Villa Aurora Grant Recipients | 2021 – 2022

Dec, Jan, Feb

Farahnaz Hatam | Composer (together with Colin Hacklander)

Farahnaz Hatam is a sound artist, composer and specialist-DJ, working primarily with SuperCollider, a digital sound synthesis programming environment. She has a background in molecular biology and works primarily with the musician Colin Hacklander with whom she leads the Berlin-based sonic entity, LABOUR. Together, their practice explores perception and social situations through digital sound synthesis, algorithmic composition, percussion, psychoacoustics, and sound for architectural spaces while fostering a heightened sensory awareness for the listener by promoting active listening, and recognising that acoustic space approaches one externally, yet remains primarily an internal space.  


Recent Live Works (Selection)

2019 | Expanded Viewing I + II (Garden of Earthly Delights) for electronic music, 4 percussionists, Theorbo, and the Garden of Earthly Delights painting itself, with Isabel Lewis, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin

2019 | Untitled (inwardness, juice, natures) for 10-channel sound, percussion ensemble, 2 drumsets, flute, violin, Qanun, and three large wireless speakers in motion via automobiles, with Isabel Lewis and Matthew Lutz-Kinoy, Sharjah Biennial 14, UAE

2019 | Activating the Gropius Bau, Sonically, for 33 percussionists, electronic music and piano, Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin

2019 | Constructs of Sanity, for electronic music, drumset, 25 percussionists and piano, Musica Sanae Berlin (2019)

2019 | nine-sum sorcery, for voice, electronic music and percussion, Berlin Atonal

2018 | next time, die consciously (بیگانگی), for 31 drummers, bass clarinet, and electronic music, Berlin Atonal