Hardi Kurda is composer, sound artist, improviser and PhD candidate at Goldsmiths, University of London. Hardi’s works focuses on questioning the politics of composition and listening through found scores. It is an already existed composition of data and information from everyday materials and objects that selects through speculative listening. A specific listening experience when Hardi explored in the time of crisis, during his illegal journey to Europe in 2002. He listened frequently for four days to radio frequencies to find an alternative world, which was urgent and illegal. Therefore, he experiments with radio and frequencies as an instrument, score and sound materials for his works to create other listening experiences.
Hardi’s latest works The Magnified Face, found score of Kurdish carpet, have been performed telepathically with Jennifer Walshe and Tomomi ADACHI inspiration from John Heartfield found footages organised by ADK in Berlin, curated by Julia Gerlach. Two experimental radio performances: Listening Urgency, found score of radio and Everything illegal, found score of stories, performed with Nina Guo and curated by Tina Klatte, part of the Radio Art Residency programme in Halle, Germany in 2020. Recently, he received a new commission from the Swedish Art Council for his project The Illegal Performance, collaboration with the Swedish composer Stefan Klaverdal.
Hardi is founder of Space21 festival for sound art and experimental music in Kurdistan-Iraq, he curated the last two years of the festival together with the artist and author Brandon LaBelle.
This is Central European Time. (3am Saturday in Japan, 9pm in Moscow, 7pm in London, 2pm in New York). This is not online event, no streaming, nor physical concert. It is metaphysical. The People’s United Telepathic Improvisation Front (Tomomi Adachi & Jennifer Walshe) join forces with Hardi Kurda to give a telepathic performance inspired by John Heartfield’s work. Heartfield’s pioneering work in collage encourages the viewer to make connections