Archive for the 'Six Pillars to Persia' Category

Six Pillars Podcast – Kronos Quartet Warp and Weft

Six Pillars – Kronos Quartet and Sahba Aminikia by 6pillars Tar o Pood (Persian for warp and weft) is a collaboration between Kronos Quartet and Iranian-Canadian Sabha Aminikia. We interview violinist and Kronos Quartet founder David Harrington, ahead of the performance at San Francisco’s Switchboard Festival, on how their work is centred on a politics […]

Six Pillars Podcast – And the Dance Goes On

And the Dance Goes On. Fine artist Samira Hodaie at her first solo show in Dubai, speaks to us about her methods, themes and experience. Cube Arts Gallery, DIFC teamed up with AB GALLERY in Switzerland to bring Hodaie over from Iran to show a series of works on canvas, wood panel plus a wall […]

Six Pillars: The Internet, the Voice, the Gulf – Sharjah Art Foundation

Six Pillars – Peter Lewis, Fabienne Adeoud and the GCC Collective at Sharjah Art Foundation by 6pillars on Mixcloud Curator Peter Lewis at the opening of the group show /seconds. in the Sharjah Art Foundation, United Arab Emirates. Lewis speaks about curating his web portal/ magazine for art and the process of installing the three […]

Six Pillars – New Music From Iran VI, Siavash Amini

This and next episode on Six Pillars we commissioned two shows from Tehran-based producer Siavash Amini, aka The Waterfront. This week Amini looks at new ambient music released from Iran in 2014, Iranian ambient artists included are Siavash, Arash Akbari , Porya Hatami and Tegh. Next Tuesday we’ll be hearing about IDM/Techno and noise from […]

Six Pillars – Single Motherhood / Towards The Possible Film

This week we hear from our Iranian contingent I Ran Into Iran on the social politics of single motherhood in Iran, and an interview with artist Shezad Dawood at Art Dubai 2014 on the eve of his screening Towards the Possible Film. Plus we go out with a track by Scotland-based jazz explorers GOL from […]

Six Pillars to Persia: Don’t Throw Your Love to Babylon

This week we’ve tickets to give away to From Babylon to London at Jackson’s Lane Theatre, Feb 16th 2014, plus we earmark several ResonanceFM fundraisers events going on around Valentine’s day. This show includes our monthly guest slot from I Ran Into Iran USA. Artists Katayoun Vaziri and Brian Zegeer conduct the second part of […]

Six Pillars to Persia – Mariam the Believer

Six Pillars – #IranUKSonics Residency Preview: Niloufar Em

Visiting field recordist form Iran, Niloufar Em discusses Six Pillars’ current residency project at London College of Communication, and the group performance at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre on Friday 13th December, 6pm. Tutored by seminal guitar manipulator Keith Rowe, the group, consisting of six LCC Sound Art and Design graduates and the five visiting […]

Six Pillars – On Farideh Lashai, An Interview with the Artist’s Daughter

In tribute to Farideh Lashai (1944-2013), we podcast this phone interview with her daughter during an installation at Gallery Isabelle van den Eynde in Dubai. Here Maneli describes the intricate videos and the ethos and methods behind her mother’s animations. Until she passed away, Lashai had been creating works for over 40 years transitioning between […]

Six Pillars- Audio Postcards from Iran

This Six Pillars radio programme is co-produced with musician Moslem Rasouli. We hear mainly from Iranians voicing their thoughts, not restricted to any topic, as audio postcards to the UK collated by Rasouli. We also hear Moslem’s own music (image left), as well as Six Pillars previous guest Hassan K’s latest track and an exploratory saxophone […]