Category: Events

ACE Ensemble at Winchester Laundry (2011)

Sound Installation at Winchester Laundry Avantgarde Composers Ensemble (ACE) Composers: Hossein Hadisi Ignacio Agrimbau George Holloway Joseph Kelly Natalie Field Blasio Kavuma Videography: Pegah Salimi Between 2007-2011 I had the pleasure of working with various artists in Winchester, through Winchester School of Arts and mostly Trish Bould. Most of my collaborations were about pieces that…


Zahhák: Dragon King of Persia (contemporary music and dance) – Cambridge – 28/10/13

West Road Concert Hall Cambridge Shahnama Centre in Association with Iran Heritage Foundation (London) present:Zahhák: Dragon King of PersiaPrince Zahhák makes a pact with Satan to kill his father. Soon after he sits on the throne, two snakes grow out of his shoulders, where Satan had kissed. Zahhák orders to behead two young men every…


Leeds College of Music: Forum for Innovation in Music Production and Composition – 20/2/9

“The Fear of Perdition” – Hafiz Shirazi by: Hossein Hadisi The Fear of Perdition is a representation of a few Persian music themes by applying compositional and recording techniques alien to the literature. These chosen themes share certain modal characteristics in the intervals they are made of (such as intervening augmented seconds and minor seconds)…


Zahhak, the Dragon King of Persia – RADA Studios, London – 26/10/13

Saturday, October 26, 2013 (All day) RADA Studios, 16 Chenies St, London WC1E 7EX Under the auspices of the Cambridge Shahnama Centre there was the premiere of a new contemporary stage work by Dr Hossein Hadisi for voices, percussion and dance. The piece celebrated the Persian traditional art of storytelling (naqqáli) by reenacting the ancient myth…


Wine of The Mystic – Turner Sims Concert Hall – 15/12/10

Wine of the MysticA concert of Persian music performing the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyám (1048-1123).  Compositions of Hossein Hadisi take us on a musical journey through the improvisatory traditions of Awaz and Morakkab. Wandering through the Wadi of ancient Persian modes, the enigmatic music and poetry follows Khayyám’s footsteps in his odyssey in search of…


Psychobabble – John Hansard Gallery – 17/12/13

There’s a rare Xenis Emputae Travelling Band performance on the 17th of December at the John Hansard Gallery, Southampton. I’ve gathered a four voice magical choir to a performance based around vowels. Initially the concept was to work along the lines of Peter Michael Hamel and Prima Materia’s ‘vowel improvisations’ and overtone singing, but things have loosened up…


Fox & Newt, Leeds – 30/8/12

After the RainMichael Finnissy students and multi-instrumentalists Ignacio Agrimbau, Hossein Hadisi and Joe Kelly’s unique sound is a synthesis of all their numerous activities, as composers, improvisers, teachers, music therapists and ethnomusicologists. Their forthcoming debut album will be a joint release between Bang the Bore, their own ATField label and Phil Todd’s Memoirs of an…


New Works Festival at Southampton University 5/12/2010

The full programme for Southampton University’s New Works Festival has been announced! As you can see below, there’s a quite staggering amount of music being squeezed into just three days, from student composers to classic names and everything in between. Fourteen world premieres. And some great performers. Lots of details on the festival’s Facebook page. There is also a…


Zahhak – Cambridge 28/10/2013

ZAHHAK: The Dragon King of Persia Shahnama Centre Presents Monday 28th October 2013 7:30 pm A new contemporary stage work by Hossein Hadisi for voices, percussion and dance. The piece celebrates the Persian minstrels’ art of Naqqáli by reenacting the ancient myth of Zahhák from the Persian ‘Book of Kings’. The music is performed by…