Plus, he shares samples from the track “Holy Error” which you can download for free and use to make your own version.The Serge samples are from my residency at EMS in Stockholm and are the same ones I used for the piece ‘Holy Error’ on the album.In our interview, Ata delves into the details of the recording and live performance of the album.
Contact Sote on Sound Cloud before May 1, 2018 with your re-interpretation of the track “Holy Error” using the sounds in the download.
His three favorites will receive a CD or download of the Sacred Horror In Design album along with one Ableton Pack* of their choice. Music and poetry have always been essential parts of Iranian people’s everyday lives from various social backgrounds.
I was born in Germany, but lived in Iran until the age of 11.
Then I moved to Oldenburg, Germany until I was 17 years old, at which point, I moved to and lived in Northern California for about twenty-five years.
So far, the reaction and reception have been beautifully positive.
I’m optimistic that via small scale performances, presentations, lectures and workshops, the whole electronic sound art movement can grow relatively rapidly.I also believe that since improvisation is an elemental part of Persian traditional music, it has helped Iranian artists to instinctually adapt to their current social and political surroundings and continue with their art form any way they can.Today of course, all forms of music can be and are heard via the internet and satellite systems, which are the main sources of access especially for the younger generations.However, because all art forms are deeply ingrained within Persian culture, nothing could stop the existence of a creature such as music.Especially because musical information and tradition was passed from generation to generation – until very recently at least – via the common people and not through organized academia.And hopefully, the responsible people in and with power will support it in the near future.