Here recited in English is the Persian Sufi poet Rumi's The Reed Flute, one of my favourite poems in the world - "The tongue has but one customer, the ear." I'm reciting it against a soundscape of which each element is recorded live during the performance.
Other participating artists in the exhibition: Max Eastley, Takeshita Kosugi, Walter Marchetti. I had a sound sculpture on display Tahmineh's Fancy an interactive sound piece with copper telephone cable, lace, ribbon, leather and electronics. It's an involved piece both in terms of delivery and concept: the story of Tahmineh is one of female independence and drive, which also reflects on pre-Islamic Persian ideas about women. For this piece I did something rather intimate and reduced it to a series of electronic pulses. The circuitry itself was near impossible to create as it is essentially quite a common schematic turned on its head, solved by sound artist Chris Weaver.
Tahmineh's Fancy from Fari Bradley on Vimeo.
ley, Takeshita Kosugi, Walter Marchetti. I had a sound sculpture in the show, Tahmineh's Fancy an interactive sound piece with copper telephone cable, lace, leather and electronics.