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Concert: The Casualty Process and TM Eye (8 pm)
Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 8:00 PM to 9:45 PM (EDT)
One of 3 events in Exiled Voices of Iran on May 5. Please reserve for each event separately.
THE CASUALTY PROCESS is an Iranian electronic band in exile. Its members were forced to leave Iran due to governmental constraints on political and artistic expression and hope to provoke discussion about the region’s social issues through their music. An air filled with aggressive noises, meaty bass and guitars and industrial beats with electro and rock influences. Natch Nadjafi is a songwriter, guitar/bass/keyboard player. Shayan Amini, guitar/bassplayer is also a multi-project artist.
While TM EYE's music is wholly danceable, song titles like "Pollution" and "Deepwater Horizon" suggest the local electronics-and-vocals duo is up to something more than just kicking out party jams. Its aesthetic is steeped in cultural references; even the name compounds pun upon pun -- especially when rendered, as it sometimes is, "™Eye."The music is a marriage between the song-based writing of Phil Boyd, best known as the singer and guitarist in Modey Lemon, and the electronic music of Preslav Lefterov, one of the proprietors of Machine Age Studios.
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City of Asylum/PIttsburgh
City of Asylum/Pittsburgh creates a thriving community for writers, readers, and neighbors. We provide sanctuary to endangered literary writers, so that the writers can continue to write and their voices are not silenced. And we offer a broad range of literary programs in a community setting to encourage cross-cultural exchange. We anchor neighborhood economic development by transforming blighted properties into homes for these programs and energizing public spaces through public art with text-based components.