Ash Koosha

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Tehran-born and London-based, Ash Koosha creates music that is stripped of genre, style and conventional structure. His training in classical music and his interest in computer music from a young age has equipped him with necessary tools to construct, break, form and deform at the same time. The result is sound that is fragmented, unearthly yet natural, collage-like yet seamless.

His latest work, GUUD is a sonic experience, where classical variations and harmonies meet manipulated sample grains. It is a field, a "place where he deals with scientific and psychological questions" and where he manipulates his senses by creating a synesthetic experience. He understands emotional and physical limits and pushes those emotions to the extreme without the extreme effect, as he simulates the sound of exploding speakers or collapsing percussion structures in a listenable frequency. It is by treating sound as physical matter that he can then apply a simulation of physical forces to it: shattering, positioning, joining, liquifying or pressuring.

One of the ideas that Ash has introduced in GUUD and will be further discovered in his future projects, is "nano-composition". Born out of his obsession with scale and based on ideas explored in nanotechnology and quantum realm, nano-composition can be defined as creating a composition, based on the sonic behaviour of fractal patterns that exist within a stretched or rescaled sound wave but without pitch alteration. It is visually treating grains in wave forms as particles and create sonic "events" within that wave form. Although these events are controlled and structured by the composer, their randomness and internal chaos offers an element of singularity and rarity. It is a deconstruction of what is conventionally and sonics-wise "good" music. GUUD is "good" without the perfection of perfectly round "o"s.

Ash Koosha

Ash Koosha

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  • 30 Jan, 2017

    Ash Koosha: Statement On US Travel Ban

    Ash Koosha has made a statement on the US Government's travel ban on the Ninja Tune website.

    "No one chooses to be exiled and no one chooses to be born in one place or another and it is in no one's interest to ban global progress, something that many people from different nationalities are contributing to daily and they are doing it all for the future of humanity. The global progress, unfortunately is being threatened by executive orders of Donald Trump in an unjust entry ban on refugees. A ban that also affects scholars, students, family members, artists and the mere tourists with no intention of settling in the USA."

    www.ninjatune.net/news/ash-koosha-statement-on-united-states-travel-ban

     
  • 30 Jan, 2017

    Ash Koosha: Statement On US Travel Ban

    Ash Koosha has made a statement on the US Government's travel ban on the Ninja Tune website.

    "No one chooses to be exiled and no one chooses to be born in one place or another and it is in no one's interest to ban global progress, something that many people from different nationalities are contributing to daily and they are doing it all for the future of humanity. The global progress, unfortunately is being threatened by executive orders of Donald Trump in an unjust entry ban on refugees. A ban that also affects scholars, students, family members, artists and the mere tourists with no intention of settling in the USA."

    www.ninjatune.net/news/ash-koosha-statement-on-united-states-travel-ban

     
  • 09 Sep, 2016

    Ash Koosha: Live VR Set For Boiler Room

    Ash Koosha performs a live 'virtual reality' set for the Boiler Room.
    See him on tour in October.

    www.boilerroom.tv/session/ash-koosha

     
  • 09 Sep, 2016

    Ash Koosha: Live VR Set For Boiler Room

    Ash Koosha performs a live 'virtual reality' set for the Boiler Room.
    See him on tour in October.

    www.boilerroom.tv/session/ash-koosha

     
  • 25 Aug, 2016

    Ash Koosha: Rinse FM Podcast

    Rinse FM present a podcast by Ash Koosha from 19th August 2016.

    www.facebook.com/ashkoosha

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  • 25 Aug, 2016

    Ash Koosha: Rinse FM Podcast

    Rinse FM present a podcast by Ash Koosha from 19th August 2016.

    www.facebook.com/ashkoosha

    tracks=279081390
     
  • 01 Jul, 2016

    Ash Koosha: New Video 'Biutiful'

    Koosha's latest album 'I AKA I' dropped via Ninja Tune earlier this year.
    He has now shared an official video accompaniment to one of the LP's tracks, 'Biutiful'. The video was directed by frequent collaborator Hirad Sab, who explained that it is "a visual essay contemplating prosthetic identity in the context of natural symbolism."

    www.facebook.com/ashkoosha

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  • 01 Jul, 2016

    Ash Koosha: New Video 'Biutiful'

    Koosha's latest album 'I AKA I' dropped via Ninja Tune earlier this year.
    He has now shared an official video accompaniment to one of the LP's tracks, 'Biutiful'. The video was directed by frequent collaborator Hirad Sab, who explained that it is "a visual essay contemplating prosthetic identity in the context of natural symbolism."

    www.facebook.com/ashkoosha

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