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New Season – Six Pillars to Persia Radio Show

IR_LOGONEW SEASON – Sept 2013 sees the launch of a new season of Six Pillars to Persia, on arts-music radio station Resonance104.4FM. We are now broadcasting on Thursdays 19.30, repeating Monday mornings 8.30am. We begin with the first of what will be a regular slot from USA, plus news of our call out for Iranian sound artists and musicians to visit the UK in December 2013 on a residency.

September 5thSound, art, music. Six Pillars’ very first residency, offers a group of Iranian sound artists / musicians a two week residency at a top London university, working with industry producers and labels, and as a group collaborating with UK sonic arts students towards a public performance at Europe’s largest performing arts venue Southbank Centre.

i ran into iran ep1For this episode we sample new tracks from Iran and welcome as a monthly slot US-based artists Katayoun Vaziri and Brian Zeeger who’ll be producing monthly instalments of I Ran Into Iran, especially for Six Pillars. For their first show, they interview private museum owner Ramin Salsali about the art “market”.

Sept 12th My room in Tehran. An interview with Tehran-based multidisciplinary artist and independent curator Sohrab Kashani about Sazmanab – his residency project, his travels and the ills of living in front of the computer screen.

Sept 19th – New Music from Iran IV – the fourth installment of our new music listening shows, we’ve asked Tehran-based producer Tegh (Shahin Entezami) for his selection of new electronica from the capital.

Sept 26th – Iranian Cinema. We convene a long-overdue discussion with SOAS film programmer Saeed Zeydabadi-Nejad, author of The Politics of Iranian Cinema, 2012. Zeydabadi-Nejad has taught subjects including Iranian Cinema and Transnational Communities and Diasporic Media: Networking, Connectivity, Identity.

Coming up in October – 1001 Nights Art project and a new book on the Cyrus Cylinder, plus new music and London events. Stay update by adding your email to the Follow Tab on the front page here.