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PALIMPSEST SCORING | *NEW LINE UP* Enter & Shoeb Ahmad | Live Music Performance Afternoon

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A palimpsest is a page from a written manuscript which has had its text effaced and written over, but still bears traces of its earlier form.

Indigenous Musicologist Dylan Robinson deploys the idea of re-written palimpsest page ‘as a metaphor to envision listening to layered histories and agencies in soundscapes.’ This framework for deep listening, attuned to lineage & subjectivity, is part of a resonant theory for sound which ‘considers intersubjectivity between listener, music, and space.’*

In dialogue with our current exhibition Linger, Dash, Talk, Cement Fondu is proud to host an afternoon of performances - imbued by history, place & dialogue - by musicians and sound-artists Shoeb Ahmad (Sia Ahmad), and Enter (Nadeem Tiafau Eshraghi).

Brisbane / Meanjin based artist Enter is a Sāmoan/Iranian artist and community organiser, whose work navigates human conditions, offers experiences of sense and connection, and presents new rituals for contemporary lives. Excitingly they’ll be presenting their first ever hybrid live / DJ set. 

With a rich and extensive background in Australian music, Sia Ahmad has been creating idiosyncratic sounds over the last decade and more. Using guitar, keyboard, voice and electronics, she works both as singer/composer and improvider, when performing as Shoeb Ahmad, as well as collaborative projects.

Performances run from 2-5pm, all are welcome, free RSVP. Refreshments provided.

*Dylan Robinson, (2020), Hungry Listening: Resonant Theory for Indigenous Sound Studies, p58, 81.

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