During the last couple of years, an Experimental/Electronic music scene has emerged from Iran including many artists who have released in various great international labels and have had lots of live performances in related festivals around the world. The thing that sounds unique about this scene, is that because of the country’s circumstances, many of these artists have as well chosen to move to different geographies and have experienced different cultures and environments, which has sometimes affected their music and had made it different in combination with their background. The idea behind the showcase is to figure out these differences and similarities in aesthetics and artistic point of views, all emerging just from one scene. This night we’re happy to present four acts of the scene at ALICE.
Rojin Sharafi is a sound artist and composer of acoustic, electro-acoustic and electronic music based in Vienna.She has been working on different multimedia art projects and has been collaborated with different musicians, Ensembles, filmmakers, video-artists and performers, working with structures and genre bending.
Pouya Ehsaei is an Iranian artist residing in London. He has been involved in different projects and collaborations with performers, dancers, and musicians. He experiments with sound, words, video and computer graphics in order to create a piece that keeps the meaning and sensations open for the audience.
9T Antiope duo band consists of Iranian musicians “Nima Aghiani“ and “Sara Bigdeli Shamloo”. Working since 2014, they have put out several releases. The main focus of the band is on experimental music, using layers of acoustic instruments, electronics and combining them with vocals and lyrics, in order to narrate tiny bits or huge landscapes of the chaotic worlds they vision, along with their inhabitants.
Existing since 2011, Temp-Illusion is an Iranian experimental/electronic duo consisting of Shahin Entezami and Behrang Najafi, both natives of Tehran, Iran. They use a wide range of music programs and hardware synthesizers in their music production to combine noisy and atmospheric layers with melodies and complex beat programming to achieve a unique style of dance music. Temp-Illusion are mainly known as a live band, and they have performed in various shows and festivals such as TADAEX, SET Festival, Paraffin Tehran, SETXCTM and Berlin’s CTM festival among others. Also, Their debut “Autolected” released on Zabte Sote Label which is a sister label of Opal Tapes on February 2019.