Sunday 19 September 2021, 7.30pm

Photos by Marcus Andreas Mohr and Trapp

Duo Moment + Khabat Abas (solo) + Hardi Kurda (solo)

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Pleased to welcome Duo Moment, the project of Kurdistan-Iraq experimental, free-improvisation duo Khabat Abas and Hardi Kurda. The event celebrates the launch of their recent record 'Broken Resonance', available now on Kurdish independent label Space 21. Preceding the duo will be solo sets by Khabat Abas and Hardi Kurda.

Duo Moment

Moment is a Kurdish experimental, free improvisation Duo by Khabat Abas and Hardi Kurda. The duo focuses on a moment where sounds emerge through interacting, reflecting, reacting and interrupting each other. Hardi and Khabat want to share their experience of sound making with audience, to experience a world of sounds and noises from East to West. 


Hardi Kurda

Hardi Kurda is a sound artist, improviser, and founder of SPACE21, a sound art and experimental music platform in Slemani, and the Archive Khanah, an interactive sound archive project using the philosophy of computer gaming technology. Currently, he is a PhD candidate at Goldsmiths College, the University of London. He explores radio noises that may have been considered illegal, abandoned, unheard, invisible, broken, distorted, untold, forgotten, or simply noises from nowhere, without a place or destination. He developed the notion of "The Found Score" an instrument as a listening medium, using everyday materials to reimagine listening experiences through engaging other senses based on his listening experience in a crisis when he immigrated illegally to Europe.

Photo credit: Jonathan Crabb

Khabat Abas

Khabat Abas, cellist and composer from Kurdistan-Iraq. Her work explores the experience of sound, from music to the everyday sounds and noises we hear. It’s a deep dive into how we experience sound, especially in the context of different geopolitical situations. She uses her instrument beyond traditional norms. Khabat improvises, composes, creates sound installations, uses different materials to make a cello, and uses her body, and she challenges conventional musical values and control.