Sunday Drone VI 15 december, Slaktkyrkan
Live: Peter Broderick Shida Shahabi
Peter Broderick - Born in 1987, Peter Broderick is an American-born multi-instrumentalist and singer, now based in London (UK). Aside from collaborations with M. Ward, Laura Gibson, Dolorean, Efterklang, Nils Frahm, Greg Haines, David Allred and many more, Broderick recorded several acclaimed albums of solo material, ranging from sparse classical compositions or homemade folk music to piano and voice recordings – constantly experimenting with different musical genres and making his name as an increasingly essential artist in today’s musical panorama.
Along with some of the most prestigious venues across the world, Peter Broderick has also performed in festivals like Roskilde, Montreux Jazz Festival, Misty Fest, CTM Festival, Green Man, Supersonic and OFF Festival.
Shida Shahabi - Stockholm-based Shida Shahabi is a pianist / composer, whose stunning debut album'Homes' (October 2018) drew widespread acclaim and announced her as an exciting new voice in the genre - meshing a strong melodic sensibility with an intimate and deeply atmospheric exploration of space and timing.
Born in the Swedish capital in1989 to parents who had recently fled the Iran-Iraq war, Shida studied piano from the age of 9 and began writing melodies on the instrument as soon as she could compose with two hands. She grew up listening to a broad range of music - surrounded by '70s Persian pop at home whilst watching countless hours of MTV, her parents also had a CD collection of classical composers, and as a child Shida would listen to Mozart or Tchaikovsky and pick up pieces on piano by ear without having the patience to learn it note for note from sheet notation. Discovering punk and grunge at 11 years old, she began levitating towards bands like The Cure, Cocteau Twins, My Bloody Valentine and Yo La Tengo in her teens, and continued on discovering post-rock, ambient, krautrock and more experimental stuff. She notes that "I don't know if the music is necessarily an influence for me, maybe some way unconsciously. But I get more inspired by a band's or an artist's artistic practice and learning how they work. It's been inspiring to find curious composers who can write film scores or collaborate with other art forms whilst musically trying out material in very different constellations and other genres."