recycling objects. photo by Lars Arvarde

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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, for interdisciplinary art based in Sweden.
Currently, he is a composer residence at Recherche Ensemble in Freiburg – Germany funded by the Swedish artist grand committee.

contact: hardi.kurda(@)gmail(.)com



Space21 Exhibition for sound art 21-26 April 2018. Slemani, Amna Suraka museum. And Erbil, Citadel the old Hammam. Sounding Carpet, interactive sound art.
Slemani, Amna suraka museum in Space21 Exhibition for sound art. 21 April 2018. Under the Bridge, EAM.
Improvisation. Berlin, Soeht 7 atalie, art and culture in prison. Associations between the image and the sound. Claudia Risch (Bassklarinette), Hardi Kurda (Elektronik und Objekte), Khabat Abas ( cello). 02 May 2017
Improvisation, Berlin, Acker Stadt Palast. The Process. Khabat Abas, prepered cello, Hardi Kurda, electronic and objects, in collaboration with video artist Isabel P. Del Pulgar. 10 April 2017. info
City Library, Gothenburg. 14-20 September 2016. The Vibration of Books, for string instruments, plastic cubs, and wires.
Angered Hospital, Gothenburg. 29 April 2016. Diagnosis Machine, interactive sound art. the ECG monitor from Gothenburg Hospital ‘ÖstraSjukhuset’, funded by the Departement of Public Art in VGR.
Universeum, Science festival, Gothenburg 14 April 2016. Recycling Objects, projected cartographic score, recycled objects, and and sounding table.
Madame Claude, Berlin. 04 April 2016.
Improfest, improvisation festival in Gothenburg. 30 June 2015.
Deptford town hall, Goldsmiths, London. 16 May 2015. Conversation Improvisation Composition, sounding score for flexible instruments.
Goldsmiths, London. 30 July 2015. Pull and Release, for flexible instruments, In collaboration with the artist Sherko Abbas and performed with Khabat Abas.
Sound Place exhibition, Goldsmtihs, London. 10-18 May 2015. Open Ensemble, for object and headphone. installation and public as a performer.
Passage, Teater Trixter, Gothenburg. 24 November – 07 December 2013. 88, for flexible instruments.
Gothenburg, Rohska museum and Art museum. April-May 2013. Sounding Map, for string instrument, wind and percussion, performed by Malva Quartet, Kurdish string trio and quartet and the cellist Khabat Abas.
Berlin, Maerz Musik, performed by Adapter ensemble, Radialsystem V Berlin. 23 March 20113. Gothenburg Concert house, Stenhammar hall performed by Gageego ensemble. 03 May 2009. Between me and the others, for flute, basson, piano, cello
Vaxjo, Utvandranas Hus, performed by Musica Vitae, 10 May 2012.
Leipzig, the university of music and theater “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy”. June 2012
Artisten, performed by Mimitabu ensemble, Gothenburg. 11 March 2010. 3Solo, for bass flute, bass clarinet and cello.

– Published score on Swedish Music Organisation click here –

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