Amnesty’s Iran researcher Drewery Dyke talks about Amnesty’s new initiative for Iran, launched with a new study into detainees and prisoners in Iran. we also hear from Ashram Parsi of the Iranian Railroad for Queer Refugees. Many thanks to South Leeds Community Station for this interview.
This show also includes a dramatisation of the Iranian Folk Tale “The Great Hunter”, produced by Fari Bradley with members of Cool Tan Arts Southwark.
This interview with Canvas founder and director Ali Khadra looks at a series of talks curated by Canvas hosted at Art Basel by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Co- Director, Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Projects, Serpentine Gallery, London.
Ali Khadra explains why and how Canvas intends to turn the talks into a book and documentary, and examines our preconceived notions regarding art, the middle east and sexuality with this series.
The interview is interspersed with extracts from the third of the talks: Gender, Wars and Chadors talk on Contemporary Middle Eastern Art, organised by Canvas magazine at Art Salon, 6 December 2009.
Artists taking part in the third talk were Ghada Amer, Kader Attia and Akram Zaatari while Hans Ulrich Obrist chaired. Watch the video here.
Six Pillars to Persia is produced and presented by Fari Bradley, a journalist living in London, for Resonance 104.4FM
Pédilüv vous propose 2 pièces de Simon Drouhin, artiste sonore aimant les chausses pieds,
qui vous enverrons dans le décor ou alors au Japon, au choix.
Dzoin 10min 23 sec
Pièce électro acoucore
mélange breakcore bit électro acoustique
Souhaitant trancher avec l’esthétique rigoureuse de l’électro acoustique, telle une trame plane et précise,
Dzoin renoue avec une idée de coupure et de son noisy plus violent, proche de la saleté.
Dzoin: l’aspect rebondissant et l’aspect biblique bien sur dzoin dzoin
Japinski ( fausse traduction en serbe du mot japon, en dédicace à Edina) 15 min
Pièce résultant d’un voyage au japon effectué septembre 2009
Se rapproche du paysage sonore, carte postale sonore inspirée du travail du compositeur Luc Ferrari,
tradition davantage acousmatique avec beaucoup d’information, des sons concrets, un appel à la mémoire.
Le Petit Guide Sonore Intergalactique par Julia Drouhin
Julia Drouhin, plasticienne, s’inspire des feuilletons radiophoniques crées en 1978 pour la BBC par Douglas Adams, Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.
A partir de souvenirs enregistrés et de field recordings, elle a composé un Petit Guide Sonore Intergalactique : quelques épisodes sonores de l’humanité pour convaincre les extra-terrestres ne pas la faire exploser.
Don’t panic! Spécial Dédicace à Zelda et Flora qui nous ont conté de passionnates histoires dans les catacombes, au cri diphonique de Lucie, à Ceraise et Frise + guest(Eric Flash, Arjan , Sanne), à l’émission radio-cassette par le reporter Guillaume Madinier quand il avait 10 ans, aux micros contact de Alan Boans.
Cette pièce a été crée spécialement pour Popsonics à Mains d’oeuvres = A la recherche des ondes perdue.
Read more about the event here
In aid of Amnesty International
The Ginglik underground bar is directly in front of Shepherd’s Bush tube station in the middle of the green as you cross the road to reach the West 12 Shopping Centre.
In the year of the fortieth anniversary of mankind’s first lunar landing, this episode of Voice On Record presents many of the original transmissions from the expeditions leading up to this remarkable achievement. The programme features audio from John Glenn’s visions of mysterious particles surrounding his Mercury capsule to the “One Giant Leap” soundbites that are familiar to all of us. The programme also includes excerpts from Space 1999 and Battlestar Gallactica.
Voice On Record is produced and presented by Sean Williams. Each episode features a selection of recordings of the human voice which have been preserved on vinyl. Historic events stand alongside esoteric guides to better bowling. Arid studio recordings are juxtaposed with location recordings rich with fascinating incidental sounds.
An interview with Shirley Elghanian from Magic of Persia.
Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize finalists exhibit in London this month, as do the artists involved in the Iran Unbowed exhibition which Magic of Persia have curated to coincide with the Frieze Art Fair.
With luminaries such as Abbas Kiarostami on board and Sheena Wagstaff chief curator of the Tate, Magic of Persia works to promote Iranian arts and culture outside of Iran.
This interview was broadcast live from the Resonance 104.4FM studios on October 5th 2009.
Famous for serving six balls at once on a professional court, under arm serves, and speciality shots including the ‘power shot through the legs’, ‘the lob through the legs’ and ‘the drop shot’ which bounces back over the net due to excessive backspin tennis impresario Mansour Bahrami is not to be matched. At the launch of his book he talks about his extraordinary rise to stardom via homelessness in France and the singularly harsh treatment he received as a child on the tennis courts in Iran.
BIBA (The British Iranian Business Association) organised the evening in Summer 08 as part of their public service programming. Fari Taydayon from The Energy Deployment Company and Bez Ghazian review the event at the Hilton where Bahrami was speaking.
The show features classical music played by Haydn Dickenson: piano imitates and transcends santoor in the ten minute piece ‘Tariq 1″ from the album ‘East’.
Author Rudi Mathee discusses his study of Persian uses for narcotics and other more mundane stimulants throughout history. Mathee’s book “The Pursuit of Pleasure” has just been released in Iran, and Fari Bradley asks him about Sherry, Shiraz wine and stimulants and opiates in ancient Persia from coffee to opium.Mathee focusses on the Safavid period (1501-1722) in Persia, when excessive drinking by the Shah was sanctioned by society, as he was seen as the son of Shi’i Imam and therefore exempt from the ban on alcohol. This one example embodies many of the massive paradoxes that existed during this period, and still exist as the tension between public piety and personal freedom.
Like the British, the Persians lived through entire eras of compulsive drinking, yet which were then followed by periods when imbibing became punishable with 40 -80 lashings of the whip due to Islam.
This progamme was originally broadcast from Resonancefm studios in London on July 28th 2008.