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.
Broadcasts 9-9.30pm Tuesday 16th December repeats Thursday 4pm. Listen online via www.sixpillars.org or www.resonancefm.com
Six Pillars – New Music from Iran VI, Siavash Amini by 6pillars
The Tascams used in the residency
Free Lab Radio profiles Static Gallery’s curatorial stint at Bill Drummond’s Curfew Tower, Country Antrim, Northern Ireland. The gallery locked all existing artwork on walls at the Tower down in the dungeon, and instead put artists-in-residence in rooms alone with a Tascam 4 track recorder.
The result was a limited edition vinyl, and a night of live performance from the likes of punk-poet Jinx Lennon and CLINIC and a radio broadcast within a two mile radius of the famous tower. Interviews feature artist Tracy Moberly and Static curator Paul Sullivan. Live music by CLINIC, Ex-Easter Island Head, Jinx Lennon and the intro film track as recorded on the Tascam, by Paul Sullivan. Here Paul discusses the politics of the work, and how he involved the community of Cushendal in this unique residency project.
Free Lab Podcast – The Curfew Tower by Fari on Mixcloud
Free Lab Radio – Deep White Sound by Fari
For a full tracklist visit www.freelabradio.blogspot.com
deepwhitesound an online label of free, experimental music from all over the world, whose aim is to create challenging, experimental work and make it available via digital download for free.
These tracks were sent in by founder DB Amorin to give us an overview of the different works and disciplines being submitted to DWS, and we begin with the most abstract one!
Deep white sound “supports and foster a community for artists working at the fringes of art, technology and society, that expand the possibilities of how sound-based art is experienced, distributed and discussed”.
While female, queer and ethnic minority artists comprise a woefully under-represented and under-supported demographic in the arts, they are of particular interest to DWS who champion the margins. However DWS state clearly that they “seek out and support work from all people, everywhere, who wish to broaden the scope of what is possible”.
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 Iranian artists, had just 4.5 days to prepare. Here Niloufar also discusses the week of workshops that follow the performance, including a field recording workshop with world-renowned field-recordist Chris Watson.
Performers were Niloufar Em, Heckmat(t), Nasim Khorassani, Sepehr Haghighi, Nemo Ghasemi, Howie Lee, Yiorgis Sakellariou, Maria Popadomanolaki, Irina Zakharova, Artur Vidal, Angela Yeowell and Veryan Weston.
For more information go to www.sixpillars.org/IranUK
Free Lab Radio – Haroon Mirza Remixes by Fari
Sounds disseminated by artist Haroon Mirza for his exhibition ‘/o/o/o/o/’ at Lisson Gallery, London and a release by Vinyl Factory on limited edition vinyl. We listen to the remixes from o-o-o-o, a project in conjunction with Haroon Mirza’s exhibition and which involves working with his source sounds, plus an interview with Mirza on details of the show.
For this project tracks by Factory Floor and Jellyman were issued, one black and one white, to compliment the exhibition.
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