Internationally acclaimed experimental composer, turntablist and NTS Radio DJ Shiva Feshareki has signed to Manners McDade’s publishing roster. Working closely with the physicality of sound, Shiva's music focuses on sound-manipulation and sampling, as well as analogue and bespoke electrics that generate pure sounds of electricity.
In 2017, Shiva was honoured with the British Composer Award for Innovation from BASCA for her use of mixed instrumentation with live sampling on turntables. In 2018, she performed across Europe including at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (VAC), BBC Proms and the London Jazz Festival. Her previous awards also include London Music Masters Composer Award in 2016, Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize (2009), Women Make Music PRS award and the BBC/Guardian Young Composer of the Year in 2004.
Shiva Feshareki also composes extensively for orchestras, recently including the BBC Concert Orchestra, Aarhus Symphony Orchestra, London Contemporary Orchestra, Dusseldorf Symphoniker and Orchestra Nationale de Lyon.
She also has a Doctorate in Music from the Royal College of Music and her experience as a researcher closely informs her composing and live output. Through her research and compositional work, she has contributed to a rediscovery of some early pioneers in electronic music such as Pauline Oliveros, Daphne Oram and Éliane Radigue.
The Manners McDade group of companies provide composer management, music publishing, sync and creative services, specialising in new classical and electronic music. In 2016 Manners McDade also launched Cognitive Shift Recordings, a contemporary classical label, in partnership with One Little Indian Records.