Kaveh Sattari

January 2020

Kaveh Sattari aka kāve, 1987, Tehran, BA in Art (Textile Design) Yazd 2011, is an electronic musician and sound artist. First, he studied classical guitar (from 1998), moved to the violin in 2006 before devoting himself in 2013 to electronic music. Since 2016 he is a student of Ata Ebtekar aka Sote for electronic music. Since 2014 he has worked as a sound designer for various theatrical companies, commercial productions and films in Tehran. In 2017 he collaborated with the electro-acoustic band Otagh (synthesizer) for a year. At the moment he is more concerned with electronic music composition and sound art. His single Ash Industry was released in August 2018 by Zabte Sote Records (sub-label of Opal Tapes) and his Rework / Remix of Holy ErrorAta Sote Ebtekar was voted one of three winners of the Ableton Remix Competition in 2018 .
Kave is one of the selected artists for Sonotopia project which is happening now in Tehran with the support of cultural section of the German embassy in Tehran.

Statement
garmābe synthesis

Iranian traditional bath houses have a unique architecture and acoustics. Narrow corridors, variety of height and shape of ceilings and also texture and materials, turned this place to a huge sound editor that amplifies and reflects the sounds. This sound editing is different in each corridor and room.

In this project, another sound source is adding to these two sources (the ambience sounds and it’s reflection). The reflections returns to the ambiance by a microphone and a small speaker in real time, and creates a cycle of feedback. Also function of this cycle in each corridor and room is different.