Middle East PhoNographic Mornings #05/15
Each Morning of the World #10
Slemani ~ Southern Kurdistan ~ Northern Iraq
« 24/7 Everywhere »
After the revolution in Kurdistan, Iraq, in 1991, the government power system collapsed; therefore, power generators have a crucial role in everyday people living in this region. Since that time, we lived in a constant noise of the power generators. The noise was necessary for our lives. The noise became the song of everyday life 24/7, everywhere. I couldn't stop hearing it! The noise became a part of my daily listening in this city.
Hardi Kurda is a composer, improviser, sound artist and curator. Hardi’s sound arts involve suggestive and unusual sounds. The artist uses, among others, the radio to explore spectrum frequency as sound material. He creates a new space for every performance of his work so that the music may find its proper sound. Besides composing classical acoustic and electronic music, Hardi Kurda develops pieces in which music interacts with different art forms in new art spaces to create new listening experiences.