To Be Someone Else is a Battle


A new experience created by Amir Konjani

Sat 18 May 2019 2.00pm - 5.00pm
Jerwood Hall, LSO St Luke's, London

Performances at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm


Sioned Williams soveida harp
Mina Kavani performer
Davood Jafari performer
Jacob Barns kraken cello
LSO musicians

Maryam Mohajer animation
Shima Mirhamidi costume design
Abdollah Abbassi harp builder
Maryam Nazari artistic consultant
Jacob Hulmston visuals
Alireza Heidari visuals
Amir Konjani design, composition, video art, direction

Free entry, no ticket required


LSO Jerwood Composer+ is generously supported by Jerwood Arts

Jerwood Arts Black


This event is additionally supported by Abbasi Chang, Bow brand, UK Harp Association, Sam Scaffolding, Iran Heritage, and RNCM

Encounter a rusty, metallic soundworld inspired by otherness and displacement as you explore the combination of contemporary classical music with spatialisation, video art, performing sculpture and movement over a 66-metre graphic score. Witness the debut performance of a new instrument, the Soveida Harp, based on Persian چنَگ (chang) instruments, which articulates its sound in eerie stereo.

Be disorientated.

Be provoked.


Sound Unbound 2019

Part of Sound Unbound. A free festival of unexpected music in unexpected places.

Saturday 18 – Sunday 19 May 2019

Music will burst from the Barbican and out across Culture Mile’s architectural gems with a line-up of artists for whom the boundaries between classical and contemporary, experimental and jazz are blurred – or never even existed in the first place.



About Amir Konjani

Amir Sadeghi Konjani is a composer, performance doer and Situation maker. After gaining his BMus in Tehran, Amir won a scholarship to Trinity Laban, and gained his MMus there under the tutelage of Stephen Montague and Dominic Murcott. Amir has been awarded a full scholarship to study for a PhD at the Royal Northern College of Music and teaches composition at Trinity Laban.

Amir Konjani's previous work: