British Council Kuwait Commission
Kuwaitscapes was presented by Roshi Nasehi in May 2014, Sound and Music's Head of Programmes Richard Whitelaw travelled to see it and blogged about the experience, which you can read about here and here.
In November 2013 The British Council and Sound and Music offered an opportunity for a sound artist to create an exciting participatory public art work 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.
We are pleased to announce singer-composer Roshi Nasehi was selected and will present the new work in May 2014.
About Roshi: 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. A visiting tutor at Goldsmiths, she has led high profile participatory projects and training for many organisations like Sound Connections, BBC Symphony Orchestra and Kith and Kids. She is a featured artist in Dr. Pamela Burnard's book Musical Creativities In Practice and all of her records have received significant airplay (BBC Radio 3, 6 Music, RTE) and widespread acclaim including, The Quietus, The Wire, The Independent, New Internationalist, Songlines, Rock n Reel, Q, DJ Magazine, PRS M Magazine and twice experimental record of the month in Mixmag who described her as 'one of the most singular voices working at the moment'.