KAMRAN SADEGHI ︎ABOUT
Kamran Sadeghi creates at the confluence of music and art. His compositions are distinguished by their penchant for intense focus, moments of profound elevation, unexpected transitions, and precise punctuations, all of which evoke the notion of crafting auditory pathways in the spatial realm. Kamran employs unconventional methodologies, including multi-channel composition, improvisation and moving image, in conjunction with custom-designed instruments, field recordings, and acoustic techniques. These multifaceted approaches converge to create visceral narratives within his work.
Sadeghi’s album “Loss Less” was recorded live inside a defunct nuclear cooling tower. The audiovisual installation premiered at the Louvre Museum (Paris) and HKW (Berlin). Kamran’s soundtrack “Approximation” was in the group show 'Broken Music Vol.2' at Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin. His collaborative album, ’42.41’ is with installation artist Zimoun. He recently worked with Matthew Herbert on the UK series TEMPLE. Other distinguished collaborations include Patti Smith, Jean-Luc Godard, Nan Goldin and Sasha Waltz.
Recordings and productions are published on Sternberg Press, Vinyl Factory, LINE, SUPERPANG, Sacred Bones, Opal Tapes, Apollo Records and Dragon's Eye Recordings. As a event curator for Fridman Gallery, Public Records and e-flux/Bar Laika Kamran has worked with Marina Rosenfeld, Aho Ssan, DeForrest Brown Jr., James Hoff, Unseen Worlds, Tygapaw, Unsound Festival, Gábor Lázár, Qasim Naqvi, Afrikan Sciences among others. As a solo performer he has shared the bill with Vladislov Delay, Tim Hecker, Moritz von Oswald and Richard Devine.
Sadeghi’s performances, soundtracks, collaborations and installations have been experienced at Kraftwerk-MaersMusic(DE) Louvre Museum(FR), HKW(DE), ICA(Boston), DTW(NY), La Gaîté Lyrique (FR), Corcoran Gallery of Art(DC), CTM Festival(DE), KOW Gallery(DE), K11 Museum(Shanghai), MUDAM(Luxembourg), MuCEM(Marseille), Centre Pompidou(FR), Berghain(DE) and Berlin Biennale.
In 2005 Kamran released his first record under the alias Son Of Rose. “…Sadeghi’s use of the slow-swelling properties of the E-bow filtering through subterranean museums of opaque, glassy dreamscapes like a less oppressive version of Halo Manash’s Isolationist Ambience. Disarming Stuff.” - The WIRE Magazine. His primary focus during this period was resonance, microtonality, electro-acoustics, granular synthesis and improvisation.
In 2008 Kamran put the traditional output of making albums on pause to create multi-channel sound installations and performances that combined his custom designed interactive video compositions. During this period he worked for composer Morton Subotnick and became part of one of the first galleries dedicated to multi-channel Sound Art, “Diapason Sound Art”. Active in the contemporary music scene in New York he performed at Issue Project Room, Experimental Intermedia, The Stone and many others.
From 2012 to 2018, Sadeghi was vital in the transition of the audio tour guide company, Soundwalk, into the group Soundwalk Collective- as a founding member, lead composer, sound artist, live performance director, music producer and co-creative director.