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Soheil Soheili

Interdisciplinary artist/ writer/ researcher

Soheil Soheili (b.1983) is an interdisciplinary artist and a researcher. His background includes learning music from an early age and studying mathematics/ engineering. He started learning traditional Persian music from his father, then experienced western musical instruments, namely guitars and the bass when he left the engineering classes for good. He started his serious career in the field of music as a musician in Patriam band - an independent jam band in Tehran (2002). 

As both a recording artist and a performer, he possesses numerous experiences ranging from deejaying in skateparks to preparing the sound for large commercial live shows and complex interaction design for the audio and video performances. He works with different media, including the medium of text, sound - it's absence - and the video, this way he never reduces himself to a certain discipline or genre, whether in the field of science or culture. His education includes English language and literature, as his works usually deal with a philosophical idea, a social demand or accurate statistics/ sets of mathematical data. As an educated author and translator, his research interests include psychology, linguistics, history, sociology beyond producing or reproducing sounds.

Now, behind the active participation in the art-scene and membership in a number of nonprofits and collectives for the research and development, most notably the New Media Society and Iranian Musicians Union, he also co-manages 'Noise À Noise' an independent internet-based label for noise-music in Tehran. Human welfare, anti-war movements, extreme sports, youth empowerment trends are some of the other causes that he supports after all. Below, you can find a selected list of the activity:

    Live music/ sound performances/ Live:

  • 2019 - 'Silence' experimental/ ambient music and live sound processing w. Mehdi Fouladi and Pedram Zare - Charsoogh Abanbar, Jame Mosque, Yazd, Iran.
  • 2019 - 'Liveset in the Plateaux' Sound Performance w. Leonie Roessler – Shiraz House of Art, Shiraz, Iran.
  • 2019 - 'Two artists, two livesets' Sound Performance w. Leonie Roessler – Da Theaterhouse, Tehran.
  • 2018 - 'Metamorphosis of Sounds' Heka Electro Ambient music Festival – Da Theaterhouse, Tehran. (Ticket Link)
  • 2018 - 'Tehran Contemporary Music Festival' Vol.3., Duo performance w. Zhoobin Askarieh – Roudaki Hall, Tehran. (Ticket Link)
  • 2017 - 'Art for Peace Grand Festival' Digital performance w. Banafsh Band – Iranian Artists Forum, Tehran.
  • 2017 - 'Re-listening' Audiovisual performance set – CafeBaz. Tehran, Iran.
  • 2017 - ‘Sound-oriented’ collaborative audiovisual soundprocessing performance – Shenakht Cafe. Tehran, Iran.
  • 2016 - 'Tehran Contemporary Music Festival', Collaboration with Kian Hosein – TMoCA, Tehran, Iran.
  • 2016 - ‘Winter Mood festival' Vol.1, Audiovisual performance – Saayeh Art gallery, Tehran, Iran.
  • 2016 - ‘Open-Mic’ Standup comedy performance, House No. 4  – Shenaakht Cafegallery, Tehran, Iran.
  • 2014 - 'Neurite Night' Sound performance at TADAEX – Gholhak Pardis Cinema, Tehran, Iran.
  • 2012 - 'Limited Access Festival' Live improvisation session at Saroseda workshop – Aaran gallery, Tehran, Iran.
  • 2011 - 'Frequency', Live performance w. Sina Shoaie – Islamic Azad University, Shahrood, Iran.
  • 2011 - 'Frequency', Live performance w. Sina Shoaie – Manouchehri House, Kashan, Iran.
  • 2009 - 'Urban Art', Unofficial sound-performance at the stencil exhibition – Arte gallery, Tehran, Iran.
  • 2003 - 'Ezterab'  w. Patriam (ex-Zartosht members) – Österreich Kulturforum (OKF), Tehran, Iran.

