from Friday 26 March 2021
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One of the most exciting electronic sound artists in Iran, Shahin Entezami aka Tegh, offers a personal narrative of the global pandemic as experienced in his home city of Tehran.
Translating the stress and dark thoughts associated with his own experience of contracting Covid-19, the commissioned sound work – a single long track in several movements – takes its pace from events happening without preface.
To own a copy of this unique work, you can purchase a high quality download of the new electronic composition SINK – available exclusively from Beaconsfield at bandcamp.
Furthermore a limited edition Vinyl of this unique collaboration will be released in June 2021 (edition of 20). This special collectors artwork will have a B-side by BAW reacting to SINK. To reserve a copy please register your details here via email.
In response to his Beaconsfield commission Shahin wrote from Tehran:
‘I’m seeking to create a sound experience in which I can express my personal narrative of facing the pandemic, the series of sad events taking place in the world during the past months, and especially our country—my own contraction of the virus and confrontation with those feelings on an extreme level. I would like to translate how I got hit by an outburst of emotions, and how my understanding of some of those emotional concepts has changed, in turn transforming them into a sonic world in order to share these personal experiences. Putting my audience in a position where they can listen to an interpretation of sensations that most of us have been through during the past months may bring up moments in which mutual feelings, understandings, and joint expressions can be processed.’
SINK is commissioned by Beaconsfield as the fourth in the series Beacon_Transitions: a lockdown experiment wherein a virtual portal is opened by Beaconsfield for artists to explore. Supported by DCMS Cultural Recovery Fund.