SALT DESERT IRAN, 2015
The idea to this Desert Festival was born when Shermin first visited Meser Desert and was introduced to Maziar’s mesmerizing music. Desert Music was held in October 2015.
SOUND BITES 2015
in 1967 in Hamedan. After fighting in the Iran/Irak war as a soldier in Khuzestan, he studied pottery which he later taught for many years at Tehran’s Saad Abad Complex. 15 years ago Maziar decided to leave Tehran for Garmeh, an oasis village in the central Iranian desert, where he had spent his childhood. He rebuilt an old house which subsequently became the first guest house in Irans desert Ateshooni Guest House.Maziar is a self taught musician who plays all kinds of instruments: daf, dammam, tombak, kouzeh, didjeridoo. He has performed at many iranian & international music events. Among others he was invited to Qonia music festival in 2007 for Molana’s anniversary, and to ‘Fabelhaft Festival’ in Austria in 2013. SHERMIN
born in 1974 in Vienna, Shermin is an Austrian/Iranian Artist KAKIKATSE who lives in Berlin and runs her own travel company. Among others her films have screened in Cannes and at dOCUMENTA(13). She is the founder of auto.diktata collective of self taught, autodidact artists who believe that you can learn everything from and within yourself and your own peergroup. Shermin is the founder of the BlockchainHub.