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Shiva Feshareki & Sean Shibe

Sound Unwrapped

Sat 2 Dec 2023

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Shiva Feshareki & Sean Shibe

Sound Unwrapped

Shiva Feshareki Live turntable manifestations of Opus Infinity
Steve Reich Electric Counterpoint
Julius Eastman Bhudda
Shiva Feshareki Seismic Wave Orchestra (UK Premiere)

Acclaimed turntablist, producer and composer Shiva Feshareki joins forces with radical guitarist Sean Shibe for a performance of music by Feshareki, Reich and Eastman diffused through d&b Soundscape.

Shiva Feshareki is a British-Iranian composer celebrated for her thrilling spatialised compositions in which live sound immerses the audience as it glides and whirls within space, sculpted in the moment of performance.  This hypnotic effect will be pushed to the maximum on the d&b Soundscape as she presents Seismic Wave Orchestra (2020) with Sean Shibe and live electronic manipulations of her major spatial work Opus Infinity (2019), originally written for Ensemble Modern and herself on ambisonic turntables.  Special guest Sean Shibe will also give spatialised performances of Reich’s Electric Counterpoint (1987) and Julius Eastman’s Bhudda (1984).

Shiva Feshareki is a composer, artist and turntablist, described as “the most cutting-edge expression of turntablism” and as “one of the most astonishing acts of musical alchemy” (BBC Radio 3). Over the last decade, she has been a pioneer at the leading edge of both contemporary classical and electronic music scenes, performing extensively across the world in concert halls, art galleries, festivals and raves. Her electric turntable performances are a unique experience in which she responds to the energy and the architecture of a venue to form a live duet between herself and the acoustic space.

Feshareki holds a Doctorate of Music in composition from the Royal College of Music (2017), and is winner of the BBC Young Composer’s Award (2004), The Royal Philharmonic Society Composition Prize (2009) and the Ivor Novello Award for Innovation (2017). Shiva is currently a Visiting Fellow at Oxford University with the Electronic Music Practice Research group (EMPRes) and funded by The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities (TORCH), researching and presenting state-of-the-art spatial and ambisonic electronic composition.

Sean Shibe is one of the most versatile guitarists performing today, Sean Shibe’s innovative approach to his instrument has enhanced his reputation for having ​“one of the most discriminating ears in the business” (Gramophone). He was the first guitarist ever to be selected for BBC Radio 3’s New Generation Artists scheme, to be awarded a  Borletti-Buitoni Trust Fellowship and, in 2018, to receive the Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Young Artists. Accolades for his recordings include two Gramophone Awards and an Opus Klassik. He is also the 2022 recipient of the Leonard Bernstein Award.

His most recent release is a second album for Pentatone titled Lost & Found, recorded on electric guitar and featuring repertoire by Hildegard von Bingen, Olivier Messiaen, Moondog, Julius Eastman, Bill Evans, Chick Corea, Meredith Monk, Shiva Feshareki, Oliver Leith and Daniel Kidane. His Pentatone debut album Camino (2021) featured an introspective programme of French and Iberian music The Times describing it as ​“one of the most compelling and touching recitals for the instrument I can recall”. The recent releases on Pentatone follow a string of successes on Delphian Records receiving many prestigious awards, including a Gramophone Award in the Instrumental Category.

This performance will last approximately 75 minutes, without interval.

Date:Sat 2 Dec 2023
Start time:8pm (Doors: 7.30pm)
Venue:Hall Two

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