I Will Greet The Sun Again: Experiments with singing, sound art and audio protest in solidarity with Iranian protesters
Tuesday 17 January 2023 | Doors: 7:30pm | Start: 8pm
Our Kiosk opens 1 hour prior to doors.
Tickets: £15 https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/rnasehi
All ticket sales will be passed on to Iranian support organisations, 6rang (who support LGTBQ Iranians on death row), Six Pillars To Persia (who are elevating Iranian women’s voices and supporting the lawyers defending arrestees) and Free Them Now (http://free-them-now.com).
I Will Greet The Sun Again: Experiments with singing, sound art and audio protest in solidarity with Iranian demonstrators.
Imam Houssain (DJ set)
Roshi is a Welsh born musician of Iranian parentage with a strong track record in performance, recording, cross arts collaboration, theatre, public art and social intervention projects. She has performed in prestigious arts spaces, theatres and festivals across the UK, Europe, New York and the Middle East. Her records have received significant airplay including BBC Radio 3, 6 Music, RTE and widespread critical acclaim including The Independent, Wire, The Quietus, Q and twice record of the month in Mixmag who described her as “one of the most singular voices working at the moment”. She has received many commissions including BBC Radio 3 and 4, Southbank WOW festival, So&So Circus, Music In Detention and a major British Council commission to present public sound art in Kuwait.
Having migrated from Iran at the age of five, Iman Houssein has been making music since 2008. Working as a producer, singer, songwriter and artist in his own right, his creative ability is seemingly limitless, placing him perfectly for the new wave of exciting artists emerging in an ever global artistic conversation. With a musical journey starting with the traditional folk song of his birthplace Ahwaz to the ever expanding genre mergers of London, his style is a bringing together of time, past and present. His sound carries with it an ever present signature, a kind of silent storm, hypnotic in its sparsity yet captivating in the richness of density in its details.
Faradena is a person with neurodiversity who has mixed Afghan/British heritage. She is T’ai Chi Chuan practitioner/instructor, folk singer and improvising community musician, who plays bowed string instruments, piano and percussion. She specialises in healing music and T’ai Chi – based exercises for people with learning differences and brain injuries/conditions. During lockdown 2020, through jamming online with Maggie Nicols, she joined the Glasgow Improvisers Orchestra (GIO) and the Improvising Ensemble (IE). From there she performed with the London Improvisers Orchestra (LIO) and with Maggie Nicol’s Creative Liberation Orchestra in Stockholm 2021. She co-leads the International Online Improvising Workshop with Tony Hardie Bick, the online sister of The London Improvising Workshop, originally started by Eddie Prevost. When not teaching, or performing on stage; she is out busking with Banjo Nick, Cambridge’s troubadour.
Khabat Abas is a transgressive cellist and composer who likes to break the rules; she experiments with the cello, improvising, composing, doing a sound installation, and using her own body. She is Inspired by the silenced stories of Women, which she makes to be hearable through her composition. Using these diverse materials is to protest against the oppression of the social and political system. Khabat has performed with various ensembles, including the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra, Sulaymaniyah string orchestra, Gothenburg Academic Symphony Orchestra, and the Non-Ensemble for experimental music in Sweden and London Improvisation Orchestra. She has also collaborated with curators, artists and musicians in Kurdistan-Iraq, Sweden, Germany, and the UK. Aba’s last piece for electro-acoustic cello was performed in Slemani-Kurdistan as a part of the Global. Listening Biennial 2021. She also performed during the Space21 festival in Iraq Kurdistan 2021, the Winter sound festival in Canterbury 2022 and the Borderline Festival Athens 2022, and she participated in the project (Abandoned space) collaboration between the Sonorities festival in Belfast and Space21 festival in Kurdistan and her composition played in Klangwerkstatt, Festival for New Music in Berlin and Space21 festival Kurdistan and London new jazz festival in London. She is co-founder of Duo Moment; together with Hardi Kurda, they released two albums, “Broken Resonance” on Space21 Label and “Illegal Performance” at Café Oto 2021. She has been awarded a grantfrom Salam culture house in Iraqi Kurdistan and the Swedish art council community, and Stim Forward Fund in Sweden.
Fari Bradley is an Iranian-born artist, living and working in London. Bradley’s practice is focused on sound, employing sculpture, installation, performance and broadcast. With a background in classical and North Indian music, Bradley uses found materials, hand-made electronics and architecture for improvisation in performance and recorded sound. Collaborating on large scale pieces, as a due (Bradley-Weaver) and quartet (Oscillatorial Binnage) and orchestra (The Resonance Radio Orchestra) Bradley composes with graphic scores for site-specific work and releases works online, on CD, cassette, vinyl and as radiophonic broadcast. Her digital work is released in The Vinyl Factory, Sub Rosa and Morphine records and performances include The V&A Museum, Venice Biennial and many more.
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