biography

Composer and Improviser, Hardi Kurda, who has created experimental sound, music and free improvisation scenes in Kurdistan Iraq. Hardi works with sounds that may have become illegal, abandon, unheard, invisible, broken, distort, untold, or forgotten. Sounds as an imaginary map ‘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, Berliner Festspiele MaerzMusik Adapter Ensemble, Ackerstadt Palast, Exploratorium in Berlin, “Estrangement” project Showroom and Sound Place in London, ensemble recherché in Freiburg, Clamour project in Slemani, 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. In 2017, Hardi founded Space21 for contemporary and experimental sound and music festival in the Kurdistan Iraq.

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