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This Week’s Six Pillars – A Karachi Phonology

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Fowl in the street

Wed 23rd September, repeats Friday 23rd, 2015

Colourful phonology and excerpts from conversations across the world’s 2nd most populous city, Karachi. Interviewees include performance artist Jamal Ashiqain on performance and his practice in Pakistan, and professional driver Jawed Iqbal, commenting on the proliferation of pan-tobacco chewing in Karachi. Technology, the arts scene, the streets, what does it sound like? Made in collaboration with sound artist Chris Weaver.

Broadcasts on air across London on 104.4FM, Wednesday 23rd September –  21-21:30hrs GMT. Repeats Friday 25th 3.30pm. Listen online with this app. Podcasts are now here on Mixlcoud. Read our more casual posts on MENASA arts and culture on Tumblr, Twitter or Facebook.

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Dentist sign in Karachi with Fari Bradley and Chris Weaver

This broadcast forms part of a series supported with public funding by Arts Council England.

Recorded during an arts residency hosted by Lahore Biennial Foundation at Karachi’s Habib University, a new and liberal facility focusing on skills for the future of Pakistan. Supported by British Council, Pakistan Chris Weaver and Fari Bradley gave guest lectures at the Karachi University, Asia’s largest university in terms of geographical size, and the Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture Karachi’s leading arts school.


Jamal Ashiqain

Jamal Ashiqain

This ResonanceFM broadcast is part of an Arts Council series of events taking place in the UK between now and October, by Fari Bradley and Chris Weaver on their research in Pakistan. The series involves a public talk on October 14th 2015 at London College of Communication, University of the Arts London, hosted by the Sound Art Department at LCC, as Points of Listening.

Other London events in the series include a two week exhibition of works made by Bradley and Weaver, and another public talk opening October 13-25th at I’Kletctik Arts Lab, Waterloo. Print