While Iran’s art and culture have been long represented on international stages and exhibitions in other cultural areas – especially cinema and visual arts – the familiarity with Iran’s contemporary music scene is limited outside of the country and little international exchange has taken place.

The latest event of House No.4 is the 3-day festival known as Days of Experimental Sounds (D.o.E.S.) that has been already held four times in Tehran and the number of the audience has been growing steadily from time to time. D.o.E.S. showcases performances of different music genres: Electronic, Experimental, Alternative, Audio-Visual, Contemporary, Modern and Experimental Jazz. Often, these performances also include elements of other artistic fields such as performance and dance.

House No.4 is opening the Gate of Tehran in Berlin this December. It is the first international version of the D.o.E.S. festival that’s going to be held in Berlin with the purpose of introducing Tehran’s contemporary music scene to the international audience and to create a ground for the artists to exchange their professional and artistic experiences with cultural approach. 

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