Despite the recent denial of entry visa to Iran, that has almost jeopardized the whole Tehran International Electronic Music Festival, all of us — Joachim Heintz, Eva Zöllner, Verena Wuesthoff, Ulrike Brand, and I — were able to do our presentations, seminars, and master classes via skype. It was far from an ideal solution and it was uncomfortable to feel the imposed distance. But it was something …

The photo below is taken at the end of the skype session of my composition master class with the winners and selected composers of the Reza Korourian Composition Competition.