SPACE21 this year revolves around the concept of ISOLATION in artistic practice. You will listen to portfolio performances focusing on solo improvisations and sound art that reflect the artist’s experience and act through their works during and after the pandemic. With the sounds and voices from the ISOLATION, we will create a listening experience for the audiences in public space to connect them with their surrounding.

The festival will be broadcast by Radio Corax in Halle, Kashmir Radio in Barcelona and Sphere Radio in Leipzig. The Radio Programme is curated by Tina Klatte and Maximilian Glass on this link below: Sunday, December 19, 8 pm -9.30 pm (GMT +1) / 10 pm -11.30 pm (GMT +3) on Radio Corax 95.9 /https://radiocorax.de/ live stream: http://listen.radiocorax.de/corax_192.mp3

Recorded Programme on Mixcloud: https://www.mixcloud.com/tabularadio/freispiel-live-from-space21-festival-in-slemani-iraqi-kurdistan/

Everyday Sounds

Everyday Sounds

Slemani Bazar Everyday Objects

Sound of Gender

Sound of Gender

18th century Slemani door bell design.
Sound used to identify gender

Power Generator

Power Generator

Noise of Revolution 

Slemani Saray

Slemani Saray

The soundscape from the past. Festival Venue 2021

Hammam's Maqam

Hammam's Maqam

The spatial qualities and the unique sonic environment and memory of Hammam (Mofti Women Hammam in Slemani) 

Participants: Musicians, Artists, Radio Makers, Festival Curators and Directors.

Alya Al-Sultani

Alya Al-Sultani is a dramatic soprano, composer of opera and producer based in London, UK. Her first musical experiences were Iraqi…

Khabat Abas

Khabat Abas is an experimental cellist, improviser, and composer from Kurdistan Iraq. She moves freely between artistic disciples and possibilities. Her…

Jad Atoui

Jad Atoui is a Beirut-based sound artist and improviser whose work spans through live performance, compositions, installations, and workshops. He…

Cedrik Fermont

Cedrik Fermont (aka C-drík, Kirdec, Cdrk) is a Berlin-based Belgian-Congolese composer, musician, mastering engineer, author, radio host, concert organiser, independent…

Hardi Kurda

Hardi Kurda, Composer, sound artist, improviser, researcher, and curator. Hardi’s compositions involve suggestive and unusual sounds. The artist uses, among…

Soheil Soheili

Soheil Soheili is an interdisciplinary artist and a researcher from Iran. His experiences have converged toward the field of humanities…

Sharif Sehnaoui

Sharif Sehnaoui is a free improvising guitarist. He plays both electric & acoustic guitars, with (or without) extended and prepared…

Natik Awayez

Natik Awayez is A lyricist, composer and oud player, he was born on the banks of the Mesopotamian Marshes in…

Tina Klatte

Tina Klatte is a radio maker and cultural scientist. Since 2016 she has been doing performative and discursive radio in…

Dark Phantom

Dark Phantom is an Iraqi thrash-death metal band based in Kirkuk since 2009, with 5 members of different nationalities of…

Maximilian Glass

Maximilian Glass is a sound artist, curator and free radio maker with a focus in experimental music, sound art, improvisation…

Zerone Duo

“Zerone Duo” Deniz Tafaghodi & Farbod Maeen is working on electroacoustic music, audio-visuals, sound installations, game sound design and performance arts. “Zerone Duo” was…

Elyse Tabet

Elyse Tabet has been works in audio-visual, combining recorded and synthesized sound and processing in daws and samplers to produce…

Michalis Moschoutis

Michalis Moschoutis is a composer, curator and educator based in Athens, Greece. Driven by the desire to observe and explore…

Paul Stapleton

Paul Stapleton is an improviser and sound artist originally from Southern California. He is currently Professor of Music at SARC,…

Lama Hazboun

Lama Hazboun, a Music industry professional, festival director, event producer, cultural manager and consultant, has been operating in the music…