Musician-in-Residence: Parham Daghighi

From March 3–17, peek in to the Jones Center's second floor gallery space to observe musician-in-residence Parham Daghighi experimenting with materials or leading interactive workshops. Artist Tarek Atoui and The Contemporary Austin have invited three musicians—each paired with members from local community organizations⁠—to work during two-week residencies that will culminate in the creation of new works for the upcoming exhibition Tarek Atoui: The Whisperers.

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Parham Daghighi is an Iranian-American multi-instrumentalist and experimentalist active in contemporary improvised music. Recent foci include amplified acoustic guitar, drum set, clarinet, and instruments from the Persian art music tradition including setar and tombak. Daghighi is a core member of Texas-based exploratory music groups SSBT and Virginity, though his practice allows him to interface with any musician or artist interested in working improvisationally. Daghighi’s work in improvisation and song also extends into physical performance and poetry.