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 Amini. Earlier episodes of New Music from Iran, and this time last year in fact, we heard Amini discuss his methods for composition and research online and about the state of his music scene currently in Tehran.
Free Lab Radio, produced in Dubai for Resonance104.4FM>Stream on Mixcloud or download the mp3 from Soundcloud.
Sataan Al-Hassan, embracing the chance to “finally make a mix that allows the use of favourites with no restriction to genre”, brings us his recent playlist, selected and mixed especially for Free Lab Radio.
Al-Hassan grew up in Tunisia, Belgium, Luxembourg and is from Jordan. Now based in the UAE he is a self taught radio and club DJ, and the film programme coordinator at the Sharjah Art Foundation.
Broadcasts Saturday nights 11-midnight, UK time, repeats Thursdays 2-3am.
On air on 104.4FM on your radio across London. Listen online elsewhere with Radio Player.
Free Lab Radio broadcasting 11-midnight, Saturday nights on Resonance104.4FM. Fari Bradley’s guest is London-based Paul Noble, an active DJ, radio producer, music consultant and producer.
He’s worked on Monocle 24, The White Cube, The Observer, The Green Man Festival and dance floors around the world. His directive tonight is to dig into the depths of his music collection for the truly bizarre.
After having seen him play live at The Egg, building the set sound by sound in Ableton and carrying his own mixer with him, we asked Iranian house tech producer and DJ Bitmarx to make us an hour of electronic dance while he was back in Iran. He used his contacts and experience as a DJ to pull in the best tracks by both obscure and very well known producers, most of whom like himself, are also DJs. The mix features production and remixes by Iranian artists – some of them based solely in Iran while others travel globally.
New releases including E.M.M.A, The Cutler, Shugmonkey, Mind Enterprises, tracks from France, Serbia, Hackney, tracks for summer by the man we’re calling a “solarr-vocalist”, and a shout out to Republika Festival, from which we play the track by X-Coast. And somewhere in the middle the Alva T Stanford Middle School Chorus kids sing ‘Chinatown’ with a suitably plinky-plonky piano. Free Lab Radio broadcasts Saturday 11-midnight, repeats Wed 2.30am.
Composer, former post-punk band member and BBC Radio 3 broadcaster Robert Worby in the studio discussing his methods, influences and the forthcoming John Cage centenary. From reel tape to keyboards to field recordings, features on sound art history, and even directing the Sonic Arts Network while holding down his day job on BBC 3’s Hear and Now – Worby’s life is steeped in audio.
Leaping across the pond on lily pads buoyed up by sound. Amongst others, Canadian avant garde, African-Brazilian-Indian tribal gabba, remixed Irish boy bands and various electronica of Persian descent.