This Week’s Six Pillars – Listening to ‘West Asia’
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This Week’s Six Pillars – Listening to ‘West Asia’

Sounds from Iran and the wider Gulf: when Iran seems increasingly cut off, and with attitudes to music in general in the Middle East making a career in experimental music even harder than usual, what digital messages are being sent by budding audio producers to the web for us to hear? Building on an article … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Hong Kong Mixtape with CMHK
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Hong Kong Mixtape with CMHK

    Hong Kong Mixtape is a new, open call project in Hong Kong for field recordings and compositions put out by CMHK (Contemporary Musiking Hong Kong) as part of their Sonic Transmission Exchange programme. Curated by the CMHK team, the final selections make it to the Hong Kong Mixtape , which involves local composers’ … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Music from Palestine
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Music from Palestine

Incensed by the provocation of the USA to move it’s Israeli embassy to the disputed area of Jerusalem, the orchestrated, cold blooded killings of civilians marking the 70th anniversary of their exodus (nakba) from their homeland, and motivated by the music project stemming from Banksy’s Walled Off Hotel on the ugly side of the West … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Salome MC Guest Mix
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Salome MC Guest Mix

Wed 6th June “FOUNTAIN” Mix By Salome MC Beginning with the audio from a video installation made by Iranian musician Salome MC back in 2013, the mix reflects the influence of her time in Japan. Playlist: Metamorphosis by Salome MC UMegination by Yoshimi and Yuka Peeling Off the Layers by Wildbirds and Peacedrums The Highest … Continue reading

Six Pillars – Guest Soundscape: DSM, Tehran
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Six Pillars – Guest Soundscape: DSM, Tehran

23rs years young producer and DJ from Tehran, Iran DSM is Sasan Aminiashfar. In the past we’ve played his electronica mixes and home-produced tracks on the show, yet this time this most inquisitive impresario has produced a bespoke 29 minute soundscape of field recording and musical interludes for Six Pillars. “I think art is just … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – MENASA Folk, Electronica, Classical
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Six Pillars Broadcast – MENASA Folk, Electronica, Classical

Select folk, electronica and classical music from North Africa, South Asia and Middle East. Featuring Kurdish-Iranian kamancheh player Kayhan Kalhor, Egyptian DJ Ghazi (featuring vocals by Abdullah El Miniawy), Pirayeh Pourafar, Sevdaliza, Dagadana and North Lab and two tracks from a new release by Jordanian band Albaitil Ashwai. (Image: Ebay Listings selling Afghan Clothing Items) Continue reading