How can you tell the story of a war? How can you convey the physical sensations caused by the sound of sirens or the vibrations felt as the missiles arrive?
At the Cité internationale des arts, Anahita Hekmat (Iran) has composed a piece that uses sound spatialization. It combines sounds recorded during the war with a rapid, melismatic singing technique typical of traditional Persian music called "tahrir" (inspired here by songs from the regions bordering Iraq).
On this occasion Anahita Hekmat is partnered by sound artist Kinda Hassan (recipient of the Music Committee of the Cité internationale des arts) and resident-singer Aida Nosrat. They will be accompanied by vocalists Claire George, residents Houda Chehaidar Fendri and Hura Mirshekari.