Golnar Shahyar ~ گلنار شهيار Golnar Shahyar Vienna Golnar Shahyar is a vocalist, composer, arranger, multi-instrumentalist, lyricist and producer based in Vienna and Berlin. Her work introduces a new approach to the art of songwriting, improvisation, vocalisation, and composition with many integrated elements from the rich musical cultures of East Asia, northwest Africa, Contemporary jazz, European contemporary, electroacoustic, and chamber music. Her singing practices are integrative to a wide range of human vocal and emotional spectrum. She is not only at home in the microtonal music traditions of the MENA region but also finds new terrains by her contemporary interpretations of those traditions. Being for more than a decade in the field of performance, music production, and education, Shahyar has proved to be a multifaceted musician who has put quality, dialog, personal expression, storytelling, and advocacy at the core of her artistic work.