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Carmel Farahbakhsh  - Selection Committee


Carmel Farahbakhsh  is a sound artist, composer, violinist, and performer. They collaborate with various creatives locally such as acting composer and co-director alongside Darcie Bernhardt for a short film titled Nanuk &Bibi shown at Nocturne 2020, Toronto Short Film Festival 2021 and was a finalist in the 2022 Independent Short Awards International Film Festival. They have also acted as composer and instrumentalist for Liliona Quarmyne and Mo Drescher’s performance and residency titled: Moves & Marks: tenderness-risk-boundaries, as well as work alongside long-time collaborator Moor Mother in musicianship and artmaking. They are the chair of local artist-run centre The Khyber Centre for the Arts and are the Creative Director of K'jipuktuk (Halifax) based EVERYSEEKER festival. 

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