Our guest curators presented two programmes each over the weekend, with the remaining four programmes presented by Overnight Film Festival.
Shiva Feshareki is an experimental classical composer, radio presenter and turntablist of British Iranian heritage. Her work explores the sound of electricity in a classical music context through a wide range of practices and collaborative processes.
Cuts from old-school garage and drum ’n’ bass ride over deep minimalist composers in her turntable performances, which slice apart disparate sonic palettes before sewing them back together with expert sampling techniques.
Turntabling is also a signature element of her compositional work, which explores the physicality of sound in relation to light and movement. Most recently, in ‘GABA-analogue’ (2017), Shiva employed space as a compositional tool to create a surround-sound orchestra inside London’s Printworks nightclub.
The pioneering work of 20th Century composers Eliane Radigue, Daphne Oram, James Tenney and Pauline Oliveros have had a profound effect on Shiva’s approach to music. Shiva continuously endeavours to honour the legacy of their work through her own compositions, radio shows, self-curated events and collaborations with other artists.
Zing Tsjeng is an author, journalist and presenter from London. She is currently a VICE documentary host and UK editor of Broadly, its channel for millennial women. Her documentaries, including Acid Attacks and Who Are the Football Lads Alliance, have been watched online by over a million viewers.
Her forthcoming feminist book series, Forgotten Women, will be published by Octopus in 2018. It plans to uplift and celebrate outstanding women who have been left out of the history books.
Zing has written about women’s rights, arts and culture, politics, race and LGBTQ identity for publications like the Guardian, Buzzfeed, Dazed, i-D magazine and The Debrief. In 2017 she was nominated for the Pride Power List, which celebrates the achievements of influential lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.