Listening in the city of Slemani and other cities in the Kurdistan region in Iraq is occupied by the noise of electricity generators. Since the beginning of the 90s after the revolution. The noise became part of everyday life sound; people get used to, not by choice, but more for necessity and survival, now the […]
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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 […]
Radiola Springs 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 […]
Listening’s Urgency on Radia.fm 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 legality by listening? What does illegality mean? […]