NUM is an electronic duo formed by Maryam Sirvan and Milad Bagheri in 2010 in northern Iran, where the Alborz Mountains meet the Caspian Sea. Now based in Tbilisi, Georgia, their focus lies in experimental electroacoustic music, where they can create unique atmospheres by combining processed acoustic sounds, instruments, human voices, field recordings, and electronics.
In 2018, NUM released tracks on Zabte Sote (affiliate of Opal Tapes), and on Syrphe’s Uchronia compilation of Asian experimental music. They have recently received electroacoustic composition awards in Iran and Portugal, and have presented works in Georgia, Armenia, Greece, and Poland. Both Sirvan and Bagheri also create solo work.