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HMT is the moniker of Noel Fanaeian, a Canadian composer of Persian-Filipino descent. He is known for highly compositional experimental electronic and neoclassical--combining sound design with voice, cello, and concert bass. At any moment, his sound can be dark and suspenseful; ethereal and emotional; or playful and danceable. However, even with such wide breadth, his music retains a strong stylistic unity. In recent years, Fanaeian has studied under renowned composer Laurel Halo and has toured Canada, the United States, and Europe. His aesthetic combines sound installation, film composition, and contemporary dance score. Fanaeian is on a 9-city European Tour to promote his upcoming concept album "Attention Span".

New Album

'Attention Span'

release date: November 18, 2022

      HMT's sophomore album digitizes human intimacy into a warped commodity, ready for consumption. Sounds in the album were obtained via consensual field recordings of partners, who met on online dating platforms, having sexual moments. HMT iterated these samples at high speeds and harmonized them with operatic stylings, noise, choir chants, and string arrangements. This sonic dehumanization mirrors the state of modern courtship in the digital era, painting a bleak picture of contemporary relationships that have been subsumed into a culture of consumption and reduced to short term iterations drained of real meaningful human connection.

unreleased album link

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Live Performance

***HMT performs in quadraphonic,

but can also perform in standard L R stereo***

Critical Acclaim

Unreleased Visuals