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This Week’s Radio Show – Revolution Sharjah
Contemporary Music / Music / Radio / Schedule

This Week’s Radio Show – Revolution Sharjah

Considered one of the more conservative Emirates in the UAE (United Arab Emirates) Sharjah in fact plays host to one of the most important biennials in the region, the Sharjah Biennial. In 2011 events in Bahrain kicked off during the biennial, drawing artists and curators to publicly condemn the deaths caused by the protests and … Continue reading

This Week’s Six Pillars Radio Show – Sound Awakener
Radio / Schedule

This Week’s Six Pillars Radio Show – Sound Awakener

Six Pillars launches the season with a commissioned show from Vietnamese composer and performer Nhung Nguyễn, aka Soundawakener. Based in Hanoi, Vietnam, Soundawakener has begun this year to release her compositions on ambient net-label Petroglyph in Norway and works to develop her own techniques of composition and improvisation. Her sounds are minimal and mostly exacted … Continue reading

New Podcast – The Internet, the Voice, the Gulf – Sharjah Art Foundation
Art / Podcasts

New Podcast – The Internet, the Voice, the Gulf – Sharjah Art Foundation

Curator Peter Lewis at the opening of the group show /seconds. in the Sharjah Art Foundation, United Arab Emirates. Lewis speaks about curating his web portal/ magazine for art and the process of installing the three dimensional works, ‘offline’. Plus on the same night we hear from French artist Fabienne Audeoud directly after her live … Continue reading

This Week’s Six Pillars Radio Show – New Music from Iran VII
Contemporary Music / iran / Music

This Week’s Six Pillars Radio Show – New Music from Iran VII

This week we listen to tracks from the latest album by Arash Akbari (Odepth) who’s appeared on Six Pillars over the years.  Cracked Echoes features five tracks of varying lengths, but one consistent feel. As a young producer from Tehran, Akbari has made his name releasing on Oído Records and on compilations with fellow experimental producers … Continue reading

New Podcast: Six Pillars – New Music from Iran VI
Contemporary Music / iran / Music / Podcasts

New Podcast: Six Pillars – New Music from Iran VI

This and next episode on Six Pillars we commissioned two shows from Tehran-based producer Siavash Amini, aka The Waterfront. This week we looks at new ambient music released from Iran in 2014. 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 … Continue reading

Khak Gallery, Dubai –  Sculptor Hamed Rashtian
Art / Fine art and design / iran

Khak Gallery, Dubai – Sculptor Hamed Rashtian

Rashtian was born in Tehran, 1984 and studied pure mathematics at Shahid Beheshti University in 2002 later going on to study sculpture, attending the iconic artist Parviz Tanavoli’s classes on bronze sculpture, and picking up techniques and insight from Tanavoli, whose work spans nearly 5 decades. Rashtian has shown in UK, Iran, USA and Berlin, … Continue reading