I am proud to announce that I’m a newly appointed member of the jury for cultural exchange grants of the federal state of Berlin. Very much looking forward to working with such great colleagues.
Work and research grant from the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe, for “new music and sound art”. My project is about telegraphy in Iran and the Prussian military. Research is being conducted to develop a collaborative sound art project for Klangteppich IV. Title image is from Goldsmid, Frederic John: Telegraph and Travel, London 1874
Proudly presenting the 3rd edition of Klangteppich. Festival for music of the Iranian diaspora.
Artist in residence: Hadi Bastani
Lineup and dates at klangteppich.berlin
Klangteppich III is funded by Musikfonds Neustart Kultur by means of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, GEMA, the Federal Agency for Civic Education and the Department of Culture Steglitz-Zehlendorf.
Radio show for SWR including interviews with the trombone player Conny Bauer and the pianists Aki Takase and Alexander von Schlippenbach. Besides their music I chose recordings of Archie Shepp & Jason Moran (picture), Maggie Nicols, Marshall Allen & Tara Middleton of the Sun Ra Arkestra, Sheila Jordan and Jimmy “Duck” Holmes.
Radio show about the pianist Jane Getz for SWR including her recordings with Pharoah Sanders, Charles Mingus, Eugene McDaniels and Dale Fielder, as well as her own albums as Mother Hen and as a bandleader in jazz. Her book (picture) is worth reading.
Radio show for SWR2 about music and poetry.
With Bernd Oeszevim, Roman Babik and the poet Shannon Sullivan, Joachim Badenhorst and the poet Peter Holvoet-Hanssen, Ig Hennemann and Anna voor de Wind with a poem by Anneke Brassinga, Didrik Ingvaldsen and the Nowegian-Czech quartet + choir, inspired by the poetry of Rafael Alberti, Keir Neuringer and the Ensemble Klang, Ya Tosiba/Zavoloka with a poem by Aliagha Vahid Isgandarov, Mahsa Vahdat and Kronos Quartet with a poem by Forough Farrokhzad, and Hans Unstern (photo by Konstantina Levi).