The gestures Arash Boulori, Pouya Damadi and Ata Ebtekar (alias Sote) use to communicate during their performance are similar to a format common in Persian music: question and answer, action and reaction, often based on improvisation. The three men on stage look at each other, nod and smile. Noisy samples drawn from studying the materiality of Persian instruments unify with harmonies, the combination of which sometimes eerie and obscure, other times much like familiar Persian music. An exciting dialogue evolves between Pouya’s tar, Arash’s santour and Ata’s laptop.
Experimentation in the midfield: a night with Sote