Sussan Deyhim and Richard Horowitz
Wednesday, 08 July 2009 09:14
Why they are cool: Sussan Deyhim and Richard Horowitz are two composers that contributed the original soundtrack to the Wear Seal the Deal and Seal the Deal in Europe video clips.
Cool facts: Sussan is an Iranian composer, vocalist and performance artist. She was part of the national dance company in Iran from the age of thirteen and traveled all across Iran. Her music remains true to the spirit of her ancient heritage while pointing to the future with a very personal and poetic dramatic sensibility. In 1980 she moved to New York embarking on a multifaceted career encompassing music, theatre, dance, media and film.
Sussan’s wide-ranging collaborations with leading artists from across the spectrum of contemporary art have included Ornette Coleman, Bobby McFerrin, Peter Gabriel, Eve Ensler, Bill Laswell, Jan Kaczmarek, Maurice Bejart, Shirin Neshat, Sophie Calle and her long time collaborator Richard Horowitz among others.
Richard lived in between Paris and Morocco from 1968 to1980 and was nominated for the American Academy of Arts and Letters Goddard Liberson Award by Paul Bowles in 1982. In 1997 he co-founded and artistic directed of The Gnaoua Music Festival in Essaouira, Morocco.
He has collaborated with Sussan Deyhim since 1981.Their recordings and media operas include Majoun (Sony Classical), Azax/Attra: Desert Equations, The Ghost of Ibn Sabbah and The Gift of Love (Deepak Chopra/Mother Teresa). He also collaborated with Deyhim and Shirin Neshat on the multimedia production Logic of the Birds produced by Lincoln Center, Art Angel in London and The Ortiga Festival in Siracusa, Sicily. He is currently working on a new opera with Deyhim: Zarathustras’ Mother.