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Six Pillars Broadcast – Politicising Tourism in Palestine
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Politicising Tourism in Palestine

This week highlights from the event Politicising Tourism in Palestine, part of the Crisis and Creativity A Season of Contemporary Films from and about the ‘Arab world’ series of events at The Mosaic Rooms, London, curated by Shohini Chaudhuri.  Broadcast Times Six Pillars broadcasts on air on 104.4FM, on digital radio signal and online Wednesday … Continue reading

Persian Game of Thrones
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Persian Game of Thrones

Missing GOT? Although the theme tune is already writen by a composer of Iranian descent (half Iranian, half German) Ramin Djawadi, this version by long time collaborator and supported artists the cheeky Moslem Rasouli, is 100% Persian-sounding. An interview with the original Emmy-nominated composer talking about the music and breaking it down in detail, is … Continue reading

Currently Watching….Anahita Abbasi
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Currently Watching….Anahita Abbasi

This contemporary classical piece “Zavaya” was written for the Omnibus Ensemble in 2012 by Austrian-Iranian composer Anahita Abbasi. It premiered within a new program at the Tongyeong International Music Festival, South Korea in March 2012. Zavaya  is a term for geometric angles in the Persian language.  Thus the music in this piece is an imaginary … Continue reading

New Six Pillars Podcast: Curating Commercial Galleries
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New Six Pillars Podcast: Curating Commercial Galleries

This week: art scenes in the UAE (3 of 4) exploring the role of curated shows at commercial galleries and the means of commissioning these shows from visiting curators, and the response of audiences outside of market forces to them. Speaking are Isabelle van den Eynde of IVDE and her gallerist Maria Mumtaz , co-director … Continue reading

Previous Six Pillars Broadcast: Musical Encounters, Bahrain
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Previous Six Pillars Broadcast: Musical Encounters, Bahrain

Wed July 20th 9pm The second of three broadcasts made at Malja studios in the Kingdom of Bahrain, by Fari Bradley and Chris Weaver while on residency at Malja. Musical encounters at Malja Bahrain includes Bahraini performer and producers Maxeem Meraki on bouzouki, Korea-based Bahraini composer and sound artist Hasan Hujairi on electronics, Iranian-British sound … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – The Sounds of Bahrain
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Six Pillars Broadcast – The Sounds of Bahrain

For this new series we focus on areas that in antiquity touched the Persian Empire via contemporary Iranian, Middle Eastern, North African and South Asian sound, art and culture. This week: the first of a series of three broadcasts made at Malja Studios in the Kingdom of Bahrain by Fari Bradley and Chris Weaver. A … Continue reading