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Sunday 20 September 2015, Radio Lebanon 96.2FM (10am-12pm)

On the occasion of British musician MIKE COOPER‘s three concerts in Beirut, organized by Ruptured, here is a radio show dedicated to his numerous releases of the last decade, as well as a generous side-order of American blues singers and guitar players, added for good measure!

1. Mike Cooper, from Elio Martusciello: Concrete Songs
2. Mike Cooper, from Various artists: I Never Meta Guitar
3. Mike Cooper, from Beach Crossings – Pacific Footprints
4. Mike Cooper, from Truth In The Abstract Blues w/ Leila Adu & Fabrizio Spera
5. Skip James
6. Leadbelly
7. Mike Cooper, from Spirit Songs
8. Mike Cooper, from Rayon Hula
9. Mike Cooper, same as #4
10. Mike Cooper, same as #3
11. Mike Cooper, from Blue Guitar
12. Mike Cooper, from Finding Other Worlds
13. John Fahey
14. John Renbourn
15. Blind Willie Johnson

Listen to Part 1: decalages mike cooper (part 1)

16. Son House
17. Bukka White
18. Mississipi John Hurt
19. Robert Pete Williams
20. Karen Dalton
21. Mike Cooper, same as #1
22. Mike Cooper, from Avant Roots w/ Viv Corrigan
23. Mike Cooper, from Oceanic Feeling Like w/ Chris Abrahams
24. Mike Cooper, same as #4
25. Robert Johnson
26. Blind Lemon Jefferson
27. Blind Willie McTell
28. Little Willie John
29. Howlin’ Wolf
30. John Lee Hooker
31. Mike Cooper, same as #11
32. Youmna Saba

Listen to Part 2: decalages mike cooper (part 2)

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In collaboration with Irtijal Festival and Tunefork Studios,
Lebanese independent label RUPTURED is proud to present three concerts with renowned British folk/blues singer & performer MIKE COOPER,
Held in Beirut in different venues in September 2015.

SEPTEMBER 18, 8.30pm: Solo set @Dawawine, followed by Mike’s ‘exotica’ Dj set
Tickets 10,000 LL
For Facebook event, click here

> SEPTEMBER 20, 8.30pm: “Beach Crossings” ensemble performance @Beirut Art Center, with guest musicians from Beirut
Tickets 15,000LL

Line-up: 
Mike Cooper (guitar, conduction)
with
Paed Conca (clarinet)
Tony Elieh (electric bass)
Abed Kobeissy (buzuk)
Ghassan Sahhab (kanoun)
Sharif Sehnaoui (drums)
Fadi Tabbal (electric guitar)
Raed Yassin (synth)
and
Ahmad Ghossein (narration)

Facebook event here

-> SEPTEMBER 22, 8.30pm: Duo set with Youmna Saba @Onomatopoeia The Music Hub, followed by an informal Q&A with Mike
Tickets 10,000 LL
For Facebook event, click here
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[Poster design by Maya Chami]

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We support the peaceful protests against the corruption and paralysis of Lebanese politics, and would like to encourage everyone to join in this historical movement.
We also believe that music and arts should go on.
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Lebanese musician Miran Gurunian, aka GURUMIRAN, was the guest of Ruptures for an interview covering various aspects of his musical production, as well as the imminent release of his first solo album, “Aberrance”.

Listen to Part 1: 
ruptures gurumiran 17 july (part 1)
(Track list: Gurumiran / Gurumiran / John Grant / Miles Davis / Grant Green)

Listen to Part 2: ruptures gurumiran 17 july (part 2)
(Track list: Atoms For Peace / Gurumiran / Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds / Gurumiran)

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CD COVER ARTWORK

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Renowned American electronic musician Bob Ostertag was the guest of Ruptures, for an interview covering different aspects of his long and intensely rich music practice.

Listen to the show: BOB OSTERTAG

For more on Bob Ostertag: http://bobostertag.com/

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On the occasion of the opening of international art exhibition Meeting Points 6, Lebanese electro-acoustic musician Tarek Atoui presented his new sound piece, ‘Infinite Times Zero’, at Beirut Art Center on April 27.

He was the guest of RUPTURES on the following Monday, to talk about this piece / performance, as well as his future plans and projects. Listen to the interview by clicking on the following links:

Part 1: Ruptures T. Atoui (1)

Part 2: Ruptures T. Atoui (2)

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More pictures from the live concerts + CD launch of “The Ruptured Sessions vol. 2”, courtesy of Christophe Jouanno.

Performances by:

– Part 1 / Tarek Atoui (live processing), Tony Elieh (electric bass) and Charbel Haber (electric guitar)

– Part 2 / Tarek Atoui (electronics) and Uriel Barthelemy (drums)

(Beirut Art Center, 4 August 2010)

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Performances by:

– Part 1 / Tarek Atoui (live processing), Tony Elieh (electric bass) and Charbel Haber (electric guitar)

– Part 2 / Tarek Atoui (electronics) and Uriel Barthelemy (drums)

Photos by Tanya Traboulsi [www.tanyatraboulsi.com]

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The Ruptured Sessions, volume 2 / CD release + live performances

At Beirut Art Center, Wednesday 4 August 2010 at 8 pm
Entrance + CD: 20 000 LL

A CD compilation gathering some of the most notorious protagonists of Beirut’s experimental music scene, captured live in the studios of Radio Lebanon

For the release of Ziad Nawfal’s “Ruptured Sessions volume 2”, Lebanese electro-acoustic musician Tarek Atoui, an all-too-rare presence on Lebanon’s music scene, will hold two performances, different in outlook and scope:

Set 1 (Auditorium):
Tarek Atoui – live processing
Tony Elieh – electric bass
Charbel Haber – electric guitar

Set 2 (Bar area):
Tarek Atoui – electronics
Uriel Barthélémi – drums

<< About the sessions >>

“The Ruptured Sessions” is a series of live recordings that take place in the studios of Radio Lebanon 96.2FM, during Ziad Nawfal’s weekly “Ruptures” program. These recordings focus on musicians from Lebanon’s alternative music scenes (alternative folk & rock, electronica, improvisation, etc.), as well as visiting foreign musicians.

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READ

x To read Dan Warburton’s review for The Wire, click here

x To read the Daily Star – Lebanon review of the album launch (August 2010), click on the following link: RS2, Daily Star 06-08-2010

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[Design by Youmna Habbouche]

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British guitar player extraordinaire MIKE COOPER was the guest of RUPTURES to present two concerts scheduled to take place in Beirut on May 24 at EM chill (along with Scrambled Eggs, Beirut’s punk/experimental rock musical activists), and on May 26 at Beirut Art Center.

Cooper has established himself in the past decade or so as an international musical explorer, performing and recording, solo and in a number of inspired groupings and a variety of genres. His roots and inspiration range freely through traditional country blues, folk, original songs, free improvisation, pop songs, exotica, electronic music, electro-acoustic music, and ‘sonic gestural’ playing.

Cooper was accompanied on this impromptu session by Lebanese musician Sharif Sehnaoui.

Audio links: Mike Cooper 21 May part 1 + Mike Cooper 21 May part 2

Playlist: Mike Cooper / Steffan Basho-Junghans / Son House / Charley Patton / Jack Rose

And, to find out more about Mike Cooper and his long, exquisitely diversified career and activities:

http://www.myspace.com/cooparia

http://web.mac.com/cooparia

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