Category Archives: The Guest Performer

Sohrab performing with KING MISSILE and DAWOUD, March 2010 !

1.  This Thursday Sohrab is playing with the legend indie rock band King Missile for the second time at Le Poisson Rouge. He is playing in two of their songs only on soprano sax. So this would be a good reason to check him out because he has been known being  just  a tenor sax player in NY.

Date: Thursday, March 18th
Time: 7 pm
Venue: Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street & Thompson, NY, 212-505-3474)
Ticket: $15
Genre: nu folk, anti-folk?, avantgarde?

Opening act: Mixel Pixel

More about this show in Doo Bee Doo Bee Doo.

2. Sohrab is performing with Dawoud (on sitar & laptop) & Alex Obert (on accoustic bass) under the name of Dawoud – Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi – Alex Obert at:

Lovesphere 15
Monday – March 22, 2010
8 pm to After Midnight
Theater for the New City
(155 1st Avenue, New York, NY 10003-2906 )

On March 22, Lovesphere 15 presents multimedia variety show, including music, dance & spoken word designed with ChromaDepth 3D Technology to heighten your depth perception experience. This years performers include:  Judy Sky, Meg Montgomery, Emmallyea Swon Young, Lin Rivers, Grand Pepper of Reality, Dawoud & Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi, Dan Gaydos, Fist of Kindness, Alessandro, Orin Buck, Firefly Lab, Terri Ferrari & Vlad T.
Vlad T.

For more information or to view live in ChromaDepth 3D on the Web:

Lovesphere, a 67-year event, has taken place every Vernal Equinox since 1995, broadcast on Mezamishi (Alarm Clock) in Japan & the pioneer in video streaming, venues including ABC No Rio, Resistance Theater, CBGB’s, Theater for the New City, Medicine Show Theater, Manhattan Neighborhood Network, the Zipper and Pianos.  It began in 1995 with a performance of the Mammals of Zod and the Gametones at Exit Art in Soho on the Vernal Equinox, and has since spiraled completely out of control.  The plan is to present a Lovesphere event every Equinox until 2061.

Sohrab guest appearance: Dawoud (sitar) at Brecht Forum

Date: Sunday, December 20, 2009
Time: 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Location: Brecht Forum (451 West St. between Bank & Bethune, New York, NY 10014-2041, 212- 242-4201)
Ticket: $10.00

Dawoud on sitar
Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi (saxophone)
Ravish Momin (percussion / laptop)
and others

Dawoud’s website

Sohrab w. band 1
Me playing in Dawoud’s band last year in December at UNIVERSITY OF THE STREETS (East Village)

This is the second time I will be playing with Dawoud on (elecrtic) sitar and also with Ravish. I am sure the music will be something special. It is really a rare combination and instrumentation you will experience: sitar vs. sax vs. laptop. Something unexpected is going to happen. The right music for people who are bored of mainstream and commercial music. You will like or dislike it.

Here is a video of Dawoud playing the sitar

Pyrolator with guest Sohrab at WFMU, April 12, 2010

Sunday, April 12th, 2010, Midnight – 3am: Kurt Dahlke aka Pyrolator with guest appearance: Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi on sax, on WFMU 91.1 fm 90.1 fm

The host is Daniel Blumin.

The run-around drill sergeant of love meets the freeform radio nurse in an international popularity crisis. Twang, dub, noise, rockers, aliens, drum machines, foreigners, imported goods, songs, rumbles, hollers, blips and squiggles along with an occasional musical number.
Listen live to WFMU:

Kurt Dahlke aka Pyrolator is a key figure in the history of German New Wave. In addition to being a member of the great off-kilter electropop trio Der Plan, Dahlke was a founding member of the first incarnation of D.A.F, whose debut album was the initial release on Ata Tak, the label co-founded by Dahlke that went on to release the music of seminal bands such as Die Todliche Doris, Wirtschaftwunder and Oval. Since the Eighties Kurt has continued collaborating, composing and playing in bands (A Certain Frank) and producing and remixing acts (Kreidler, to rococo rot, Fehlfarben).

Currently in New York for a few weeks playing some shows w/ Lukas Ligeti’s Burkina Electric project, Dahlke is dropping by WFMU for a Pyrolator live set of unreleased electronic material using the Lightning II controller (built by Don Buchla!) that allows him to control the music by the movement or the pressure of his hands. And that ain’t all.

Pyrolator will then take control and spin tracks of Ata Tak past and present as well as some other choice musik aus Deutschland. In between we’ll chat about Dusseldorf and German punk and new wave as well as Herr Pyrolator’s more recent adventures. Tune in and Pyrolate wildly!

Download soundfile of the live show at WFMU