Sonic Garden

Sonic Garden – Fri. Sept. 10

Siavash Amini (IR), Active Listeners Club (IR), Sepand Jamshidy (IR), Dariush Sardari (IR)

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Fri. Sept. 10

12:00 – 15:00 CEST Ars Electronica Garden Tehran – Beshknow
regular program
15:00 – 17:20 CEST Learning Salon:
Janice Chen [Johns Hopkins University] – Memory for Narratives and other Naturally-occurring Experiences
17:20 – 18:00 CEST Ars Electronica Garden Tehran – Beshknow
regular program
18:00 – 19:00 CEST Siavash Amini
19:00 – 20:00 CEST Active Listeners Club
20:00 – 20:30 CEST Tehran Soundscapes
w/ Sepand Jamshidy – Alborz High School
20:30 – 21:00 CEST Tehran Soundscapes
w/ Dariush Sardari – When the Earth Has Some Time to Recover
21:00 – 00:00 CEST Ars Electronica Garden Tehran – Beshknow
regular program

(12 h replay)

Siavash Amini (IR): Siavash Amini (IR) is a composer from Tehran, Iran. He has worked with renowned international labels Room40, Hallow Ground, Opal Tapes and Umor Rex for the better half of the past 10 years. He also has collaborated with a wide range of international artists including Rafael Anton Irisarri, 9T Antiope, Heinali and Zenjungle. He Has remixed tracks for Carl Craig, Bernard Szajner, LTO and the duo Arigto. He has performed at CTM festival, MUTEKes, Silent Night Prague and many other well-known international venues and events.

Active Listeners Club (IR): Active Listeners Club (IR)  is a Tehran-based community and label. They celebrate the Möbius strip of Listening.

Sepand Jamshidy (IR): Alborz High School is a college-preparatory high school located in the heart of Tehran. It is one of the first modern high schools in Asia and the Middle East, named after the Alborz mountain range, north of Tehran. Its place in the shaping of Iran’s intellectual elite compares with that of Eton College in England and institutions such as Philips Academy, Phillips Exeter Academy, and Milton Academy in the United States. The school was founded as an elementary school in 1873 by a group of American Presbyterian missionaries led by James Bassett.  These recordings of Tehran’s soundscapes are made by a Tehran-based collective who attempts at raising awareness toward the culture of mindful listening, toward the art of listening. The collective focuses on the sonic environment of Tehran and its practice involves field recordings, making archives, researching archives, running workshops, and organizing sound walks. The collective started in 2018 by a group of students of Audio Technology at Islamic Azad University Central Tehran Branch.

Dariush Sardari (IR): When the Earth Has Some Time to Recover is a sonic exploration recorded in the short time of quarantine. This 30-minute journey reveals the sounds of Tehran when quiet fell across much of the city; disturbing voices faded away and replaced by nature’s magical voice.