With A Guy Called Gerald, Curated by Ava Ansari and Salar Ansari
Hosted by Feeder Loft, Detroit + Xcept Studio, Shemshak
April 12, 2019

Curated by Ava Ansari and Salar Ansari in collaboration with Mehdi Ansari and Siamak Amidi from Analog Room and Arya Ashkan, Sonic Resistance was a bilocational workshop with the A Guy Called Gerald, Twenty musicians, producers, performers, and DJs.

The first part of the session was an opportunity for Detroit and Tehran musicians to learn and explore REASON music software with Gerald who was visiting Poetic Societies Sound Director and resident, Salar Ansari, in Detroit from London. In the second section of the workshop musicians in both locations shared projects, got feedback, and asked questions about the music industry. This included listening and review of “MagiCity” of Poetic Societies’ Detroit resident, Salakastar, with beats by Xcept that creates a space of freedom and magic-as-power to connect the cities of Detroit and Tehran. 

Detroit participants had the chance of seeing A Guy Called Gerald’s live performance at an underground venue in Detroit.