Curating and Performing at Space21, SHAWR radio art festival. https://space21.nu/
The Kurdish composer and musician Hardi Kurda discovered the radio as an instrument that challenges our listening and questions the social order. Swinging freely between the frequencies, he poses the question of illegality and its consequences for people and society. Deutsch land funk kultur.
Radio Broadcast at shift.fm festival, Weimar, Bauhaus University. You will hear me from 2050 talking about today and my thoughts about Listening’s Urgency. It is me from the future. In a time of pandemic when radio shows and podcasts became again an essential factor and carrier of cultural and political content, having as an initial motive the […]
A telepathic concert of PUTIF with Jennifer Walshe, Tomomi Adachi and Hardi Kurda. Concert at June 19th 2020. 8:00-8:03 pm (CET) Meditation, please find us and tune telepathically. 8:03-8:13 pm (CET) Improvisation.This is not online event, no streaming, nor physical concert. It is metaphysical. The People’s United Telepathic Improvisation Front (Tomomi Adachi & Jennifer Walshe) […]
The final performance in the framework of his residency at Radio Corax. Hardi Kurda the composer created a score for voice and radiola springs — a viola prepared with springs and radios that the artist plays himself. The vocal part is performed by the soprano and voice performer Nina Guo. For the interpretation of the score, the […]
Listening’s Urgency on Radia.fm Graphic: Score for Radio (Hardi Kurda, 2020) LISTENING’S URGENCY ON RADIA.FM For the second performance in the course of his project “Listening’s Urgency”, Hardi Kurda asked musicians, artists and writers from different parts of the world to comment on the meaning of illegality and noise: Do we overstep the borders of […]
Those hammams still exist today in the Kurdish region. After a long struggle and a grown economy hammams get to spaces of a die out species. In a free region they lost a little bit their political function of free spaces. Also, the economical situation leads to a new time where people have their own […]
Recreates a listening map Hardi made after becoming lost while crossing the Mediterranean Sea in a shipping container, using the different news broadcasts that could be picked up by radio broadcasts as a form of navigation.
Beirut Irtijal Festival at Zoukak Theatre 31 March 2019, Solo performance for sound score, radio, tv news and heart pulse oximeter and objects. info1 | info2
The Latest News (2019), for map and newspaper, asks how the politics of the media are changing our perception of place. His compositions seek to create an unprejudiced critical listening in which sounds and objects are perceived only in the hear and now, not through received or traditional understandings about what they might or ‘should’ mean. Freiburg […]
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Konstenheten, Västfastigheter (@konstenheten_vastfastigheter) Gothenburg Angered Hospital 07 December 2018 – 07 March 2019 and 29 April 2016. Exhibited Diagnosis Machine, an interactive sound artwork for hospital. I was in the Mölndal Hospital in Gothenburg when something happened. It drew my attention because it had colours and […]
Sounding Carpet (2018) A traditional Kurdish woven carpet as a cultural heritage. The listener begins to explore sounds from the carpet by touch, revealing aspects of Kurdistan’s untold history of people and their relation to places and maps. Sounding Carpet Exhibited at Space21 Festival, Erbil. Slemani, Amna Suraka museum, and Erbil, Citadel the old Hammam. Space21 Exhibition […]
Slemani, Amna suraka museum in Space21 Exhibition for sound art. 21 April 2018. Under the Bridge, EAM.
Gothenburg, City Library 14-20 September 2016. The Vibration of Books, for string instruments, plastic cubs, and wires performed by MalvaQuartet, Khabat Abas, and Hardi Kurda. A critical thinking on architectural composition in the Library The player’s role in this work focuses on acting on the instrument which is connected to a plastic cup via a […]
Cartographic Notation of Recycling Objects (2016) consists of the design of a new score based on a cartographic method. A composition of recycled objects, this score method begins with a geographical position and an interactive public meeting. The project seeks answers to how people, environment, and art can work together to create a wider understanding […]
Berlin Madame Claude 04 April 2016. Gothenburg Improfest festival 30 June 2015. London Deptford town hall, PureGold Festival, Goldsmiths. 16 May 2015. Performed The Conversation, sound score for flexible instruments.
Pull and Release for string instruments. The notation inspired by a function of handmade custom instrument by the artist Sherko Abbas.
Open Ensemble (2015) for object and headphone. What happens when a performer plays on an instrument without hearing it? How do a body and a mind respond to each other? What does it sound like when the performer excludes him or herself from the existing medium in order to explore a new medium? Sound Place Exhibition, […]
88 for percussion and live electronics is inspired by the voice of the author Sherko Bekas. This graphic notation piece is interpretation of how Bekas poem rhythm sounds through Fibonacci series. Performance:Instrumentation: flexible instruments with or without live electronicsDate: 2013-11-24Location: Gothenburg, Theater TrixterPerformers: NoN-Ensemble Commissioned by: Theater Trixter See the score click hereBuy the score […]
Gothenburg, Rohska museum and Art Museum. April-May 2013. Performed Sounding Map for string instrument, wind and percussion by Malva Quartet, Kurdish string trio/quartet and the cellist Khabat Abas.
Berlin, Maerz Musik, Between me and the others performed by Adapter ensemble, Radialsystem V 23 March 20113. Gothenburg Concert house, Stenhammar hall performed by Gageego ensemble. 03 May 2009. Gageego ensemble
Vaxjo, Utvandranas Hus, Shadow Dimensions performed by Musica Vitae, 10 May 2012. Leipzig, University of music and theatre “Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy” June 2012
Performed by Mimitabu ensemble in Gothenburg 2009