Tag: Nader Adabnejad

  • Save The Date: REMOTE POSTING Limited Preview @ AINSI 28.06.24

    After a year’s worth of hard work, we’re finally ready to play a limited preview of my new music theatre piece, REMOTE POSTING! This time I’ve gone deeper into theatre than before, writing a propah script and developing the theatrical aspects with the mentorship of Nynke van den Bergh. This concert also marks the end…

  • OWRSI at Dag van de Componist 2023: t__hr__n

    A second performance of our electroacoustic performance t__hr__n on 17 June as part of the Dag van de Componist festival organised by Intro in Situ. Phone calls from the detainees at Tehran jail have an aural watermark imposed upon them: a recorded female voice repeating each minute that the call is made from the jail.…

  • OWRSI improvise with Francesca Fantini and Mario Calzada Peña

    Free improvisation session at @AINSIMaastricht featuring our friends: Francesca Fantini on saxophone Mario Calzada Peña on drums and OWRSI: Nader Adabnejad on violin, keyboards, electronics Sachit Ajmani on ROLI Seaboard, electronics This jam was held before our t__hr__n premiere. Performed at AINSI Maastricht on 10 Jun 2023 with the support of Intro in Situ.

  • OWRSI: T__hr__n, premiere

    Nader and I frequently use OWRSI as a sandbox in two senses. The obvious is the compositional sandbox, where we try to question and experiment with musical form in a reactive, in-the-moment manner that is not always possible within formal, academic composition practices. The second sense is the social one. T__hr__n is a spiritual successor…

  • Street Scene at Bureau Europa, Maastricht

    Street Scene at Bureau Europa, Maastricht

    After languishing for four years, a premiere for Street Scene was finally curated by Remco Beckers as part of the finnisage weekend for Frozen Music/Bevroren Muziek. An open workshop was planned to be conducted by me in collaboration with Nader Adabnejad, followed by a public performance. Event page (archive) from Bureau Europa. Photography by Moniek…

  • OWRSI present women, life, freedom

    OWRSI present women, life, freedom

    A collection of voice samples highlighting the issues raised during the 2022 Mahsa Amini protests about women’s liberation were interspersed in a podcast-inspired format with free improvisation. Some samples were interviews conducted by guitarist Tim Hanson (who had the original idea for this format); some were famous speeches; and the opening samples were Nader’s recording…

  • Goya van der Heijden + OWRSI present “fluiten”

    For Nader and I, “fluiten” was the first serious opportunity to develop and present work based on our practice of free improvisation, which we now present as OWRSI. It also was our introduction to working with Intro in Situ, who invited me the following year as artist-in-residence. I was glad to work with Goya again…

  • Self-Contemporary by Evi Vingerling

    No 4 from the Impressions series commissioned by the Van Abbemuseum. View the original painting here. Between two worlds. What music exists at the boundary of abstraction and imagery? Evi Vingerling has chosen a challenging stylistic approach. Her art works are neither total abstractions, nor realistic landscapes with fully recognizable objects and shapes. Her style…