Six Pillars Broadcast – Borderless Festival, Statford
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Borderless Festival, Statford

This week: the Theatre Royal Stratford East and GOAT Music’s presentation of ‘Borderless’ -a vibrant and wide reaching festival designed to dissolve ideas of ‘other’ in the collective swell of music. For this iteration, we hear music from The Turbans, Anushka + XOA, Deep Throat Choir + Some Voices, Sola Akingbola’s Critical Mass and Horace … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Electro-Classical Music from Iran
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Electro-Classical Music from Iran

Tonight on Six Pillars we’re listening to experimental music from the Middle East and a somewhat electro-classical selection today, in this order: Playlist: Rohab by Showan Tavakol Sami Yusuf with the Persian nightingale Soog e Sarv by Showan Tavakol Iranian Hologram by Showan Tavakol DayBalal by Farshad BakhtiariHa feat. Shaghayegh Kamali Persian Jazz by Oxala … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Music by Asnam L. Masrah, Palestine
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Music by Asnam L. Masrah, Palestine

July 12th – the sweetest vocals from Ramallah by singer /songwriter Asnam L. Masrah, أصنام المسرح, with her series of solo home-made recordings and electronica collaborations with Muqata’a (Boycott). Interview below.  In Arabic her lyrics: Complex questions and cloudy mysteries emptiness judging consequences errors Should I write about our present society? or should I go … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Circular Landscapes
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Circular Landscapes

Two live performance pieces by Fari Bradley and Chris Weaver: ‘Circular Landscapes’ commissioned by Maraya Art Centre in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. The two works were composed mainly of sounds recorded in the Mleiha Desert, a site of great archaeological significance since early man’s migration out of Africa, and the Sharjah Airport, the first airport in … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Michel Banabila
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Michel Banabila

Wednesday March 22nd 2017 Michel Banabila – commissioned work. Sound artist and composer Michel Banabila offers a mix of his own and other works especially for Six Pillars. Featuring Michel Banabila: keys, electronics, samples & mix. With contributions by Salar Asid: violin & kabak kemane (kamancheh). Oene van Geel: violins. Anas Maghrebi: lead vocal. Hannibal … Continue reading