Six Pillars Radio Show – London Design Biennial 2018
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Six Pillars Radio Show – London Design Biennial 2018

To launch a new season of Six Pillars we mark the current London Design Biennial running until 23rd September at Somerset House, with 40 countries, cities and territories exhibiting under the theme Emotional States. Dance, hashtags, sound art, new technology and desert sand are among the mediums used to explore emotion in the usually more … Continue reading

This Week’s Six Pillars – A Mix from the “Global South”
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This Week’s Six Pillars – A Mix from the “Global South”

This week from the globe over we sample tracks identified as being from or inspired by cultures of the “Global South”, a much disputed concept of otherness and “third world” status that intersects with geo-politics, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, class and religion. Leigh Anne Duck, who reflects on the term Global South as co-editor of the … Continue reading

New Season of Six Pillars
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New Season of Six Pillars

This new season on Resonance104.4FM, Six Pillars provides an antidote to mainstream media outside these regions, with their damagingly limited Orientalist and alarmist lenses. Focusing on choice contemporary West Asian (Middle Eastern), North African and South Asian sound, art and culture, tune in for experimental music, arts and culture. Broadcasts (UK time) Wednesday 9-9.30pm Repeats … Continue reading

Six Pillars Broadcast- Tunisia at Venice Bienniale
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Six Pillars Broadcast- Tunisia at Venice Bienniale

“The Absence of Paths” Lina Lazaar, curator of the Tunisian Pavilion at Venice Biennial, the first since 1958, explains to Fari Bradley The Absence of Paths, and how come there are no artworks as such, but 30 Tunisians, including dancers and ‘performers’ who were once would-be migrants out of Tunisia, in the pavilion at the … Continue reading

Last Week’s Six Pillars Show – TripleW.ME Playlist
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Last Week’s Six Pillars Show – TripleW.ME Playlist

This week we sample tracks submitted by TripleW.ME, producers and bands making songs across Middle East and North Africa and all the cultures these regions encompass. In some places, music is still frowned on, yet in places like Dubai or Abu Dhabi where Phillipinos, Indians and other Arab expats such as Lebanese and Syrians are … 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