EXPERIMENTATION IN THE MIDFIELD: A NIGHT WITH SOTE

The gestures Arash Boulori, Pouya Damadi and Ata Ebtekar (alias Sote) use to communicate during their performance are similar to a format common in Persian music: question and answer, action and reaction, often based on improvisation. The three men on stage look at each other, nod and smile. Noisy samples drawn from studying the materiality of Persian instruments unify with harmonies, the combination of which sometimes eerie and obscure, other times much like familiar Persian music. An exciting dialogue evolves between Pouya’s tar, Arash’s santour and Ata’s laptop.
04 FEBRUARY 2020 | AG 14 by NILOUFAR NEMATOLLAHI

You can read the full interview from the link below.
https://kraak.net/avant-guardian/sote

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Sote ‘Pseudo Scholastic’

From the forthcoming Sote (Ata Ebtekar) ‘Parallel Persia’ LP [DIAG054] due out on Diagonal on the 26th April.
Featuring: Arash Bolouri (santour) and Pouya Damadi (tar)
Mastering: Helmut Erler at Dubplates & Mastering 
Artwork: Pedram Sadegh-Beyki (Pitheorem) and Leila Hobooty

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Sote ‘Artificial Neutrality’

‘Artificial Neutrailty’ is the first in a series of new electro-acoustic works from Ata Sote Ebtekar, released by Diagonal in 2019. It precedes a full-length LP, ‘Parallel Persia’, that arrives in May — accompanied by a new AV show.

Music :
ATA ‘SOTE’ EBTEKAR (ELECTRONICS & ACOUSTIC)
ARASH BOLOURI (SANTOUR + EXTENDED TECHNIQUE)
POUYA DAMADI (TAR + EXTENDED TECHNIQUE)


Mastring:
RUSSELL HASWELL

Artwork:
PEDRAM SADEGH-BEYKI (PITHEOREM)

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