Reece Cox
Thursday, March 21, 2024
A Red Mist, An Aura of Success and Accomplishment

Reece Cox
Reece Cox
A Red Mist, An Aura of Success and Accomplishment
A series of texts to a musical accompaniment
Photo: Camille Blake

Alexander Iezzi
Wednesday, February 28, 2024
email2god

email2god is a new music piece developed from within the structures of the walls of HOUSE.

Alexander Iezzi is a Berlin-based artist and musician. His practice surrounds the transformation of materials into scenes, figures, sound and moving images to meet the surreal. The work begins with auditory and visual environments where improvised experiments and performances can unfold, later to be transformed into artworks. 

Alexander Iezzi
Stage view of email2god
Ph: courtesy the artist

Raed Yassin
Wednesday, February 21, 2024
CURIOUS CASES IN INTERESTING TIMES

CURIOUS CASES IN INTERESTING TIMES is an INSTRUMENT BASED PIECE to REPRESENT A UNIQUE ENDEAVOR IN THE REALM OF MUSICAL EXPRESSION. YASSIN SETS OUT TO SCULPT WITH SOUND, CRAFTING A RICH AUDITORY & VISUAL TAPESTRY THAT TRANSCENDS TRADITIONAL BOUNDARIES OF MUSICAL PERFORMANCE.

CENTRAL TO YASSIN'S TECHNIQUE IS HIS UTILIZATION OF DIVERSE MATERIALS SUCH AS PAPER, METAL, PLASTIC, AND WOODEN STICKS TO PREPARE HIS INSTRUMENTS, WHICH INCLUDE THE DOUBLE BASS, ZITHER, & PERCUSSION. 

IN HIS EXPLORATION OF TEXTURE, VOLUME, DYNAMICS, SPACE, & SURFACES, YASSIN MANIPULATES SOUND IN A MANNER AKIN TO SCULPTING-SHAPING IT INTO INTRICATE FORMS THAT RESONATE WITH THE LISTENER ON BOTH A VISCERAL & INTELLECTUAL LEVEL. 

MOREOVER, THE FUSION OF SOUND & VISUAL ELEMENTS WITHIN YASSIN'S PERFORMANCES SERVES TO FURTHER ENHANCE THE IMMERSIVE NATURE OF THE EXPERIENCE. BY INTEGRATING ELEMENTS OF VISUAL ARTISTRY ALONGSIDE HIS MUSICAL COMPOSITIONS, YASSIN CREATES A HOLISTIC ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH SIGHT & SOUND INTERTWINE, ENRICHING THE OVERALL SENSORY LANDSCAPE.

RAED YASSIN, BORN IN 1979 IN BEIRUT & CURRENTLY BASED IN BERLIN & BEIRUT, IS A MULTIDISCIPLINARY ARTIST INCORPORATING VIDEO, SOUND, PHOTOGRAPHY, TEXT, SCULPTURE, & PERFORMANCE. HE STANDS AS ONE OF THE PIVOTAL ORGANIZERS OF THE IRTIJAL FESTIVAL FOR EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC IN BEIRUT, A PLATFORM THAT HIGHLIGHTS GROUNDBREAKING WORKS BY ARTISTS FROM ACROSS THE GLOBE. YASSIN HAS ALSO RELEASED NUMEROUS SOLO MUSIC ALBUMS & HAS BEEN AN INTEGRAL PART OF MUSICAL GROUPS SUCH AS "A" TRIO AND PRAED. NOTABLY, IN 2009, HE ESTABLISHED HIS INDEPENDENT MUSIC LABEL, ANNIHAYA.

Raed Yassin
CURIOUS CASES IN INTERESTING TIMES
Photo: Karam Ghossein

Stephanie Gudra
Thursday, February 15, 2024

A GUITAR SET OF EXPERIMENTAL and NOISE MUSIC.

STEPHANIE GUDRA IS A VISUAL AND SOUND ARTIST.

IN HER PHOTOGRAPHIC and PAPER WORK, SHE OFTEN USES ANALOGUE MATERIAL and DISSECTS THE PROCESSES OF IMAGE MAKING TO (RE)CREATE ENIGMATIC and UNIQUE ABSTRACT COMPOSITIONS. A SIMILAR APPROACH CAN BE SEEN IN HER MUSIC PRODUCTION, WHICH TRAVERSES A MULTITUDE OF SOUNDS and TECHNIQUES, BETWEEN PLAYING MUSIC and THE MUSIC PLAYING ITSELF.

Stephanie Gudra
Experimental and noise music guitar set
Ph: Julien Sitruk

Nazanin Noori
Wednesday, February 7, 2024
THE OPPOSITION TO MOURNING DOES NOT EXIST

Nazanin Noori will premiere her lecture performance THE OPPOSITION TO MOURNING DOES NOT EXIST at HOUSE. Noori’s work is a dramatic poem accompanied by a musical composition exploring notions of loss, humanism and grief.

Nazanin Noori’s interdisciplinary work includes sound art, live and lecture performance, installation, direction and text.

With a formal education in theater, film and media studies, Noori addresses the merging of sound, space, sculpture and post-dramatic poetry, focussing on atmospheric narratives. Her compositions are primarily in the Ambient Hardcore realm, branching out into Doom Electronics.

Nazanin Noori
THE OPPOSITION TO MOURNING DOES NOT EXIST