The composer and sound artist Hardi Kurda studied music in Slemani and composition in Gothenburg and Leipzig, and is a PhD candidate at Goldsmiths, University of London. In his performances and compositions he uses the radio as an instrument with which he explores the frequency spectrum as sound material. Hardi’s works have been performed at the Irtijal Festival, Beirut, Berliner Festspiele MaerzMusik, and Sound Place exhibition, London, and have been commissioned by the Department of Public Art in Gothenburg and the Swedish Art Grants Committee and Goethe Institute. In 2017 Hardi founded the Space 21 festival for sound art and experimental music, which takes place annually in the autonomous region of Kurdistan in Iraq. Hardi is the fifth scholarship holder of the Radio Art Residency in Halle, Germany in 2020. Recently, he received a new commission from the Swedish Art Council for his project The Illegal Performance.