Qasim Ali Naqvi is a Brooklyn-based percussionist and composer, who was born in New Milford, CT. Naqvi is co-founding member of the band Dawn of Midi. He was a composer-in-residence at Issue Project Room, Brooklyn, NY (2011); The Studio for Electro Instrumental Music, Amsterdam, Holland (2001, 2003, 2005); and Art Omi, Hudson, NY (2004). His fellowships include Harvestworks Digital Media Labs, New York, NY (2003); The California Ear Unit, Arco Santi (2007); and the Academy Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany (2007). Naqvi received a B.F.A. from Mannes College of Music (1999) and an M.F.A. from the California Institute of the Arts (2008).

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