Presented by Public Records in collaboration with Unsound and Polish Cultural Institute New York:
Spectral, the exploratory and immersive event series and residency led by Iranian-born composer, record producer and interdisciplinary artist Kamran Sadeghi teams up with Unsound to present solo performances by Warsaw-based composer Resina and Paris-based electronic musician Aho Ssan in the Sound Room.
Aho Ssan is the artist name of Paris-based Niamké Désiré. After studying graphic design and cinema, he began to compose electronic music and create his own digital instruments. Shortly thereafter he went on to win the Foundation France television prize for his soundtrack to the film D’Ingha Mago in 2015 and has worked on several projects related to IRCAM. His debut LP ‘Simulacrum’ was released via Subtext Recordings. Based on the concept of Jean Baudrillard, it navigates through society’s presentation of inclusivity and equality against his own experience of growing up black in France. Aho Ssan is currently working on the Ego Death duo (with Resina) and the upcoming album ‘Rhizomes’.
Resina is the alias of Karolina Rec, a composer and cellist based in Warsaw. In 2016, after signing with FatCat Records/130701, she released her album “Resina”, “Traces” and an EP with remixes of tracks from “Traces” by Ben Frost, Abul Mogard, Lotic and Ian William Craig. Her latest album “Speechless,” which includes compositions for a 24-person choir was released in November 2021. She also writes for film, theater and video games. Resina builds her personal musical language by blurring the boundaries between seemingly different musical genres, playing with the tension between the biological/animalistic aspects of performance versus electronic and amplified sound world. Removed from classical contexts, the processed voice and cello bring an amalgamation of noise, heavy drumming (by Mateusz Rychlicki), ambient and choral elements, moving from delicate beauty to incandescent undercurrent of danger, from pulsating minimalism to unbridled explosions.
Kamran Sadeghi’s album “Loss Less”, released on LINE, was recorded live inside a defunct nuclear cooling tower. The audiovisual installation premiered at the Louvre Museum Paris. Kamran’s most recent collaboration, ’42.41’ is with installation artist Zimoun. Kamran has shared the stage as a soloist with Vladislov Delay, Tim Hecker, Moritz von Oswald among others. As a record producer, composer and performer he has worked with Patti Smith, American photographer Nan Goldin, French-Swiss film director Jean-Luc Godard and choreographer Sasha Waltz with recordings published on such labels as Sternberg Press, Vinyl Factory, Sacred Bones, Dragons Eye Recordings and Apollo Records.