From the Lips to the Moon – New Music and Poetry Residency at Reference Point/London

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The second live edition of From the Lips to the Moon
a night of poetry, music and rhythms
14 July, 7pm - midnight
hosted by Pouya Ehsaei and Tara Fatehi
With Special Guests:
Chika Jones (poet)
Zahrah Sheikh (poet)
Johanna Burheart (Violin, Electronics & Vocals)
2 Digit Visuals (Live visuals)
&
Nymity (dj set)
Poster and the drawing by Hamid Bardaskan
In collaboration with: Radio Alhara
Tickets: £8.50 in advance , £10 at the door
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Chika Jones is a performance poet endorsed by the Arts Council of England. He has performed at Jawdance, and Storreaga Slide Nights, and is working on a British Sign Language Poetry Project. He won a national slam in Nigeria in 2013 and has performed at several poetry festivals.
Zahrah Sheikh is a British Pakistani poet from Ilford. Her writing mainly explores prayer, the self, the weight of an action and silence.
Johanna Burnheart is a German violinist, singer, composer and producer. Johanna released her debut album called “Burnheart” with Ropeadope Records in 2020. Besides the positive reviews in Jazzwise Magazine, MOJO and Backseatmafia among others, Johanna was chosen as one of 30 best new artists for 2021 by the Guardian. Most recently she released a remix EP called “Burnheart Remixed”, an homage to her love for techno. She is currently composing new material to record her second studio album in 2022.
2 Digit Visuals (a.k.a Sadler) is a visual artist and VJ, passionate about the intersection between motion visuals and music. He has been perfecting his technique in narrative visuals, expanding his visual palette and developing his style for nearly a decade. He rides the technology tsunami using generative, real-time interactive, machine learning and audio-reactive techniques to create unique visual experiences.
Pouya Ehsaei is a London-based Iranian musician, sound designer, producer, curator and promoter. His practice is based on experimenting with different compositional techniques and exploring the possible applications of sound as a matter. He has closely collaborated with many jazz, classical and folk musicians from around the globe, most recently with musicians from Iran, Cuba, Ghana, Senegalese, Brazil, Tanzania, Korea, India, and the UK. He is the band-leader of Ariwo and co-founder of club nights, Parasang.
Tara Fatehi is an artist, performer and writer from Tehran based in London. Using performance, text, video, movement, voice and mediums-in-between, Tara’s work forefronts mistranslation, ambiguity, disjunction, playfulness and unfinishedness. Alongside numerous international performances, exhibitions and published works, her book Mishandled Archive is published by LADA (2020)

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