New Six Pillars Podcast – Bahrain Music Scene
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New Six Pillars Podcast – Bahrain Music Scene

Informal interviews with musicians from the Bahrain music scene that exist around Malja Studios on Amwaj Island. A collaboration with Maxeem Meraki a local bouzouki player, led to this conversation in which he explains how he, as “a heavy metal fan all the way”, came to love and learn the Greek bouzouki in the Middle … Continue reading

Electronic Music From Tehran, The Wire Magazine
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Electronic Music From Tehran, The Wire Magazine

The Wire Magazine‘s October 2016 issue, 392, features this article on the electronic music being made in Iran today. The Wire maintains its quality of work via magazine purchases, but as it is not deliverable in Iran, they have agreed for us to post it here. The article is also available as .pdf, hosted on … Continue reading

This Week’s Six Pillars Show – New Music From Iran IX
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This Week’s Six Pillars Show – New Music From Iran IX

This week we sample ‘Absence’, a 70 minute CD compilation of minimal experimental music from Iran, which unsurprisingly and pleasingly, sounds like it came from nowhere in particular. Many contributors have been played before on Six Pillars and we’re pleased to see them taking off. Absence was released February 8, 2016 on Flaming Pines, an … Continue reading

This Week’s Six Pillars Broadcast –  Musician Aria Rostami
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This Week’s Six Pillars Broadcast – Musician Aria Rostami

This week Six Pillars samples an album by Aria Rostami (USA/Iran),’Sibbe’, released on Audiobulb September 2015. ‘Sibbe’ addresses themes of diasporas, Iranian and otherwise, and how mass immigration creates new, vibrant and mixed cultures. The show broadcasts on air this week across London on 104.4FM and on digital radio, and streams online elsewhere. Six Pillars … Continue reading

This Week’s Six Pillars Radio Show – New Music from Iran VIII
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This Week’s Six Pillars Radio Show – New Music from Iran VIII

Electronica and poetry from Tehran, Rasht and the global Iranian diaspora this week. New Music from Iran Following on from our series New Music from Iran, which is often guest produced from inside Iran, this week we hear tracks from Masoud Irani, Sepehr Haghighi, Shahin Najafi, Soheil Soheili Ft. Haman, Arian Saleh (Brooklyn) NEVADAT (Brooklyn) … Continue reading

New Podcast – Kronos Quartet – Warp and Weft
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New Podcast – Kronos Quartet – Warp and Weft

Tar o Pood (Persian for warp and weft) is a collaboration between Kronos Quartet and Iranian-Canadian Sabha Aminikia. We interview violinist and Kronos Quartet founder David Harrington, ahead of the performance at San Francisco’s Switchboard Festival, on how their work is centred on a politics heavily informed by the group’s feelings about their own country’s … Continue reading