Artist Focus: Nemo Ghasemi #IranUKSonics
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Artist Focus: Nemo Ghasemi #IranUKSonics

As part of our #IranUKSonics residency running until Dec 20th, we feature a series of interviews with each of the five selected participants. Nemo Ghasemi Tafreshi, also known as Bluesy Guy, is an award-winning blues guitarist, electronic musician and song writer from Iran. Originally from Tehran with a background in film scoring and sound design, Ghasemi … Continue reading

New Podcast – #IranUKSonics
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New Podcast – #IranUKSonics

The focus of this show is experimental music from Iran, ahead of our UK residency for Iranians musicians and sound artists Iran-UK Sonics. We sample submissions to the residency, which is a two week collaboration at London College of Communication from 9th December 2013, with a live performance at Southbank Centre. The 5 participants join … Continue reading

A Tribute Concert to the Female Vocalists of Iran
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A Tribute Concert to the Female Vocalists of Iran

A concert by renowned Iranian composer Majid Derakhshani, the Mah Ensemble and Mahdieh Mohammadkhani is coming to London’s Southbank Centre. Majid Derakhshani (b.1957 Sangesar, Iran) is a composer and tar (lute) player known the world over for his innovative approach to traditional Persian music. Here he leads the Mah Ensemble (pictured here with Derakhshani) in … Continue reading

Six Pillars Event, Persian Poetry Evening Sept 24th
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Six Pillars Event, Persian Poetry Evening Sept 24th

An Ingenious World is the first major show in the UK of veteran artist Siah Armajani (b.1939 Iran). Opening September 18th the exhibition at Parasol Unit Foundation surveys his work from early pieces made on paper in Iran in the late 1950s, to later works including his most recent structure, the Alfred Whitehead Reading Room, … Continue reading

Theatre, London – A Private Dream
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Theatre, London – A Private Dream

Behrouz Vosoughi, Golshifteh Farahani and Soussan Farokhnia in a London performance of a Persian language production currently touring the world “A Private Dream“. Behrouz Vossoughi (b.1938 in Khoy, West Azarbaijan, Iran) began acting with a role in  Samuel Khachikian’s Toofan dar shahr-e ma. Vossoughi became a major star following his performance as the brooding hero in … Continue reading