This beautiful double album release is an elaborate 8 panel 2 CD package of my scores and sound design for acclaimed Iranian filmmaker & visual artist icon Shirin Neshat, in the largest retrospective to date at The Broad Museum and of Shirin's works. The package includes breathtaking images from each installation I have worked on including "Turbulent" the winner of The Golden Lion at The Venice Biennial, in which I also performed. The package will also include an album of my sound track for a Shirin and brilliant team's large scale stage production of Logic of the Birds. The music is composed in collaboration with Richard Horowitz and inspired by the Persian mystic poet Attar's Conference of The Birds. It was an honor to star in this production as Simorgh.
Images from Shirin Neshat’s video installation Turbulent and Logic of The Birds stage production.
All images by Shirin Neshat, Courtesy of Barbara Gladstone Gallery.
Cinematography : Ghasem Ebrahimian
Logic of the Birdsis a simultaneous presentation of live and filmed performance. All text is set to music and sung in Farsi bySussan Deyhim, embodying the main character with her “electrifying voice”, mixing “ancient lament and explosive avantgarde sound” (NY Times).
Sussan Deyhim is an award winning Iranian composer, vocalist, performance artist and activist. She can be heard on multiple sound tracks including "Argo", "Last Temptation of Christ" and "The Kite Runner". Other collaborations include U2, Peter Gabriel, Eve Ensler, Bobby McFerrin, Robert Egan and co-creator, Richard Horowitz. Her Stage production "The House is Black Media Project" has been presented at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Royce Hall/CAP UCLA and The Wallis.