Pakistani-American musician Qasim Naqvi is perhaps best known as a founding member of acoustic trio Dawn of Midi, in which he has played drums since 2008. Outside of his work in D.O.M., Naqvi is an accomplished solo artist who has worked on a variety of projects from electronic music, to composing for orchestras, chamber groups, dance and film. His passion of late is analogue and modular synthesizer systems and orchestral configurations.
Qasim’s music has appeared on HBO, NBC, PBS, The Sundance Channel, New York Times Op-Docs, VICE Media, at The Tribeca, Sundance, Toronto, Rotterdam and London Film Festivals, IDFA, Berlinale and others. His sound installation works have most notably appeared at dOCUMENTA 13 and 14, The Guggenheim Museum, The Tate Britain (Turner Prize 2018) and MOMA P.S. 1
His concert music has been performed/commissioned by The BBC Concert Orchestra, Jennifer Koh, The London Contemporary Orchestra, Stargaze, ACME, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Crash Ensemble, yMusic, The Helsinki Chamber Choir, Alexander Whitley Dance, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra(MusicNOW Season) and others.
In 2021, Qasim worked with Masterclass on the music for a masterclass with artist and stage designer Es Devlin, he also scored Sean Fee and Annika Ranin’s skateboarding documentary ‘Boarders’. Most recently, he collaborated with Tremolo Productions and Showtime on the score for a 4-part documentary series due for release in 2022.