Composer and Improviser, Hardi Kurda works with sounds that may have become illegal, abandon, unheard, invisible, broken, distort, untold, forgotten and sounds that has no place and no destination. Sounds from an imaginary map and from a ‘found score’ that are oriented to specific places and times. As a composer and improviser, Hardi’s compositions has been performed in venues and by ensembles among them, Irtijal Festival in Beirut, Berliner Festspiele MaerzMusik Adapter Ensemble, Ackerstadt Palast, Exploratorium in Berlin, Sound Place in London, ensemble recherché in Freiburg, Magnet Festival, non-ensemble, Gageego ensemble in Gothenburg. He has collaborated, improvised with a number of respected artists, among others, Dror Feiler, Adam Bohman, Sharif Sehnaoui, Gunnar Lindgren, Ylva Bentancor, Brandon LaBelle. Hardi builded experimental music scene in Southern Kurdistan-Iraq. In 2017, he founded Space21 international festival for sound art, experimental music and free improvisation in this area, which runs annually.
Hardi studied music in Slemani, graduated with a Master’s in music composition at the Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg. Now, he is a PhD candidate at Goldsmiths, University of London.