How would you define your style?
It fascinates me to construct an extreme musical tension, an acoustic landscape like a charged and unwavering energetic state, which can be compared to an emotional state of anger. I like to focus on my ears and constantly realign myself to play with my perception of sound events, with the surface of sounds in the cacophony of an urban soundscape, to the point where everything happens as if an almost deafening white noise were being produced.
Tell us about your work, which is on the Oper’Actuel— Works in Progress 2019 program
The work “Le Cantique des oiseaux” is based on a 12th century epic-poem by Farid al-Din Attar. The libretto is written by Leili Anvar, translator of Attar. It is the story of birds who are in search of a better world, which for me evokes the search unique to people seeking a new place to call home. From this perspective, this opera lies at the very heart of my concerns as an immigrant, which is the violation of borders, whether physical conceptual or symbolic.
What made you want to participate in Oper’Actuel?
It’s a project that I have been working on for several years. This provides an opportunity to present an excerpt of this work in progress.
A link to a video or audio excerpt representative of your work?
Your favourite instrument?
Sato – an ancient Tajik string instrument.
Latest favourite CD, show, exhibition, series or film?
Syngué Sabour (Pierre de Patience), an Afghan-French film by director Atiq Rahimi.
An excerpt of Le Cantique des oiseaux will be presented at Oper’Actuel – Works in progress 2019.