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Ruhail Qaisar

Switzerland | Music

September - November 2022 — Music

Ruhail Qaisar is a self-taught multidisciplinary artist and producer from Ladakh, India. His work focuses on sound art and experimental filmmaking. He has been performing all over India since 2016 under his previous moniker Sister and his death-metal band Vajravarah.

As a musician, he explores the confines of memory, intergenerational trauma, and the operational swarm of the unconscious by incorporating vernacular poetic gestures, and improvisation.

The work serves to transmit memories carried through events and local mythos as developed through his recollections of growing up in the remote villages of Ladakh, disturbed with spastic barrages of post-industrial clang and unnerving power-electronics.

He also participated remotely in the Musicmakers Hacklab at CTM Festival: Transformation 2021. With the highlight being the multilingual feedback loop performance piece {Quz民hi辩 क्शन化證कॉ}.

He is currently a radio resident at Hong Kong Community Radio with his show The Hounds of Pamir, which started as 60-minute live performance sets drawing from sub-zero climes, local field recordings, and Silk Route travel journals. Further branching into inviting guests from all over the globe showcasing radio collaboration with notable and groundbreaking individuals from myriad scenes and collectives all over the globe.

His debut album will be released on Aisha Devis’s label Danse Noire later this year in 2022.

Read more on Ruhail’s residency here.

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