QASIM NAQVI is a drummer, composer, and member of the group Dawn of Midi. When he is not touring with DOM, he composes music for film, dance, theater and chamber ensembles domestically and abroad. Qasim's soundtracks and arrangements for film have appeared on HBO, NBC, PBS, The Sundance Channel, The New York Times, The Tribeca Film Festival, The Academy Awards, The Sundance Film Festival, The Toronto Film Festival, dOCUMENTA 13 and 14, The Guggenheim Museum, Vice TV, The Human Rights Watch Film Festival, IDFA and others. His concert works have been performed by the yMusic Ensemble, The Now Ensemble, The Loos Ensemble, The New Century Players, The Contemporary Music Ensemble of NYU, The Crash Ensemble, The Stargaze Ensemble, The Helsinki Chamber Choir, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra's MusicNOW Season, The Bienen Contemporary/Early Vocal Ensemble, TEN PEN CHii, Nimbus Dance Works and others. He is a 2016 N.Y.F.A Fellow in Music and Sound and has received other fellowships and awards from Chamber Music America, Harvest Works, S.T.E.I.M. and Art OMI. Presently, Qasim writes chamber and electronic music in Brooklyn, New York and works on a variety of projects as a freelance composer and drummer.
Qasim Naqvi (Dawn of Midi) announces new “analog” album Chronology, computers the world over evolve the capacity for jealousy in response