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 folk songs sung by her great grandmother and radio broadcasts of classical Arabic music. After leaving Iraq during the Iran-Iraq war, her family settled in Tottenham, North London where she began to discover the incredible […]

Khabat Abas

Khabat Abas is an experimental cellist, improviser, and composer from Kurdistan Iraq. She moves freely between artistic disciples and possibilities. Her works has taken a broad collection of inspiration including noise, improvisation, classic music, and narrative story, and used them as an individual approach. Khabat’s curiosity and the sense of exploration arise between her lived experience and […]

Jad Atoui

Jad Atoui is a Beirut-based sound artist and improviser whose work spans through live performance, compositions, installations, and workshops. He composes and performs electronic and electro-acoustic music. Atoui has performed and worked with musicians like John Zorn, Pauline Oliveros, Laurie Anderson, Chuck Bettis, Tarek Atoui, Sharif Sehnaoui, & Anthony Sahyoun. He has also given and […]

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 researcher and label manager (at Syrphe) who operates in the field of noise, electronic and experimental music since 1989. His compositions and installations vary from sound art and electroacoustic to noise, to industrial to more […]

Hardi Kurda

Hardi Kurda, Composer, sound artist, improviser, researcher, and curator. Hardi’s compositions involve suggestive and unusual sounds. The artist uses, among others, the radio to explore spectrum frequency as sound material. Besides composing classical acoustic and electronic music, Hardi Kurda develops pieces in which music interacts with different art forms in new art spaces to create […]

Soheil Soheili

Soheil Soheili is an interdisciplinary artist and a researcher from Iran. His experiences have converged toward the field of humanities and culture. He started playing music with his dad (also making electronics), who is also a passionate learner of music, and a cultural paternal family in general. Soheil is a record producer (mixing-specialist and mastering […]

Sharif Sehnaoui

Sharif Sehnaoui is a free improvising guitarist. He plays both electric & acoustic guitars, with (or without) extended and prepared techniques, focusing on expanding the intrinsic possibilities of these instruments. He now resides in Beirut, his hometown, after more than a decade in Paris, where he started his career as an improviser in 1998, playing […]

Natik Awayez

Natik Awayez is A lyricist, composer and oud player, he was born on the banks of the Mesopotamian Marshes in Southern Iraq. Growing up between Omara City and Baghdad, and learning to play oud in the company of local musicians, in 1979 due to the aggravation of political persecution in Iraq, Awayez departed to study […]

Tina Klatte

Tina Klatte is a radio maker and cultural scientist. Since 2016 she has been doing performative and discursive radio in temporary and independent radio stations, regularly at Radio Corax in Halle (Saale). She worked for the international radio art festival Radio Revolten in Halle (Saale) (2016), coordinated the radio program of documenta14 (2017) and curated […]

Dark Phantom

Dark Phantom is an Iraqi thrash-death metal band based in Kirkuk since 2009, with 5 members of different nationalities of Kurd, Arab and Turkmen. The band mixes modern extreme metal sound with traditional middle eastern scales and patterns to create a unique sound. The band has played many shows locally and internationally, overcoming many obstacles […]