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This Week’s Six Pillars Show – New Music From Iran IX
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This Week’s Six Pillars Show – New Music From Iran IX

This week we sample ‘Absence’, a 70 minute CD compilation of minimal experimental music from Iran, which unsurprisingly and pleasingly, sounds like it came from nowhere in particular. Many contributors have been played before on Six Pillars and we’re pleased to see them taking off. Absence was released February 8, 2016 on Flaming Pines, an … Continue reading

This Week’s Six pillars – Guest Mix Aria Rostami
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This Week’s Six pillars – Guest Mix Aria Rostami

“This mix includes music from people within the Middle East and from people outside of the Middle East influenced by the art and cultural history of the region. In times of increased hostility, perceived or otherwise, it is important to bridge passive connections and dull flames that can unexpectedly turn into wildfire.” Aria Rostami is … Continue reading

This Week’s Six Pillars Broadcast –  Musician Aria Rostami
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This Week’s Six Pillars Broadcast – Musician Aria Rostami

This week Six Pillars samples an album by Aria Rostami (USA/Iran),’Sibbe’, released on Audiobulb September 2015. ‘Sibbe’ addresses themes of diasporas, Iranian and otherwise, and how mass immigration creates new, vibrant and mixed cultures. The show broadcasts on air this week across London on 104.4FM and on digital radio, and streams online elsewhere. Six Pillars … Continue reading

New Season – Six Pillars Broadcasts
Art / Fine art and design / iran / Schedule

New Season – Six Pillars Broadcasts

We’re back on air this week across London on 104.4FM, and online elsewhere broadcasting weekly on Wednesdays 9–9:30pm, repeating on Fridays 3.30pm GMT. Podcasting on http://www.mixcloud.com/6pillars This week’s radio show focuses on a new Tunisian gallery, El Marsa, opening in Dubai, at the heart of the arts district in Al Quoz. Al Quoz is an … Continue reading

New Podcasts – Magic Of Persia Contemporary Art Prize
Art / Podcasts

New Podcasts – Magic Of Persia Contemporary Art Prize

Today: Selected interviews with artists and the selection panel from the Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize event in London, October 2015. Interviews with Magic of Persia director Shirley Elghanian, 2015 judges Sussan Babaie (Courtauld), Dr Shiva Balaghi and snippets from the auction itself held by Sotheby’s Roxanne Zand. The Magic of Persia Contemporary Art … Continue reading

This Week’s Six Pillars – Carnatic Music Explained
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This Week’s Six Pillars – Carnatic Music Explained

A concert and investigation of Carnatic Music by Sandeep Narayan (vocals), Durai Balu (violin), and Akshay Anantapdmanabhan (mridangam drum). The introduction to Carnatic music by the musicians was prompted by questions from the audience, mainly music students at New York University, Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The New York University in the United Arab … Continue reading