Semra and Enumen
music-producer, composer, singer-songwriter and sound-designer

Artist Statement

I am pacifist, mental health campaigner, feminist, trauma and emotions explorer, painter, singer-songwriter and a music producer.


As an artist, I am deeply passionate about exploring the transformative power of music and its ability to promote social change and peace. I used to volunteer in Human Rights organisations back in Moscow. In my work, I address mental health, social and political issues, as well as problems faced by minorities. I am of Azerbaijani origin and as a representative of an ethnic minority myself, I work towards making this world less hostile to diversity and more willing to listen.


I am Semra and Enumen on Spotify and other streaming platforms. «Enumen» is a short version for énouement — «the bittersweetness of having arrived here in the future, seeing how things turn out, but unable to tell your past self» from The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows by John Koenig.

Education and Residencies
June 2023







Jonny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Workshop (together with American Music Theatre Project, Chicago) - a weeklong intensive workshop on songwriting, which took place at Evanston Campus of Northwestern University. My master-teachers were award-winning Craig Carnelia, Autumn Rowe, Lindy Robbins, Stephen Bray

June 2022

Maskeliade Music School
- Ableton Production Course

November 2022 - currently

Resonance Music Academy
- Advanced Course on music Production
University Education etc

Liberal Arts RANEPA
2016-2020 - History (major) and International Public law (minor)

Moscow open school of human rights
2017 - Human rights and advocacy course

Groningen university, the Netherlands
2017 - Summer school on politics and ethics from a global, regional and local perspective

Portfolio
collaborations
The Dance (”Танец”)
August 2023

short-film, collaboration with political street-art activists Art Group Yav
- sound-design, music-production, sound-engineering
Collaboration with YouTube channel “Homo Deus”

- ambience music tracks and sound-design
original songs & music

So Few Of Us

Verse 1
So few of us
Can see behind the fuss
the pain of those
who’ve gone because
Regime has got its past
I feel so much of guilt
Because I knew the end
I knew how this one’d end

Chorus
People are tortured
because they are gay
Big brother’s watching
You won’t run away
Planes are now bombing
And telling they’re not
Some people are safer
If are told that they’re not

Verse 2
I’ll tell you why I’m sad
I watch the nations nod
At everything they’re told
By people on TV
Can’t you really see
How propaganda works
It makes them actually want
More blood of different sorts

Chorus
People are tortured
because they are gay
Big brother’s watching
You won’t run away
Planes are now bombing
And telling they’re not
Some people are safer
If thinking they’re not

At the end
I really hope to see the end
I will be proud
tell my kids about
When it ends
We will be drinking wine
and celebrate the blessings
Not in disguise

Ribbons In My Hair

Verse 1
I’d pay with my life, I pay
For the right to stay and say
I know they will come so soon
I know there’ll be others too
I’ll put some ribbons in my hair
I’ll go to the central square

Chorus
Nothing’s in vain
if you’re keeping your way
I’m telling you’ll get there
your future awaits
Nothing ever
stays the same
This bloody empire
Will come to an end

Verse 2
They think they could silence me
But actually they never did
Even when I’m in jail
Even when I’m free
I’ll put some ribbons in my hair
I’ll go to the central square

Chorus
Nothing’s in vain
if you’re keeping your way
I’m telling you’ll get there
your future awaits
Nothing ever
stays the same
This bloody empire
Will come to an end
My hero just said
Don’t get scared, don’t get scared
I’m doing okay
Nothing’s in vein
I’m on your side
I’m on your side

Chorus
Nothing’s in vain
if you’re keeping your way
I’m telling you’ll get there
your future awaits
Nothing ever
stays the same
This bloody empire
Will come to an end
My hero just said
Nothing’s in vein
Nothing’s in vein
I’m on your side


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