Roshi featuring Pars Radio
The Welsh Iranian songbook in electronic form
Roshi featuring Pars Radio is built around the songs of Roshi Nasehi as well as interpretations of Iranian songs Roshi is a Welsh born singer-composer of Iranian parentage with a strong track record in live performance, collaboration, recording and workshops. The project also features percussionist/electronicist Graham Dowdall (Gagarin, Nico, Pere Ubu). It’s an unorthodox sound world combining Roshi’s intimate singing style with Gagarin’s experimental electronic powers to create a unique genre-crossing, ‘exotic, folktronica landscape.’
Roshi’s songs reflect her origins, influences and experiences in a personal highly individual way accompanied by unusual keyboard arrangements, vocal loops and effects – they are reflective, melodic and quirky – her voice airy and tender but possessed of an inner power. When she interprets Iranian song it is in a personal style bringing a contemporary twist combined with an authentic understanding of context and language.
As Roshi featuring Pars Radio, Roshi and Graham have released several records that have received significant airplay (Radio 3, 6 Music, RTE) and considerable critical acclaim including The Quietus, The Wire, The Independent, New Internationalist, Songlines, Rock n Reel, Q, DJ Magazine, PRS M Magazine and twice record of the month in Mixmag who described her as “one of the most singular voices working at the moment”. A new album is in the pipeline due for release in early 2020.
Ill/Fitting Suits Present Distance/Between
Rilke & Rimbaud: thee founders return
The Spirit of Gravity founding fathers Tony Rimbaud and Nick Rilke make a rare return to performance together with a new piece specially created for the Rossi Bar, Distance/Between.
Combining treated samples and sounds prompted by semi improvised spoken word and performance, Distance/Between creates dialogues and monologues between audience and artist that imagines the richness and randomness of human interactions from a chance collection of people.
Amongst The Pigeons
Dancing pigeons, music, electronica and pigeon facts
Amongst The Pigeons: a surreal, informative and wonderful experience of dancing pigeons, music, electronica and pigeon facts. A place inhabited by soaring loops and the beating of electronic wings. Be sure to expect creative beats, addictive melodies and a whole host of twisted ideas.
Thursday 3rd October 2019 | 8pm – 10.30pm | £5
Downstairs @ The Rossi Bar
8 Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3WA