Im Nachhinein darf es öffentlich gemacht werden/ This long night of experimental and contemporary music in Tehran was not allowed to be announced in public; but afterwards the program can be published:
Friday, May 24th 2013, 6 p.m. until 10 p.m.
Austrian Residence Gardens, Darband, Djafari Street Nr. 57
THE GEOMETRY OF WATER
An Austro-Iranian Concert Presenting New Positions of Music
Concept: Pia Palme, Austrian artist-in-residence Tehran
Sounddesign: Farshad Shokuhfar
Dank and die Österreichische Botschaft in Teheran und an das Österreichische Kulturforum Teheran.
In May 2103 my working place is in Tehran. I am delighted to be Austrian Artist in Residence at the teahouse-pavillon of the Austrian ambassador’s residence. The “teahouse” is like an isolated retreat cell, providing the luxury of space for art, creativity and research.
In a country with a climate like Iran, a garden is truly a paradise. It is protected by high walls, to keep out wind, dust and heat. In a bustling, noisy, dusty city of 14 millions, trees become true friends: without hesitation they share their gift of coolness and relaxation. I am surrounded by friendly, sentient beings full of generosity. I am grateful.