In her 30 minute radio documentary, as part of the BBC Radio 4’s Seriously series, Fatima Al Qadiri explores the interconnecting parallels in music and warfare. With guest speakers including Kode 9, Matthew Herbert, a former war veteran and game music composer; Al Qadiri touches on the similarities between modern torture and the club experience, the meditative role of warlike game music and how music plays an active role in the moments before combat. Central to documentary however, is Al Qadiri’s own traumatic experience as a child during the occupation of Kuwait, which has and continues to influence her own music.
Listen here – The Sound Of Bombs.
Source: Seriously – BBC Radio 4