Six Pillars Broadcast – European Everything – Norway at Documenta14
Art / arts / Fine art and design / Latest Culture News / resonance104.4fm

Six Pillars Broadcast – European Everything – Norway at Documenta14

As the quinquennial Documenta 14 opens in its second city, Kassel in Germany, we hear from participating artist Joar Nango. One of the endangered Sámi tribes in Norway, Nango is an architect who creates installations and collaborative works with the environment and social context in mind. His open air piece at Athens Conservatoire is called … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast: Contemporary Dance, Tunis
Art / dance / Dance / maghreb / middle east / north africa / resonance104.4fm / tunisia

Six Pillars Broadcast: Contemporary Dance, Tunis

This week: Oumaïma Manaï, a young choreographer from Tunisia, discusses her role at the Tunisian Pavilion at Venice Biennale, and the role of hip hop in offering Tunisian youth an alternative language by which to express themselves. The pavilion holds no artworks but employs dance as a means of animating the debate on migration, around … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – The Box in the Majlis
classical music / History / middle east / Radio / sound

Six Pillars Broadcast – The Box in the Majlis

‘The Box in the Majilis’ Episode 2 of the monthly series When The Far Becomes Near: The programme takes the form of an imaginary audio tour for the blind and partially sighted, guiding museum visitors around a room in the exhibition, ‘The Box in the Majilis’. The exhibition contains objects that illustrate the changing role … Continue reading

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

This Week’s Six Pillars Radio Show – Karachi Interior
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This Week’s Six Pillars Radio Show – Karachi Interior

          Artist Roohi S. Ahmed on the opening of her solo show Liminal Space at Karachi’s Koel Gallery, plus selected sounds from Karachi-streets, lined with cows and goats at this time of year, emblematic of Karachi’s informal and political scene and the wider social webs of Pakistan. Broadcasts on air across … Continue reading

This Week’s Six Pillars – The Tentative Collective, Karachi.
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This Week’s Six Pillars – The Tentative Collective, Karachi.

As part of Resonance104.4fm’m new weekly series of Six Pillars we begin broadcasting on Wednesdays 9pm. This week we speak with artist/curator Haajra Haider Karrar and artist Fazal Rizvi about their part in The Tentative Collective, founded by Yaminay Chaudhri. The group of artists and curators engage with their home town of Karachi, Pakistan via … Continue reading

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Six Pillars began as an audio-research adventure into arts and culture from Iran and its diaspora in 2005, and the website began in 2007. This weekly experimental radio show has since expanded over the years into performance events, residencies, art exhibitions, installations and an avant garde sound ensemble. Six Pillars’ focus has now progressed into … Continue reading

This Week’s Six Pillars – Aadel Essadani, Arterial Network Morocco
Art / JAOU Tunis 2015

This Week’s Six Pillars – Aadel Essadani, Arterial Network Morocco

Aadel Essaadani, speaking here from JAOU Tunis, is the director of Arterial Network, a dynamic, civil-society network of artists, cultural activists, entrepreneurs, enterprises, NGOs, institutions, and donors active in Africa’s creative and cultural sectors. NB this interview is in French. We also hear artist Chris Weaver speak with Slavs and Tatars, a collective who identify “the … Continue reading

Film Screening ‘Dingomaro’, Afro-Iranian Music  – May 7th 2015
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Film Screening ‘Dingomaro’, Afro-Iranian Music – May 7th 2015

Thursday 7th May 7.30pm we host a free screening and Q&A of Dingomaro (2014, 66mins) with Cine Club DXB. On Iran’s Gulf coast a particular culture has grown from centuries of naval history and nearby trade. African roots in Iran result in remarkable and distinct customs, including styles of Persian-African music and dancing that is … Continue reading