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Happy that the new website is up and running http://salarniknafs.com
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‘Terma’ is a music project of Salar Niknafs (electric guitars and pads) and Babak Navak (piano and keyboards). The duo was originally formed in 2018 and their music is a combination of ambient soundscapes, free improvisation and melodic experimentalism.

The track "Before the Night Falls" came from an evening of pure improvisation and a running recorder in the background. The recordings were discovered weeks later and it seemed suitable that if there was any merit to these pieces, it was in their own urgency and the raw emotions they evoked. As such it was decided to keep their original form intact, without altering what did not need to be altered.
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Video and Music by Salar Niknafs
Single Channel HD Video, Stereo Sound
Edition 1, Duration: 3:38
May 2018, Melbourne

The objective here was to excite transitory forms and engage with the unpredictability of generative systems. For this purpose I experimented with visual and sonic modalities, seeking a multi-layer landscape that might exist in a sphere of reflections and repetitions.

The sonic portion of the project is composed utilising the technique of phasing. Multiple bowed guitar lines in a descending 5th sequence were recorded in isolation and at random tempos. The final form was achieved by summing the unsynchronised tracks. Visuals, similarly, were created by mixing multiple scaled versions of a video and distributing the layers around a circle in 3D space.

View at: https://youtu.be/5cQPCoZhNB0
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Excited to be part of the Video Art + Digital Media screening at the Adelaide Festival Centre Moving Image Program during the entirety of June 2018; hope to see you there
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Our group photography exhibition opening on 3 May at Millepiani Rome curated by LoosenArt
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Displaced
Video and Music by Salar Niknafs
Single Channel HD Video, Stereo Sound
Edition 1, Duration: 5:31
Sep 2017, Melbourne
http://www.salarniknafs.com

Watch at: https://vimeo.com/232599974
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Here is my soundtrack to 'Displaced', the project will be released in late Sep
https://vimeo.com/232607679
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Thanks to everyone who visited my exhibition. An extra special thank you to Monir Safari and Brunswick Street Gallery for their help and support
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23/07/2017
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Serong is an experimental arrangement with a relatively small palette of sounds including bowed guitars, piano, frame drum, tape noise and synthesisers. In this composition I explore the cycles of dissonance and harmony.

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