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Iran UK Sonics Residency – Short Film
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Iran UK Sonics Residency – Short Film

A short film about our Six Pillars residency held in London December 2013 for sound artists and musicians from Iran living in the MENASA. Five selected applicants performed at Europe’s largest performing arts space, Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall with MA students at University of the Arts, Sound Art Department at London College of Communication. … Continue reading

This Week’s Six Pillars Show – Warp and Weft with Kronos Quartet
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This Week’s Six Pillars Show – Warp and Weft with Kronos Quartet

Tar o Pood is Persian for warp and weft, both terms that have some etymology in Old Persian (Pers. baftan “to weave”) probably because, as some Iranian mothers like to point out, the Middle East was weaving silk while Europeans had not evolved beyond pelt. And this is for once not a misquoted affirmation, for … Continue reading

Supremely Far Out – Bill Plummer and the Cosmic Brotherhood
Contemporary Music / Music

Supremely Far Out – Bill Plummer and the Cosmic Brotherhood

Spoken word, acid, jazz, at times leaden sitar the accomplished American jazz bassist Bill Plummer created The Cosmic Brotherhood with a series of whacky releases of with Eastern and psychedelically-charged music that challenged contemporary ideas about jazz in the 1960s and employed some a terrible rhyming scheme for most of the lyrics. The instrumental works … Continue reading

Moonlight Parisienne: Piano/ Vocal Performance, Rasht
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Moonlight Parisienne: Piano/ Vocal Performance, Rasht

A girl in culottes is waiting to sing in the corner. The piano arpeggios up an atmosphere of heightened feeling. The intimate space is transformed into that very place your mind is at when you read a passage that rings true over time, over distance, over language. The room’s acoustics add to the piano, which … Continue reading