portrait Anthony Hüseyin

ANTHONY HÜSEYİN

Anthony Hüseyin is a non-binary musician and performance artist of Kurdish-Turkish and Arabic descent who works with voice, text, film, dance, and installation. Raised in Urfa in Southeastern Turkey, where they learned traditional local music, they went on to study both classical and jazz singing in Istanbul and Rotterdam. Their works combine the personal and political to explore memory, identity, community, collective consciousness and the body. Deconstructing the ciswhite- heteropatriarchal frame, their work draws on musical vocabulary across multiple disciplines and genres centers the vulnerability and power of the voice as both instrument and gender signifier, and invites audience participation in order to stage queer narratives of their own and their communities as radical alternatives to received dominant histories. They have released three albums: Safran 2012, The Lucky One 2017, Project O 2022, and many singles. They taught singing for 7 years at Rotterdam Conservatory, Codarts. They won the second prize in the singersongwriting category in The Netherlands with their second album The Lucky One. In 2020 February they streamed three performances at No Musician's Land for Marina Abramovic Institute's exhibition Flux/Akış at the Sabanci Museum, in Istanbul. In December 2021 Anthony presented a solo performance musical-theater piece, Potato Potahto, at Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin. The interactive work explored themes of labor and value hierarchies. In 2020, they received a grant from Musicboard Berlin for their third album Project O, a concept album recounting their personal and artistic quest as a queer, non-binary musician. On the 1st of September, Anthony Hüseyin opened the Queer Week 2022 at Maxim Gorki Theater with Project O in Berlin. Recently two of Anthony's works were commissioned by Marina Abramovic Institute and performed at Theater Carre in Amsterdam during long durational performance exhibition No Intermission. In January 2023 Anthony Hüseyin composed and produced music for a queer theater play Amore and worked as a musical director-composer and actor in another play Dschinns in Maxim Gorki theater in February 2023.



Photo: Esra Rotthoff

Dschinns

Sun
19:30
Stage

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Tue
19:30
Bühne

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with English surtitles


Productions

Dschinns

Project O