Also for the final performance in the framework of his residency at Radio Corax, Hardi Kurda collected individual stories about illegal actions and experiences with illegality. Based on conversations with the experimental Cellist Khabat Abas, the performance artist Sherko Abbas and an anonymous voice, as well as on the basis of his own experiences, the composer created a score for voice and radiola springs — a viola prepared with springs and radios that the artist plays himself. The vocal part is performed by the soprano and voice performer Nina Guo. For the interpretation of the score the performers met on air for a “telepathic” live performance on Radio Corax 95.9.
“Everything Illegal” Live Radio Performance / June 7, 2020
with Hardi Kurda, Radiola Springs & Nina Guo, voice
and the narrations of: Khabat Abas, Sherko Abbas, Hardi Kurda & an anonymous voice
Conversation with Hardi Kurda on illegality and his radio project “Listening’s Urgency”