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Fari Bradley

Broadcaster, Sonic Artist, Researcher

About

FARI BRADLEY

An Iranian-born sound artist, composer and arts-broadcaster. After an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Italian language, phonetics, film and history at University College London, a City & Guilds in Journalism led Bradley to working with experimental radio and digital audio formats. At London’s first experimental arts radio station Resonance104.4fm since 2004, Bradley performed live-improv and composed graphic scores with the Resonance Radio Orchestra, formed Parstronix a collection of Iranian improv performers and ran several weekly, live broadcast series on arts and experimental music.
Lives and works: UK and UAE.

Solo Work

Using found objects and hand-made electronics Bradley creates sculptures, installations, performances and radio transmissions. Works exhibited at Raven Row, London, Princes Galleries, London.

Experimental Music

See the full profile on The British Music Collection As Sound-Art Duo Bradley-Weaver, with Chris Weaver, solo and groups shows at Maraya Arts Centre, Sharjah and Tashkeel, Dubai, UAE. As a Quartet making electro-acoustic, experimental improv Oscillatorial Binnage, appearing in The Wire music magazine’s Under the Radar compilation release.

Composer and Improvising Performer

Commissions include London Architectur Week, Victoria and Albert Museum and South London Gallery. Artist Commissions as Bradley-Weaver include Al Serkal Avenue, Art Dubai 2015 and Frieze Projects, Falgoosh Radio, an arts-radio installation at Art Dubai 2013-2014 that experiments in listening, discussion and broadcast formats. Talks given include Beirut Arts Centre, American University Dubai, University of the Arts London, Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Habib University, Karachi and New York University Abu Dhabi.

Artist Commissions Solo

Musical performances include National Portrait Gallery, London Architecture Week and ICA London.

Resident Artist

Bradley completed artist’s residencies such as an Embedded Residency for a cine film installation using on Iranian home movies from the 1970s, awarded by Sound and Music, the UK body for sound art and composition. Other residencies include the Lahore Biennial Foundation, New York University Abu Dhabi and Malja Studios, Bahrain.

What Doesn’t Decay, 2013. Cine-film Projection & Audio

Writing

Bradley has written for The Wire Magazine, Ibraaz, Canvas Magazine and Arte East. The limited artist-vinyl record, made with collaborator Chris Weaver is online at The Vinyl Factory, UK.

Composing

Commissions for music, ensembles and performances have come from the V and A Museum, The London Mela (twice as the commissioned artist), Resonance Radio Orchestra and Frieze Projects. Sound works are here.

Broadcasting

On UK’s arts-radio station Resonance104.4FM, since 2004 a speech and experimental weekly music show about art and culture from the Middle East, North Africa and Asia on ‘Six Pillars‘. Since 2006 Bradley has researched experimental and fringe dance music genres for her weekly broadcast ‘Free Lab Radio’ on Resonance104.4FM. She has DJ’d in venues from museums (National Portrait Gallery, ICA London) to art galleries and international music festivals such as Glastonbury, Exit Festival – Serbia and Bestival.

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