In March 2012 Roshi performed a live score to Mary Pickford's classic silent feature of 1918 'Amarilly Of Clothes Line Alley' at The Southbank Centre. This score was commissioned by Birds Eye View as part of their Sounds & Silents series and was presented at The Purcell Room at part of the Southbank WOW festival.
In Nov 2012 Roshi released a limited edition single 'Don't Breathe It To A Soul but Amarilly Is Getting Gay With A Dude' based on an extract of the live score http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7V2FAR_nttw It was released on 7" vinyl by GEO records and features a remix by the legendary David Thomas (Pere Ubu)
An early collaboration was with visual artist James English who made a series of stunningly beautiful films to go with a number of Roshi Feat. Pars Radio tracks. James also designed the album cover for The Sky And The Caspian Sea and 3 Almonds and a Walnut
Roshi has also collaborated with Iranian illustrator Sara Taghdimi (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzblLdnvXXM) and Louis Vinet for Live Hazard https://vimeo.com/131771724 and was commissioned by visual artist Pamela Golden to create a soundtrack for her Abergele-inspired exhibition Good Morning Mr. Williams with multi-instrumentalist and producer Sam Frank
Roshi has contributed to records as diverse as 'New World Order' by Welsh Hip Hop outfit DER collective, and folk stars The Owl Service on their beautiful EP 'The Burn Comes Down'.
So and So Circus Theatre Company
Roshi was commissioned by award-winning circus theatre company, So & So to create music for Backgammon for Beginners: a multi-disciplinary piece, which was short listed for Jeunnes Talents in Spain, January 2010
So & So then received Arts Council funding to further develop the piece. This resulted in a deeper collaboration with Roshi leading to her performing the music as a live score and co-devising and delivering dialogue. This acclaimed and unusual piece was first shown in Jacksons Lane in April 2012 before a nation-wide tour throughout 2012 and 2013. https://soandsocircus.wordpress.com
‘The lingering Persian melodies are full and gorgeous; her voice brings a sense of place and atmosphere…’ Gay Times
‘A thoughtful circus theatre-piece based on personal memories and experiences… there are no beginner’s here.’ The Stage
Roshi performed several times in 2010 with The Chicago Boys: a Middle Eastern disco revival band/ political study group assembled by Iraqi-German artist Hiwa K. This included 2 performances in December 2010 at the Wypsa Institute Of Art in the former shipyard premises of Gdansk, Polland and at the Kow Gallery, Berlin.
Chicago Boys At Shi Shawi, Edgware Road (March 2010)
Suns of Arqa
Roshi and Graham have also performed at several festivals with world beat pioneers Suns of Arqa including the main stage of the 2009 Big Chill Festival and The Glade Stage of the 2010 Glastonbury Festival.