Nirumand – under construction

Interaction with a site specific sound object Paddlewheel, metal tablets, mallets, wood Tehran commands an expanded system of water channels all over the city. Most of them ran dry by the time we arrived, but some lead water all year long. Even a few are quite powerful. Roaming our neighbourhood I fortunately found one of them at a street called nirumand, which actually means powerful on farsi. That‘s the origin


Soundinstallation Fieldrecordings & megaphoneDeegar Studio In connection to the excessive use of horn speakers in Tehran, for example at the mosque, the cars of the junk dealers, the bazaar and even in restaurants, I was recording a lot of these announcements. The mostly melodious impression attracted me as well as the exotic sound of the shouts and the strange custom itself. All of these announcements are like loops, because the

Tehran Tour

Composition of field recordings Tehran tour is a listening piece for the passengers of our open studio bus trip through the noisy city.In general, the piece is an arrangement of different sounds I collected here in Tehran. In my working process I mixed different recordings together to create a fictitious soundscape. By taking them our of their original context and putting them together in another constellation I try to conceive

Enjoy the silence

Short break for earcleaning and to calm down a bit. The german explorers went to Kashan for one day to enjoy the spirit of the Kuhrut mountains and the desert. After the three weeks in noisy Tehran, it was a very touching momenent to sit on a sand dune in the middle of nowhere and beeing stunned by the of power silence.

On a mission

On a mission! In the last week we were searching at Tehran’s bazaars for materials. A very intensive and exhausting task in a busy, dirty and loud city like Tehran. But now it’s getting clear what we actually will going for in the next week. The plan is to use the waterways in the city as an energy source for an modular, and also mobile, paddlewheel object which plays a