Production/ post-production/ digital performance for the stage/ performance art and podcats:

  • 2019 - 'Devic's Syndrome', digital sound performance for the stage w. Farin Moghadam in Fadjr (Plus) Theater Festival – Directed by Kamyar Salehpour, Da Theater House, Tehran.
  • 2019 - 'Secret of Ganjour' Puppet theater (Game-Theater), sound design – Directed by Honey Hoseiny and Marzieh Naderi, IIDCYA, Tehran. (Reserve tickets)
  • 2018 - 'Secret of Ganjour' Puppet theater (Game-Theater), sound design – Directed by Honey Hoseiny and Marzieh Naderi, IIDCYA, Tehran. (Tickets on Tiwall).
  • 2018 - ‘Days of Experimental Sounds' Vol.3, Podcast post-production, House no. 4, Cadence Online Magazine, Tehran. (Podcast on Beeptunes)
  • 2017 - 'When a kid starts to talk?' Sound design for the stage and film - Directed by Iman Bayatfar, pending release.
  • 2017 - 'Cloth of Blood', Live speech processing for the stage, Samimi Mofakham Hall, Tehran university of Fine Arts. (Tickets on Tiwall)
  • 2017 - ‘I love my Tehran’ v.2., Collaborative outdoor live digital audiovisual production/ performance in Fadjr Theater Festival – Directed by Ehsan Yousefinasab Tehran, Iran.
  • 2016 - 'Laboratory', sound design – Moj-e No hall, Tehran, Iran.
  • 2016 - 'Ideas of a Clown' Digital audiovisual production/ performance w. Arman Moghadam – Roodaki Decor Hall, Tehran, Iran.
  • 2011 - 'Motivation', Media production for performance art – Curated by Shaghayegh Cyrous, EastArt gallery, Tehran, Iran.

As the sound technician, planner, technologist for festivals, live shows and other events:

  • 2019 - 'Cultural Spaces' sound installation by Leonie Roessler, Motorkhooneh, Shiraz.
  • 2019 - 'Pildam Live in Concert' Sound/ Visual technician – Azadi Tower, Tehran.
  • 2018 - 'Being' Performance art, Light Technician Assistant – directed by Bàra Sigfúsdóttir, Ezdar Projects, Blackbox, Sari, Iran. 
  • 2017 - 'Khayyam' Marionette opera, Installation Assistant – directed by Behrouz Gharibpour, Ferdowsi Hall, Tehran. (Tickets on Tiwall)
  • 2017 - 'Nahal Short Film Festival', Sound Planner – University of Art, Tehran, Iran.
  • 2017 - 'Tehran Contemporary Music Festival' (TCMF2), Sound manager – TMoCA, Tehran, Iran.
  • 2017 - ‘Limited Access Festival’, Technical support –  New Media Projects, Aaran art gallery, Rooberoo Mansion, Tehran, Iran.
  • 2017 - 'Noise Works: Sohrab Motabar; Esmaeil Azimi', Technical support –  Silkroad Artgallery, Tehran, Iran.
  • 2017 - ‘Days of Experimental Sounds Vol.1’, Technical support – Rooberoo Mansion, Tehran, Iran.
  • 2016 - 'Noise Works : Andreas Spectl', Technical support – Silkroad Artgallery, Tehran, Iran.
  • 2016 - ‘Circusbiennale’, Technical support (resident artist) – Berlin, Germany.
  • 2016 - 'Tehran Contemporary Music Festival (TCMF1)", Sound manager – TMoCA, Tehran, Iran.
  • 2016 - ‘Limited Access Festival’, Technical support – TMoCA, Aran Projects, Tehran, Iran.
  • 2015 - ‘Limited Access Festival’, Technical support – Vista, Aaran & No.6 Art galleries, Tehran, Iran.
  • 2015 - 'Alireza Ghorbani' Live in concert, Sound Assistant – Bojnurd, Iran.
  • 2014 - ‘Limited Access Festival’, Technical support – Aaran, No.6 and Vista art gallery, Tehran, Iran.
  • 2013 - 'Alireza Ghorbani', Live in concert, Sound Assistant – Zanjan, Iran.
  • 2013 - 'Kamkaars', Live in concert, Sound Assitant – Shahr-e Kord, Iran.
  • 2012 - 'Homayoun Shajarian and Siavash Band', Live in concert, Sound Assitant – Hamedan, Iran.
  • 2012 - 'Hesamedin Seraj', Live in concert, Sound Assistant – Qazvin, Iran.

