Two was recorded live from a performance given by Hadi Bastani and Yalda Zamani in June 2021 at tak Theater Aufbau Kreuzberg, Berlin, as part of Klangteppich festival. It took form through the duo’s improvisation with electronic modules and live coding.
Hadi Bastani (sound artist, anthropologist, composer) is a visiting researcher in Immersive Composition at the University of Greenwich, London. He is also a research partner at the Leverhulme-funded research project “Sonic Tehran“ at the City, University of London. As an artist, He works with field recordings, computers, modular synthesizers, transducers, and hacked electronic toys in various creative contexts. Both his research and creative practice particularly focus on collaboratively-developed and ethnographically-informed processes that enable critical analysis.
Yalda Zamani is a conductor and performer based in Germany, and the co-founder and artistic director of the Contemporary Chamber Orchestra Elbe in Hamburg. As a passionate advocate for contemporary music, she collaborates regularly with composers around the world by conducting world premiere performances of their compositions at renowned international music festivals and venues. She often engages in the realization of innovative projects at the intersection of music and science and is currently doing a Ph.D. on computational creativity, interdisciplinary collaborations in music and technology, and the application of new technologies in music performances at the HfMT in Hamburg which she is appointed as a lecturer for the performance practice of contemporary music.
By Hadi Bastani and Yalda Zamani
(Digital copies come with a downloadable CD booklet).
Live performance video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=nJn5BrRL5_4
Live Recording: berta.berlin
Festival Director: Francisca Buhre
Live Sound Engineer: Richard Behrens
Edit and Mix: Hadi Bastani
Graphic design: Amirali Ghasemi
Postproduction: Soheil Soheili and Hadi Bastani
Mastering: Soheil Soheili and Hadi Bastani
Special thanks to Maqan at the ‘Studio A’ for his constant support, Lisa Neupert for the German translation, and the Klangteppich festival for making this amazingly unique performance possible.