Sahba Sizdahkhani | David Moré | May 18 | $6 - $10
Iranian musician Sahba Sizdahkhani serves as a unique crossroad of East meets West. Inspired heavily by 1960’s free-jazz and Persian Traditional Music, he constantly channels the fire-energy and longing for connectivity these two stormy histories represent. Sahba began playing drums at age 12, and santour, an ancient string instrument, just a few years later. A momentous breakthrough resulted upon hearing The John Coltrane Quartet for the first time, making him a stalwart believer in free improvisation as the only means to attaining maximum expansion, revelation, and flight during a performance.
Sahba has recorded with artists on the imprints of Dischord Records, Southern Lord, and Drag City and has appeared live with Peter Brotzmann, Devendra Banhart, Miho Hatori (Cibo Matto), Marc Ribot, Eli Keszler, and Mary Halvorson. He completed a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Maryland in Art History and Archeology and currently resides in California.
David Moré is a sound artist, musician wannabe, and occasional maker of objects. Current projects include listening to weak electromagnetic signals from (maybe) Jupiter using a home built radio telescope, as well as weekly practice sessions with his mildly electric fish pet fish, Alex Halsted, via Skype. In 2004, as well as in 2013, he was quite honored to perform at the High Zero Festival of Improvised Experimental Music in Baltimore,alongside such luminaries as Daniel Higgs, Joe McPhee, and Susan Alcorn. His projects have been presented through Art in General (NYC) and the University of Illinois at Chicago, amongst others." Hope that helps.