"Brevity is the soul of wit" - Hamlet

"Technology is a trickster and it has been so since the first culture hero taught the human tribe how to spin wool before he pulled it over our eyes..."
- Erik Davis, TechGnosis

"Life is the sum of all your choices" - Albert Camus

"Like children we spill the salt, and then we spill it again" - Rumi

"Anything born in spring, dies in fall. Love is not seasonal, from crushed grapes expect a hangover" - Rumi

"Tell me the company you keep and I’ll tell you who you are" - Cervantes

“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, you have to go with someone” - African proverb

"When you hear hoof beats think of horses, not zebras. Unless you're in Kenya, then think of zebras" - Dr. Theodore Woodward

"Brevity is the soul of wit" - Shakespeare (from Hamlet)

I will take to the grave only the sorrow of an unfinished song" -Nazim Hikmet




Performance for Rhubarb Festival of remixed Iranian folk-songs featuring a gown used as a projection-
surface for graphics that react to the vocalist's voice in real-time.

Produce and direct a live performance of traditional Iranian folk songs blended with contemporary, electronic elements such as sci-fi soundscapes, glitch-tunes and keyboard riffs. A main artistic feature of this music show is the innovative incorporation of a giant 10-feet tall white gown worn by the lead singer that serves as the projection surface for sound responsive generative graphics that react to the singer's voice in real-time.

This project asks: How do West Asians imagine their past in the future? How are our traditions, rituals and culture disseminated 100-150 years from now? In a world where technologies such as reactive light and "smart materials"" embedded into clothing are commonplace. I think the artistic possibilities here are endless, and Sabeh Esghe is my first attempt that discovering the answer.