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Hardi Kurda is a composer, sound artist, improviser, and curator. Hardi takes part in a wide range of projects to uncover compositional strategies from everyday and site-specific materials by visualising, perceiving, and investigating for imaginary sounds that create an otherness in relation to its original context. Noteworthy, Hardi’s music draws notation that stimulates performers to improvise. Thus, his music offers the listener a broader sense of how composition can transcend limits that traditional Western practice can often place on it. In this regard, Hardi was awarded Gothenburg city culture grants in 2015.
Hardis` music have been performed in many exhibitions and festivals, like; Sound Place exhibition in Goldsmiths and Estrangement in Showroom London, Maerz Music by Adapter Ensemble in Radial system v Berlin. Gothenburg`s science festival, Sounding festival in Edinburgh, and many more.
Hardi received MA degree in music composition at Gothenburg University 2012. He is a Ph.D. candidate at Goldsmiths University of London.
Besides, he is a curator of Space21 for sound art in Kurdistan/Iraq, and non-ensemble a platform for contemporary art in Sweden.
Currently, he is a composer residence at Recherche Ensemble in Freiburg – Germany funded by the Swedish artist grand committee.
Improfest, improvisation festival in Gothenburg. 30 June 2015.
Deptford town hall, Goldsmiths, London. 16 May 2015. Conversation Improvisation Composition, sounding score for flexible instruments.
Leipzig, the university of music and theater “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy”. June 2012