A regular practitioner of sonic symbiosis by means of extending instruments, be they electronic or acoustic, Sote has mixed his album “Dastgaah” with Nebulo's “Parallaxes” — in which, 15 years after the release of “Dastgaah”, the Iranian artist finds a continuation of his own work: an autonomous echo, in which the rules of cause and effect no longer apply.
Habitué à la symbiose sonore par l’extension de l’instrument, électronique ou acoustique, Sote a mêlé son album « Dastgaah » à « Parallaxes ». L’artiste iranien y a vu une continuation de ce travail 15 ans après, un écho autonome où cause et effet n’ont plus sens.
Listen to Sote "Dastgaah":
Listen to Nebulo "Parallaxes":
Ata Ebtekar aka Sote (b. Hamburg, Germany) is an electronic music composer and sound artist based in Tehran, Iran.
In the past 20 plus years, his music has been published by various companies, such as Warp Records, Sub Rosa, Morphine, Repitch, Opal Tapes and Diagonal among others.
(...) His compositions and multi-channel installations are sonic tales synchronously decoding and regenerating customary pattern of thought in nature; aural designs of crisis and harmony where contempo aligns with folklore, orchestrating an artificial saga with a variety of illuminations and analyses. His passion for all music especially, all forms of electronic music, and his extensive involvement in the sound art academia world, has led him to compose in a wide variety of musical styles with a strong emphasis in electro-acoustic techniques, microtonal systems and polyrhythmic motifs."
released February 5, 2021
Created for the online music festival DIFFUSIONS by Le Cabanon (June 11th, 2020).
Music composed by Sote (electronic), with Pouya Damadi (tar), Arash Bolouri (santour) & Nebulo (electronic).
Design by Joe Gilmore (www.qubik.com
Text by Antoine Hubineau.
Translation by Ross Heselton.