Siamak Anvari

Composer & Sound Artist

Program note:

In old Persian Dohasht means “two eights”, or eight plus eight. In this piece I tried to explore my symmetric space idea further. Basically, I extended the symmetric layout into sixteen channels. I took apart my music and split it into two rings of eight speakers, one inside the other. They have different relationships, sometimes as background and foreground or complementary, other times all merge to create a unity and other times still they appear on their own. This idea is also closely related to the concept of complementary opposites; coupled elements with different and opposite characters being locked together to create equilibrium.