Cynthia Zaven is a composer, pianist and artist based in Beirut. Her projects combine a variety of media including video, photography, performance and the use of archive material to explore the relationship between sound, memory and identity through interwoven narratives. Her 12 channel sound installation Perpetuum Mobile was nominated for the Prix Ars Electronica Award 2017. Since 1993, Zaven has also composed original scores and created sound design for theater, live performance, dance, conceptual art projects, and film. Zaven is a piano professor at the Higher National Conservatory of Music in Beirut.