Fari Bradley

Broadcaster, Sonic Artist, Researcher



I’m a sound artist, composer and arts-broadcaster, born in Iran and brought up in the UK. I lived about four years in the UAE, and four in India, plus a full year in Brussels, in Dublin, and Naples. After an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Italian, working on environmental projects until a City & Guilds in Journalism led to working with experimental radio and digital audio formats. At London’s first experimental arts radio station Resonance104.4fm since 2004, I spent years performing live-improv and composing graphic scores with the Resonance Radio Orchestra. I’ve consistently produced weekly, live broadcast on 104.4FM about Middle Eastern, North African arts and culture and ran a show on experimental dance music for about 7 years. From my compositions and performances grew sculptures designed to provoke active listening, and in 2010 I showed in Raven Row and Princes, Galleries London. By 2013 I had a year’s residency with Sound and Music, the leading body for sound art and experimental music in the UK, and my practice consolidated itself with 4 years in the Arab Emirates, where solo shows and a series of commissions allowed me to explore my main formats of performance, sculpture and broadcast fully.

Collaborative Work

As Sound-Art Duo Bradley-Weaver, with Chris Weaver, solo and groups shows at Maraya Arts Centre, Sharjah and Tashkeel, Dubai, UAE. Artist commissions include Al Serkal Avenue, Art Dubai 2015 and Falgoosh Radio, an arts-radio installation at Art Dubai 2013-2014 that experiments in listening, discussion and broadcast formats. Talks and performances include Beirut Arts Centre, American University Dubai, University of the Arts London, Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, REuse Kuwait, Habib University, Karachi and New York University Abu Dhabi. The limited edition artist-vinyl record, made with collaborator Chris Weaver is online at The Vinyl Factory, UK.

As a Quartet making electro-acoustic, experimental improv Oscillatorial Binnage, appearing in The Wire music magazine’s Under the Radar compilation release and performing at Cafe Oto, Wellcome Trust and more.

Composer and Improvising Performer

Commissions include London Architecture Week, Victoria and Albert Museum and South London Gallery and Art Dubai 2013 and 14, National Portrait Gallery, London Architecture Week, ICA London and Frieze Projects. Commissions for music, ensembles and performances  from the V&A Museum, The London Mela (twice as commissioned artist), Resonance Radio Orchestra and Frieze Projects. Sound works are here.
A full composer profile is listed on The British Music Collection.

Resident Artist

There’ve been a series of 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 were with Chris Weaver and include the Lahore Biennial Foundation, New York University Abu Dhabi and Malja Studios, Bahrain.

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


I have been lucky enough to write for Oxford Handbooks, The Wire Magazine, Ibraaz, Canvas Magazine and Arte East. I’ve presented as an artist at academic conferences: Animal Utterances at Bristol University, LOMA at London College of Communication and At Suden Radio at Villa Romana, Florence.


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. Before all this, I collected a gamut of great names in interview: Camila Batmanghelidjh, St John Simpson and Irvin Finkel both British Museum curators,¬†Sheila Whittaker at the BFI, Yinka Shonibare, Charlie Dark, Acid Man, Mr Scruff, Egyptian Lover and many, many more.

Read more about my general life experience on Linkedin.