Group Exhibitions:

  • 2019 - 'Dock/ Ancien Palais de Justice' Sound Installation, 'Concrete Jungle', Liege, Belgium.
  • 2017 - ‘Days of experimental sounds Vol.1’, Sound Installation, ‘Tehranscape’ v.1', Rooberoo Mansion. Tehran, Iran.
  • 2017 - 'Unnamed, On paper' exhibition for painting/ collage exhibition, Collage, 'Broken'  – New Media Projects, Tehran, Iran.
  • 2016 - ‘Limited Access Festival’, Video Art, 'Flaneur' – New Media Projects, Aaran artgallery, Aaran projects. Tehran, Iran.
  • 2015 - 'Unnamed Envelope, No.3', Drawing, 'Stillness' – Haft Samar Gallery, Tehran, Iran.
  • 2015 - 'TADAEX 05’ Sound Installation, 'Language of the landscape' – Mohsen Gallery. Tehran, Iran.
  • 2014 - ‘Limited Access Festival’, Video art, 'Citylapse' – Vista, Aaran & No.6 Art galleries. Tehran, Iran.
  • 2010 - ‘Saroseda v.2.0’, A/V installation, 'Small things can make me happy', w. Mahtab Alizadeh – Mohsen gallery. Tehran, Iran.

Presentations, Talks and Panels:

  • 2017 - Second edition of 'Tehran Contemporary Music Festival' (TCMF2), Presentation of 'Neural control of singing" on the poster section –TMoCA, Tehran, Iran.
  • 2015 - 'Newmedia talkseries at Lajevardi Foundation: Aftab Darvishi', Panelist.

Miscellaneous Education:

  • 2017 - 'Audio Engineering Masterclass' Iranian National School of Cinema (INSC), Tehran, Iran.
  • 2017 - 'Designing sound for films' Mohammad Delpak, Karnameh Institute, Tehran, Iran.
  • 2016 - 'Tape-loop' workshop by Andreas Spectl, Noise works, Tehran, Iran.
  • 2015 - 'World literature: Louis Borges' Dr. Amirali Nojoumian, Iranian Artists Forum. Tehran, Iran.

Singles, albums, EPs / Compilation and album Appereances:

  • 2019 - 'Odd Bells And More' as a part of Noise à Noise 19' [compilation album], digital distribution, Noise à Noise, Iran.
  • 2018 - 'Live in Da Theater House 2018' w. Sina Shoaie [Live Album], digital distribution, Independent, Iran.
  • 2018 - 'Re-listening: Live in Cafe Baz' ft. Sina Shoaie [Live Album], digital distribution, Noise à Noise, Iran.
  • 2018 - '94 Unleashed ft. Roja Sadr' EP, [Re-release], digital distribution, Noise à Noise, Iran.
  • 2017 - 'Laborotary' (Alternative edit) as a part of 'Visions of Darkness in Iranian Contemporary Music' [compilation album appereance] – Physical distribution, Cold Spring, Uk.
  • 2017 - 'Laborotary' as a part of  'Visions of Darkness in Iranian Contemporary Music' [compilation album appereance]– Digital distribution, Unexplained Sound Group (USG), Italy.
  • 2017 - 'Sync The Hague' w. Sohrab Motabar (Den Haag Experience) as a part of 'Six Artists from Iran' [compilation album appereance] – digital distribution,  Harsh Noise Music (HNM), UK.
  • 2016 - 'In the mood' as a part of “Iran experimental underground 016 survey“ [compilation album appereance] – digital distribution, Unexplained Sound Group (USG), Italy.
  • 2014 - '94 - featuring Roj' [single] – digital distribution, Tunecore.
  • 2004 - 'Ezterab' w. Patrium, as a part of TAMF (Tehran Avenue Music Festival) Competition [Compilation album] – limited CD release, Tehranavenue, Iran.