Nazanin Noori (Persian: نازنین نوری‎ ; IPO: [ˈnɑːzəniːn ˈnʊəri/]) is an Iranian artist living and working in Berlin, Germany. Her interdisciplinary work includes music, theater and radio play direction and text.

She makes the fusion of sound, space, sculpture and postdramatic poetry her subject of discussion, focussing on atmospheric narratives.

 

Nazanin Noori studied theater, film and media sciences at Goethe University in Frankfurt. Her works have been shown at Deutsches Theater and Schauspiel Hannover.

 

She hosts 'POMP' on Malmö-based Retreat Radio, as well as 'AMBIENT HARDCORE' on Berlin-based Refuge Worldwide.

 

Nazanin Noori is an artist-in-residence at the Young Academy of the Arts in Berlin. 

03 / 2022

APOLOGY / APOLOGIE (drama, radio play, installation)

A conversation between a tyrant and his mother in the hereafter / Romeo and Juliet, having an argument in the hereafter / a choir, commenting on what is happening in this world.

During her residency at the Young Academy of the Arts, Nazanin Noori writes a theatre play in both English and German, which is called 'Apology / Apologie'.

It is based on Friedrich Hölderlin's 'The Death of Empedocles' and Plato's 'Apology of Socrates'. Furthermore it is a lyrical secession of Socrates' defence speech, who is about to be executed and an analysis of Empedocles' justification manners, right before he threw himself in the Mount Etna.

 

'Apologie' will be realized as a radio play / spoken opera and installed in a static stage room.

Director, Music, Text, Installation: Nazanin Noori

 

08 / 2021

AMBIENT ROOM (walk-in sound installation)

'AMBIENT ROOM' is a walk-in sound installation at EIGEN+ART Lab by Nazanin Noori, in which the artist makes the transition between the states of being her subject of discussion, restaging the gallery into a liminal space. 

"Due to being in the first generation to have access to constant and infinite war reportage in real time, we experience an extent culture of political despair. With 'AMBIENT ROOM', I intend to build a space, in which our understanding of sonic and visual syntaxes get shifted. A space that therefor allows us to turn inwards. I intend to provoke a mental state that loosens a structure of thinking. Accordingly all elements in the installation resist obvious imagery and pave the way for ritual detachment from the prevailing orders of perception."

The walk-in sound, room and video installation performs a 13-minute ritual ambient piece and stages a room in room theatre, in which a video piece is displayed on a screen.

"To me, music is sacral and music is equal, is utopic. My interdisciplinary work roots in sound. I produce music, I write sound poetry, I direct radio plays, I collect and re-contextualize ritual music - in my theatre work I bring these strands together. Catharsis and Deep Listening are therefore interconnected to me."

'AMBIENT ROOM' is supposed to enable an inner dialogue on the raw, the distant and the mantric. An ambient performance that experiments with the expansion of consciousness, performing the spiritual quality of music. The work is a tribute to Antonin Artaud's 'Theatre Of Cruelty', to mindfulness and to Pauline Oliveros' 'Sonic Meditation', 'Deep Listening' and her silent activism.

Kindly supported by Lars Murasch from Murasch and Sons, Sebastian Grimm from einklang Hifi, KEF, Etritanë Emini with her camera work, as well as Phil Maier with the audio mastering.

06 / 2021

GRÜNTON (performance)

Nazanin Noori performed one hour of Dark Ambient, Contemporary Classical, Power Electronics, Trip Hop, Drone and Chant and an hour of devotional music of the Sufis from South East Asia, Africa and the Middle East in the mix with manipulated and unreleased music from the producer herself at the Grünton Festival at Schauspielhaus Zürich.

MY TEACHERS WERE CHARISMATIC

 

07 / 2021

EDITED ARTS (sound scenario)

Nazanin Noori has recorded a sound scenario for Edited Art's CORRESPONDENCE series. that will be memoralised on a USB and stored in a buried time capsule.

06 / 2021

TEHRAN NIGHT (sound scenario)

Nazanin Noori has recorded a sound scenario for Deep House Tehran's Tehran Night mix series. 

04 / 2021

EPILOGUE (mini drama)

Nazanin Noori wrote a lyrical mini-drama for a publication of the Akademie der Künste "Who were we, You and I?" The mini-drama is called EPILOGUE. The plot: A is seeking dialogue with B yet again, after a break-up. B is tired of fighting with A. B tries to find excuses to end the conversation. A feels unheard. B feels threatened. A kills B. A kid appears out of nowhere, searching for the way home. A is paralyzed. The kid leaves A. A goes insane. A commits suicide. The chorus in the play directs the situation displayed. The play does not end.

02 / 2021

AMBIENT HARDCORE (bimonthly radio show)

'AMBIENT HARDCORE' is a mix series by Nazanin Noori on Refuge Worldwide, a community radio station based in Berlin. A bimonthly hour of Dark Ambient, Contemporary Classical, Power Electronics, Trip Hop, Drone, Chant and Noise in the mix with manipulated and unreleased music from the producer.

08 / 2020

FARCE (album)

Nazanin Noori's debut album 'FARCE' is going to be released on enmossed

 

The cassette contains two tracks, each at 40 minutes in length. They both tell the story of a group of people that unduly fear a pothole in a road surface. They talk themselves into a rage in order to find out that the pothole is no danger to them, after a kid sets its foot inside. The first track tells the story from the perspective of the road and the second track tells the story from the perspective of the pothole.

