British Council in collaboration with Sound and Music are proud to present KuwaitScapes; an audio art experience curated by sound artist Roshi Nasehi.
KuwaitScapes aims to widen local participation and enjoyment of the arts. The British Council in Kuwait sought to commission a new piece that steps outside of the gallery space to engage with the local environment, culture and the work of Kuwaiti artists.
The project will be held in three high profile spaces in which local residents can participate in:
Coastal AudioWALK | Scientific Centre | 22 May 2014, 16:00 – 19:00 AST
An outdoor sonic journey guided by an audio track specially put together with vocal directions, atmospheres and reminiscences that will enhance surroundings, encouraging participants to reconsider and reappraise their environment.
SoundVESSELS | The Avenues | 23 May 2014 | 16:00 – 19:00 AST
A beautiful display of children from Loyac writing their wishes on boats that they have built and then set off to sail on a water fountain. Inspired by 'Al Adal'; the tradition of building toy boats from empty kerosene cans by the children of sailors.
PopupCHOIR | Fish Market | 30 May 2014 | 15:30-19:00 AST
A choir orchestrated and arranged material with sonic exploration at the heart of the Fish Market, incorporating whispers, claps and site-specific positioning of voices to create panning and stereo effects.
Roshi Nasehi is a Welsh born singer-composer of Iranian parentage with a track record in electro-acoustic performance, collaboration, recording and workshops. She moved to London in 2000 and before long formed her much acclaimed "experimental, electronic Welsh-Iranian folk pop" project Roshi Featuring Pars Radio with prolific percussionist/producer Graham Dowdall (Nico, Cale, Pere Ubu).
Roshi has also received several prestigious commissions including BBC Radio 3, So & So Circus Theatre and Birds Eye View for whom she created a live score to Mary Pickford's 1918 feature 'Amarilly Of Clothes Line Alley' as part of the Southbank 2012 WOW festival.
Roshi’s love for the intricacy of sounds has made it fit for expressing this art in Kuwait. With a view to widening local participation and enjoyment of the arts, the British Council Kuwait sought to commission a new work that steps outside of the gallery space to engage with the local environment, culture and the work of Kuwaiti artists.