Thu, 29 Jun|
Sonic Frontiers: Sandy Chamoun and Maya Al Khaldi with Sarouna
The Sonic Agent presents two nights to conjure our listening abilities aiming to capture and reflect on our changing times, conceptual formations of the audible within music and to highlight the evolution of sounds and music coming from the SWANA.
Time & Location
29 Jun 2023, 20:00 – 23:00
London, Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Ln, London SE1 7LG, UK
About the event
Featuring ground-breaking artists from Palestine and Lebanon, the second evening will kick off with an intimate talk with the performing artists, lead by director of Beirut and Beyond International Music Festival Amani Semaan, to contemplate socio-historical soundings in music and the use of the archive and field recordings in contemporary aural practices.
Lebanese artist Sandy Chamoun will perform her solo project “Fata 17” conceptualized around field-recordings and sounds from the October 17 Revolution in Lebanon. Sandy brings together her sultry vocals, with assembled audio clips drawing on ambient, industrial, shoegaze, and noise.
From Palestine Maya Al Khalidi and Sarouna will present Maya’s first album “Other world” inspired by Palestinian folklore, influenced by the present, and imagining a sonic future incorporating audio recordings from the archive of the Popular Art Centre.
vening will kick off with an intimate talk with the performing artists Sandy Chamoun, Maya Al Khaldi and Sarouna, lead by director of Beirut and Beyond International Music Festival Amani Semaan, to contemplate socio-historical soundings in music and the use of the archive and field recordings in contemporary aural practices. Lebanese artist Sandy Chamoun will share her experience in creating her debut EP Fata 17 for which she used field-recordings and video excerpts from the October Revolution in Lebanon, while Maya Al Khaldi and Sarouna will share stories from the making of Maya’s debut album “Other World” where they resorted to recordings from the audio archive of the traditional Palestinian music of the Popular Art Center in Ramallah, Palestine.
Full program to be transmitted live on Radio Al Hara.
This is Night 02 from a two night program curated for Shubbak Festival by The Sonic Agent.
Supported by AFAC, The British Council, and A. M. Qattan Foundation.
In partnership with Beirut and Beyond International Music Festival and Radio Al Hara.