im/modesty / Shoeb Ahman & Australian Art Orchestra.
The Australian Art Orchestra are proud to announce the long-
awaited release of im/modesty through UK based label Flaming
Pines as part of the AAO Recordings - Praxis Series.
A staple of the Canberra underground music scene, the artist Shoeb Ahmad proudly identifies as a person of Bangladeshi heritage and a transgender woman. Her music is known for exploring deeply personal experiences and vulnerabilities, in an evocative mix of acoustic and electronic indie pop.
Originally developed as a multi-speaker installation during a residency in Kerala, Southern India, Ahmad was commissioned by the Australian Art Orchestra to turn 'im/modesty' into an ensemble performance piece that would go on to be premiered live as part of the AAO Meeting Points Series in 2018.
This ground-breaking work was inspired by the cultural barriers people from the Indian sub-continent face when exploring their sexuality and features text spoken by three voices in different stages of life - interspersed with electronic music and atmospheric recordings from the streets of India.
Duration: 61 min.
Also available as a digital album.
Words & Music by Sia Ahmad.
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