Together with Space F!ght and Pouya Ehsaei commissioned by British Council Iran we performed new show at Southbank Centre, London. For Nowruz (the Iranian New Year) celebration show, we composed original music aiming to mix Iranian traditional music with minimal techno and live improvisation. We mixed cheerful, upbeat techno music with ambient elements including Iranian influences (poems, rhythms and sampled instruments). Analysing the frequency spectra of Iranian music we synthesised new sound material using modular synthesiser, guitar pedals and custom made software.

Joining forces with Pouya Ehsaei meant that we had even more electronic equipment to our disposal. Setup was surprisingly simple and easy to mange by three people, each of the performers having specific roles. Pouya Ehsaei mixing, processing and mainly taking care of ambient material. Enrcio Bertelli – acoustic percussion improvisation and myself providing electronic rhythm section with drum machine (Analog Rytm) and sampler (Octatrack).

We were thrilled to see such a good turn up and reaction from the audience. Southbank Centre was packed and such a lovely venue to play on this special occasion.

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