Hardi Kurda is a Composer, Sound Artist, and Improviser, PhD candidate at Goldsmiths, University of London. He works with sounds that reflects the listening in the time of crisis. As a composer and improviser, Hardi’s music 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 and Showroom 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 started experimental music scene in Southern Kurdistan-Iraq and founded Space21 (Boshai21)in 2017, the annual international festival for sound art, experimental music and free improvisation.
Hardi Kurda graduated with both a Bachelor and a Master’s in music composition at the Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg, Sweden and student exchange at the The University of Music and Theatre “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” Leipzig. Before that he studied music at the institute for fine art in Slemani, where he came from.