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Artists Charles Amirkhanian

Composer, poet, and percussionist Charles Amirkhanian has been a leading proponent of text-sound composition in the USA. His recent works typically incorporate processed ambient and found sounds which explore a rich continuum of sonic materials, layered and developed in the manner of a disjunct narrative playing of abstract (musical) sounds against representational ones (sound effects). Musical director of KPFA FM Radio in the San Francisco Bay Area for many years, he is now Executive Director of the Djerassi Resident Artists Program in Woodside (California, USA), and Program Director of the Other Minds Music Festival in San Francisco (California, USA).


Charles Amirkhanian

Fresno (California, USA), 1945

Residence: El Cerrito (California, USA)

  • Composer

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Charles Amirkhanian, photo: Esther Kutnick

Selected Works


Various artists
empreintes DIGITALes / IMED 9604 / 1996


Various artists
Other Minds / OM 1006 / 2004
  • Not in catalogue
Various artists
empreintes DIGITALes / IMED 9004 / 1990
  • Reissued
Various artists
Fylkingen / FYLP 1027 / 1982
  • Out of print
Various artists
Fylkingen / FYLP 1010 / 1977
  • Out of print