This Week’s Six Pillars Radio Show – New Music from Iran VI
Art / Contemporary Music / Music

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

This week on Six Pillars we’ve commissioned two shows from Tehran-based producer Siavash Amini, aka The Waterfront. This week’s episode looks at new ambient music released from Iran in 2014. Earlier episodes, and this time last year in fact, we heard Amini discuss his methods for composition and research online and about the state of … Continue reading

New Podcast @6pillars: Maziar Ghaderi, Mystic Translator
Art / dance / Podcasts / Radio

New Podcast @6pillars: Maziar Ghaderi, Mystic Translator

Iranian-Canadian media artist Maziar Ghaderi discusses his artistic practice, Playformance, the unique synthesis of performance art and interactive technology . Ghaderi visited the UAE this month for the International Symposium of Electronic Art (ISEA2014), where he showcased, Dissolving Self, an interactive performance that translates dance movements into stellar visualizations. The piece was inspired by Rumi’s … Continue reading

Currently Listening to…Sepehr Haghighi
Contemporary Music / iran / Music

Currently Listening to…Sepehr Haghighi

Recently released is this first album (DIY, 95 hard copies for sale) from our Iran-UK Sonics Residency participantsSepehrHaghighi in Rasht. At our behest he’s also created aBandcamp page for the album where you can pay what you will. This instrumental album contains 13 tracks of electronic compositions. Already renowned for an analytical approach to contemporary … Continue reading

This Week’s Six Pillars Show – Warp and Weft with Kronos Quartet
Contemporary Music / iran / Music / Radio / Schedule

This Week’s Six Pillars Show – Warp and Weft with Kronos Quartet

Tar o Pood is Persian for warp and weft, both terms that have some etymology in Old Persian (Pers. baftan “to weave”) probably because, as some Iranian mothers like to point out, the Middle East was weaving silk while Europeans had not evolved beyond pelt. And this is for once not a misquoted affirmation, for … Continue reading