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Tue, Sep 05



Saba Alizadeh + Parvaresh / Noori, Kantine Berghain, Berlin

Time & Location

Sep 05, 2023, 7:30 PM – 11:30 PM

Berlin, Am Wriezener bhf, 10243 Berlin, Germany

About the event


Tehran Contemporary Sounds proudly presents: 

Saba Alizadeh's (Iran) 

Born in Tehran in 1983, Saba Alizadeh is an unparalleled figure at the forefront of contemporary Iranian music, Alizadeh subsequently studied experimental sound practices at Calarts in Los Angeles. Saba began expanding his musical cosmos utilizing different instruments and methods of composing. Apart from Kamancheh, no-input mixer, modular synthesizer, laptop have been the main instruments that Alizadeh has created his sonic cosmos with. Alizadeh also uses a lot of manipulated historic audio recordings and field recordings in a neo-musique concrete fashion. Treating sound as an object has always been Alizadeh’s fascination. “Scattered Memories” on Karl records (Berlin) and "I May Never See You Again" on 30M records (Hamburg) has been Saba's two major releases. “Alizadeh’s level of control of both the traditional and technological aspects of his music is clear from the outset. What results is a beautifully fragmented exploration of internal space, which often wanders between the contemplative and the neurotic” written by Charlie Cawood in Songlines magazine on Alizadeh’s debut album. 

Parvaresh / Noori (Iran/Germany) 

Nazanin Noori is a modular synthesist, whose overall work stems from music that is performed in ritual practices. The sound artist’s compositions are primarily in the Healing Sounds and Spherical Ambient realm, branching out into Doom Electronics. Shabnam Parvaresh is a clarinetist and bass clarinetist, whose improvisational language and electro-acoustic work emphasise on the combination of elements of Traditional Iranian Folk with elements of Jazz. By uniting different strands of music and recontextualizing unique sets of harmonics, the emotional narrative is in the very center of the duo's sound. Their compositions explore various forms of minimalism: From heavy meditative environments to paired-down chords and unwavering repetitions. The duo aspires to establish Post-Diaspora-Soft-Levantine-Breakcore Jazz as a music genre.

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