 

Title: FARCE

Format: Album (Cassette, Digital)

Label: enmossed

A-side:

IMAGINE ALL THAT FALL

IN A POTHOLE

ON A BEAUTIFUL DAY

B-side:

IMAGINE ALL IN A HALL

Mastering: Martijn Comes

06 / 2019

POMP (bimonthly radio show)

'POMP' is a sound scenario series by Nazanin Noori on Retreat Radio, an independent Malmö-based radio station. The series is broadcast monthly. A podcast that descents into the backdoor of the pompous. With Esoterica, Sound Poetry and Acid Folk.

THE DARKNESS RETURNS.

10 / 2019

CENTER SHIFT #1 (soundtrack)

'CENTER SHIFT #1' is the first episode of a series by Cemile Sahin. Nazanin Noori and Salem Rashid have produced the score for this work that is recently shown at the Ars Viva exhibition in the GFZK in Leipzig.

 

11 / 2019

REGIME OF LOVE (theatre play)

by Tanja Šljivar at Deutsches Theater Berlin, Box.

 

A post-apocalyptic story. The last human being and two probands try out emotional violence. There is no voice of reason, but a regime of love that regains its power by choreographing a fight. Without society. All actors celebrate the new love. 

Director, Music: Nazanin Noori

Stage and Costume Designers: Carla Satoca Berges, Vanessa Vadineanu

Dramaturgy: David Heiligers

Animation: Lukas Kühleitner

Assistant Director: Nora Auerbach, Marike Flömer

Assistant Stage and Costume Designer: Zoë Hoellerer

With Caner Sunar, Jan Breustedt, Maral Keshavarz and Edgar Eckert.​

Sponsoring by Dyson GmbH. 

 

04 / 2018

VENUS AND ADONIS (theatre play)

based on the dramatic poem by William Shakespeare, adapted by Nazanin Noori at Deutsches Theater Berlin, Box.

 

Mars has a drinking problem. He is left by his beloved. Venus falls in love with a mortal. He rejects her, she is suffering from her love. Adonis is a freak. He falls in love with a cow. He tries to eat the animal. The cow is a murderer. A spring pheasant's eye.

A metadramatic mistake. A hypnoacoustic pressure ulcer.

Director: Nazanin Noori

Stage Designer: Ole Meergans

Costume Designer: Rahwa Oreyon

Video: Cemile Sahin

Music: Niklas Kraft, Etkin Cekin

With Caner Sunar, Edgar Eckert, Maria Ahmed, Thomas David Mairs.

 

 06 / 2017

MOTHER (live radio play)

based on T. S. Eliot's 'The Hollow Men', Walt Whitman's 'Song Of Myself', Vladimir Mayakovsky's 'Tragedy' and Einar Schleef's 'Mothers', adapted by Nazanin Noori at Staatsschauspiel Hannover, Cumberlandsche Galerie (Montagsbar).

 

Nazanin Noori has edited different poetic pieces from the 20th century that merge into a growling chant of a son that lost his mother. Two actors and two singers tell the story of disappearance. 

A live doom metal and drone radio play.

Director, Stage Designer: Nazanin Noori

Music: Daniel Nerlich

With Daniel Nerlich, Johanna Bantzer, Christoph Müller, Nazanin Noori.

 

01 / 2017

THE COCKROACH THE STEELWORK (dramatic reading) 

by Cemile Sahin at Staatsschauspiel Hannover, Cumberlandsche Galerie (Montagsbar).

'THE COCKROACH' is a dramatic mini-series by Cemile Sahin, telling the story of a reunion of a dead man with his mother.  The second part of the play that is called 'THE STEELWORK' is a reminiscence of his time as a worker in a dialogue with the elderly.

Director, Costume Designer, Music: Nazanin Noori

Stage Designer: Ole Meergans

Video: Cemile Sahin

With Hagen Oechel and a choir. 

 

 

10 / 2016

THE INDUSTRIAL SOCIETY AND ITS FUTURE (sound installation)

by Theodore Kaczynski, adapted by Nazanin Noori at Staatsschauspiel Hannover, Das große Anadigiding-Ende-Gelände.

'The Industrial Society And Its Future' is a manifesto that was written by a terrorist. In a radio play installation Nazanin Noori analyses Theodore Kaczynskis self-refuting dialectic argumentation, analyzing its fragility.

Director: Nazanin Noori

With Günther Harder, Joachim Müller, Nazanin Noori. 

  

 

08 / 2016

THE COCKROACH THE PEST THE GLARE (dramatic reading)

by Cemile Sahin at Staatsschauspiel Hannover, Cumberlandsche Galerie (Montagsbar).

'THE COCKROACH' is a dramatic mini-series by Cemile Sahin, telling the story of a reunion of a dead man with his mother.  The first part of the play that is called 'THE PEST THE BLARE' is the story of a dead man passing by his dead mother and brother that do not acknowledge each other.

Director, Costume Designer, Music: Nazanin Noori

Stage Designer: Cemile Sahin, Ole Meergans

With Laura Friedmann, Yves Dudziak, Niklas Binzberger, Katharina Zerr, Nazanin Noori.

 

 

For enquiries please message me via nazanin.noori AT hotmail.de.