The piece of “Dam” is based on the first line of the sonnet “Seize the moment” written by Dr. Javad Nourbakhsh. The purpose of this sonic experience is to present the concept of “being mindful in every single moment of life” through the medium of sounds. Applying various audio manipulating techniques (especially time stretching and repeating) to one of Darwish Hassan Karbati’s performances, allowed me to zoom into particular moments in the music, pay attention to the most minute of their constitutive elements, and listen with a novel approach. In moments, it is as if time is frozen, and we become mere observers of happenings.

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