leading artists from across the spectrum of contemporary art.

Deyhim has performed and recorded widely as a solo artist. Her solo recordings include Madman of God: Divine Love Songs of the Persian Sufi Masters, Shy Angels (with Bill Laswell), and Turbulent. Other recordings include Majoun and Desert Equations, both with the composer Richard Horowitz, a frequent collaborator. With composer and director Heiner Goebbels Deyhim recorded Shadows, based on writings of Edgar Allan Poe and Heiner Mueller, and composed and performed music for Deepak Chopra’s A Gift of Love.

Deyhim’s numerous collaborations with the renowned visual artist and filmmaker Shirin Neshat have received critical acclaim, including the video Turbulent, which won the Golden Lion at the Venice Biennial. Their multimedia performance Logic of the Birds was based on Farid ud-Din Attar’s book of mystical poetry written in the twelfth century.

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  • MagogOFF

    Soul Sacrifice?

    3 Feb 2014 Reply
  • autumn_fall

    exceptional depth perception

    21 Jul 2012 Reply
  • rezapourdian

    یک هنرمند جدی موسیقی سنتی ایرانی که خودش را مثل بسیاری از اساتید داخلی به سبک خاصی محدود نکرد و بی محابا اجازه داد تا آواز ایرانی با سبکهای داب و الکترونیک تلفیق شود ....

    27 Jun 2011 Reply
  • shinoque

    New album is fantastic. It really is.

    23 Mar 2011 Reply
  • shahab_odin

    she blows my mind away

    13 Oct 2010 Reply
  • bogurtlen

    30 Aug 2010 Reply
  • kevin_metal1769

    Wonderful Voice

    23 Jun 2010 Reply
  • jack_curio

    Love at first hearing <3

    10 Apr 2010 Reply
  • farzam_hs

    absolutely amazing new style of vocal n music....shes a genius

    25 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Psycho-1960

    fantastic, great i didn't miss it!

    14 Apr 2009 Reply
  • hoomet

    One of the great and odd voices, she has great ethereal voice. she sings in different genres, covers different songs, also sings as back vocal, but she is one the best Persian Sufi songs singer (poems of Molana rumi, hafez, sadi and other Iran's poetry)

    15 Jan 2009 Reply
  • skorpio

    There's a nice package deal of 5 CDs at Just received mine, needless to say it's wonderful stuff!

    31 Dec 2008 Reply
  • v11v11v

    Just saw her perform in London. Very odd/unexpected experience as she was singing covers of things like Chet Baker and Leonard Cohen. A little more <a href=>here</a>.

    27 Nov 2006 Reply

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