“Artistic Music, dot”
What [is this about]?
“Noise a Noise” is an independent label and community for experimental and noise music artists, especially for those who have a bond with the culture or in general to the art-scene in Iran, this is mostly because of scarcity of platforms for promoting such artists with such priorities and approaches to sound in Iran, but it definitely priorities and value meaningful intercultural activities and approaches beyond only shaping a community in the the local scale.
This community have aims to fills the gap between academic music and nowaday popular electronic music production; this involves having a close contact with the academic sector while conducting activities, most recently this year, a focus on looking at the composition using scientific standards or measures for inscribing (actual music scores with more developed contemporary notations for either musical/ video or A/V pieces in a way that can be easily understood and performed by trained performers, in the absence of its author when demanded. The idea of starting this community sparked during a series of translation projects on the theory of Sound in Tehran (January 2019), this was more of a counterpoint approach concept, with noise as the building material. Here is a place for all of the musicians and sound artists who aim for exploring beyond the boundaries and limitations in the world of variety of possible solutions and the existence of mainstream media,
How [and Why]?
Noise music spans over a wide range of ideas and concepts while there a handful of serious practitioners and many unexplored territories to discover. The rich philosophy behind as the term and the ambiguity of its border leaves the definition open for interpretation. The noise as a concept or an entity is an area seeking for in-depth research and a considerable amount of effort is needed to be dedicated to establishing a sonic dialog among its makers and creators across the fields.
This community has a more of a scientific-research nature and tries to act as a platform for creative artists by presenting services like developing opportunities for releasing and performing the works of the art. This category includes Iranian artists/ researchers or those who are in a way connected to the community of Iranian experimental musicians and they are either interested to or have performed and developed pieces in relation to the people and culture in Iran, this of course includes, in the terms of sub-genre to a comparatively large scope between Contemporary/ Modern classical music and Ambient music to styles like Harsh Noise and Rhythmic Noise along with the tag words like field recording or sound collage.
When? and Who?
As the of end of 2020, and regardless of all the negative impacts of human lives during the COVID-19, we hopefully made it to published rough number of 10 compilation albums so far (quarterly since 2019, double disk albums for the past two season) all from the works of artists who are interested to publish their pieces on the internet. This label considers the artists as the true legal owners of their works, and also cares about the use of certain literature that is suitable for cultural movements, have published a set of EP albums in addition to the compilation series; these first set include the valuable pieces, including the works of Leonie Roessler and Zhoobin Askarieh. The album release for the season of Fall-2020 in two-disks, which is indeed released on the first day of winter in 2021 is our very most recent release, please read/ listen here:
Also, you can listen to the last double-disk compilation 20.3-1 and 20.3-2 (Summer 2020 Compilation) below.
The first compilation is curated by Arshia Samsaminia (with a focus on contemporary music, and rather score-based pieces) while the second compilation in this playlist is more about electronic/ experimental music.
You can always review the whole past year 2019 (just the compilation artists) in a glance, all in a single Spotify playlist and more on Bandcamp.