Six Pillars Broadcast – Poetry in Motion Film Series
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Poetry in Motion Film Series

    Poetry in Motion at the Barbican celebrates the millennia-long traditions of Iranian poetry and art by linking them with Iran’s Contemporary Iranian Cinema today. Festival programmer Elhum Shakerifar visits the studio to discuss the commissions of original poetry (from poets Amy Key, Martha Sprackland and Will Harris) and responses by fine artists to … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – West Asia Sound
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Six Pillars Broadcast – West Asia Sound

This week we sample tracks from and inspired by all over West Asia, featuring: Tara Kamangar_-_Aminollah Hossein from Persian Miniatures Saint Abdullah – Mossadegh’s Revenge for 52 Faraz Minooei – Bafar Siah (Black Snow) 2008 Soheil Soheili Ft. Haman – Deflection Broadcast Times: 6-6.30pm Mondays Repeats Wednesday 1-1.30pm On air, on digital radio DAB in … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Omid Walidzadeh Guest Mix
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Omid Walidzadeh Guest Mix

Omid has been a guest on Six Pillars since the days of Myspace, (around 2006) and his career in USA has flourished since we first were in touch. Based in California, Omid began creating heavily sampled hip hop and other forms of electronic music for film and music release after a bachelor in recording arts … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Classical Persian Music
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Classical Persian Music

This week, a political listening exercise. Too often when we discuss Iran today or even the Persian Empire that preceded it, homegrown classical music does not come to mind. But for how many years before the first notes were written down in Europe, were the Mesopotamians and their neighbours stringing the early versions of the … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Listening to ‘West Asia’
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Listening to ‘West Asia’

Sounds from Iran and the wider Gulf: when Iran seems increasingly cut off, and with attitudes to music in general in the Middle East making a career in experimental music even harder than usual, what digital messages are being sent by budding audio producers to the web for us to hear? Building on an article … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast – Choreophobia
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Six Pillars Broadcast – Choreophobia

This week: British Iranian artist Lilian Nejatpour discusses her piece, Choreophobia. Nejatpour’s practice questions technological invasiveness and sentimentality. Choreophobia examines the intervening occurrence of colonialism and Western thought on Middle Eastern dance, with its interference on the censoring and transformation of gender and sensuality in male bodies. Choreophobia is at Chisenhale Studios in August as … Continue reading