ZIAD NAWFAL // MusicMap Soundscape 015 // June 2018

MusicMap’s ‘Soundscape’ series is a brilliant way to keep up with local music scenes and global trends. Every few weeks, the people behind this amazing platform visit a different country and ask someone familiar with the scene to serve up a mix of the finest local sounds…

“This month we’re visiting Lebanon for our first Soundscape from the Middle East. Our guide this time is Beirut-based DJ, promoter and producer Ziad Nawfal, co-founder of ground-breaking independent label Ruptured and managing director of Irtijal, the country’s first experimental music festival. Ziad Nawfal has spent his career championing independent Lebanese music via his ‘Ruptures’ and ‘Decalages’ shows on Radio Lebanon, so we knew we were in for a treat with his Soundscape mix…”

Track listing:
1. El Rass & Munma – Kashghara (Adam, Darwin & The Penguin, 2015)
2. Kinematik – Lalochezia (Ala’, 2017)
3. Calamita – FTC (Calamita, 2018)
4. Fadi Tabbal – Crystal Palace (Museum of Disappearing Buildings, 2015)
5. Youmna Saba – Nafas (Njoum, 2014)
6. Jad Atoui – Zikr (Unreleased track, 2016)
7. The Bunny Tylers – Mothers Make Murderers (Glitches & Drones, 2016)
8. Kid Fourteen – It’s A Lovely Night (Dream Kids Never Sleep, 2016)
9. Scrambled Eggs – Building A Nest (Unreleased track, 2013)
10. KOZO 構造 – Don’t Leave, Kurokawa! (Beirut Wave Three, 2017)
11. Mme Chandelier – Minimal Potato (Post Coital Tristesse, 2016)
12. Radiokvm – Alpha Apparatus (Issrar, 2014)
13. Stephanie Merchak – Und Meine Antwort War Nein (Eine Frage, 2018)
14. Munma – Cadavre Exquis (Three Voices, 2016)

ERIC CHENAUX & RADWAN GHAZI MOUMNEH // Ruptured Session // 9 Apr 2012

As part of Ruptured’s coverage of the 12th edition of Irtijal Festival, Canadian musicians Eric Chenaux and Radwan Moumneh were the guests of the radio program, for a lengthy live performance and an interview covering both artists’ careers and musical approaches.

[Photos by Tanya Traboulsi]

SHARIF SEHNAOUI & MAZEN KERBAJ // Ruptured Session + HADI SALEH // Interview // 2 Apr 2012

Sharif Sehnaoui, Mazen Kerbaj and Hadi Saleh, co-curators of Irtijal festival’s 12th edition (April 4-12), were the guests of Ruptures for a presentation of the festival’s program. The show was book-ended by two live performances from the Kerbaj/Sehnaoui duo.

Track listing:
Jim Denley
Eric Chenaux
Niveau Zero
Osman Arabi
Jad Atoui
Liliane Chlela

[Photos by Tanya Traboulsi]

RADWAN GHAZI MOUMNEH & CHARBEL HABER // Ruptured Session // 4 Apr 11

Lebanese musicians Radwan Ghazi Moumneh (Jerusalem In My Heart) & Charbel Haber (Scrambled Eggs) were the guests of Ruptures on Monday 4 April, to present the 11th edition of Irtijal Festival of Experimental Music, which took place in Beirut in various locations between April 5-8.

ruptures haber + moumneh #1 + ruptures haber + moumneh #2

Track listing:
The Ex
Joelle Khoury
Harris Newman
The Ex

[Photos by Tanya Traboulsi]

MAZEN KERBAJ & FRANZ HAUTZINGER // Ruptured Session // 5 Apr 2010

Lebanese musician Mazen Kerbaj and Austrian musician Franz Hautzinger held an impromptu live session in the studios of Radio Lebanon, on the occasion of IRTIJAL Festival’s 10th anniversary.

Track listing:
Franz Hautzinger’s Oriental Space
Scrambled Eggs & Friends
The Ex
Tarek Atoui

[Photos by Tanya Traboulsi]

STÉPHANE RIVES // Ruptured Session #1 // 14 Dec 2009

STÉPHANE RIVES, musicien, ingénieur du son, organisateur de concerts en France, et contributeur régulier au Festival de Musique Improvisée Irtijal, en session live dans les studios de Radio Liban.

Ecouter: ruptures steph rives I + ruptures steph rives II

Track listing:
Anton Webern
Giacinto Scelsi
Morton Subotnick
Gérard Grisey
Ryoji Ikeda

[Photo de Youmna Habbouche]

SHARIF SEHNAOUI // Ruptured Session // 19 Oct 2009

Le guitariste-improvisateur libanais Sharif Sehnaoui, fondateur et organisateur du Festival de musique expérimentale Irtijal, producteur du label Al-Maslakh, en interview et mini-concert sur les ondes de Radio Liban 96.2FM, dans le cadre de Ruptures.

Ecouter: Sharif 1 + Sharif 2

Track listing:
Aaly Trio & Ken Vandermark
Scrambled Eggs feat. Joe Ghosn & Abdallah Ko
Scrambled Eggs

[Photos de Tanya Traboulsi]