Welcoming Ali Saad to AR-Helsinki

IA Resident – Ali Saad

A big welcome to Ali Saad as an Immigré Artists (IA)-Resident at AR-Safe Haven Helsinki!

Saad is an Iraqi musician currently working in Finland as a musician, composer and sound designer. He has worked at the Finnish National Theater, on dance performances and has performed in concerts with many different ensembles.

Ali Saad performing with Sanna Salmenkallio

During his IA-residency, Saad will be composing new material for his upcoming album as well as beginning a new co-operation to develop an interesting theatre concept, delivery theatre. Saad is particularly keen to see how this work can be developed and explored within the context of Finland.

Saad recently released a new video for the song Can this be fate featuring himself and Finnish musician Sanna Salmenkallio. The video was edited during his IA-residency at AR-Safe Haven Helsinki.

Can this be fate, Ali Saad and Sanna Salmenkallio, 2020

Keep up to date on Ali Saad’s ongoing work through his social media networks:
YouTube, Instagram, Facebook

Ali Saad is an IA-Resident of Perpetuum Mobile (PM)’s “Immigré Artists (IA) & Artists at Risk (AR)” network, a part of the Artists at Risk (AR)-Network. His IA-Residency is co-organized by PM and the Finnish Musicians’ Union\Finnish Music Council, and co-hosted at HIAP-Helsinki International Artist Programme on the island of Suomenlinna. It is co-funded by Nordic Culture Point and the City of Helsinki-funded Artists at Risk (AR) Safe Haven Helsinki.