Ruptured Live // Munma & Fadi Tabbal + Maya Chami // Ono Hub

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 – 8.30 pm
at Onomatopoeia The Music Hub, Beirut

With
Munma: synths /electronics
Fadi Tabbal: electric guitar /electronics
Maya Chami: live visuals


ABOUT MUNMA

Jawad Nawfal is a pioneer of Lebanon’s electronic/dance scene. Starting out as a DJ and event promoter in the late 90’s, he eventually moved on to production and composition in the early 2000’s, forming live electronic duos Ae_Quo and AEX with Lebanese musician Victor Bresse. Nawfal created MUNMA in the aftermath of Israel’s war on Lebanon in the summer of 2006 — this solo project explores oriental harmonies and rhythmical patterns, with a strong reliance on sampled traditional musical beds and excerpts from politicians’ speeches and radio broadcasts. In 2012, Jawad started working with Lebanese writer and slam poet Mazen el-Sayed aka El Rass, and the two musicians released two well receivedalbums which explore the darker sides of rap, reconfiguring the genre to include elements of bass and electronica. In the following years, Nawfal collaborated with Belgian electronic producer Cedrik Fermont, and released 4 albums on his label Syrphe Records with different contributors.


ABOUT FADI TABBAL

Fadi Tabbal is a musician, producer and sound engineer, known for his numerous contributions to Beirut’s alternative music scene by way of the specialized studio he opened in 2006, Tunefork.

Tabbal’s work as an engineer at Tunefork has secured its reputation as one of the most prominent studios in Beirut; the majority of the city’s alternative acts have passed through its doors. Fadi is a member of several Lebanese bands, including rock groups The Incompetents and Bunny Tylers, as well as experimental trio Under the Carpet. He collaborates frequently with singer/songwriter Youmna Saba, folk bands Safar and Ramly, and is a guest player on albums by experimental duo Praed and folk singer Sandmoon, among others. As a solo artist, he has released three albums entitled “On the Rooftop Looking Up” (Self-released 2013), “Museum of Disappearing Buildings” (Self-released 2015) and “How’s Annie” (Ruptured, 2016).


ABOUT MAYA CHAMI

Maya Chami is a practitioner in graphic design and digital arts. She received a Bachelor of Science in graphic design from the Lebanese American University. In 2006, she was selected to participate in the UNESCO online masters module on art, design and technology.

In 2011 she completed a Masters degree in digital arts at Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London. She works in graphic design and digital arts on both commissioned and personal projects, and has participated in several design and digital arts events.


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Ruptured Live // MAYA CHAMI // Of Men, Champagne And Victory Aside

Ruptured presents
Of Men, Champagne and Victory Aside
Two live audio-visual presentations by Maya CHAMI

With music by Fadi TABBAL

Presentation #1
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On Sunday 16 December 2012, at 6.30pm
At ACT – Théâtre Monnot, Ashrafieh, Beirut
For information, call 01-202422 between 3&7pm [except Mondays]

Presentation #2
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On Thursday 20 December 2012, at 7.30pm
At Django Pub, Rue du Liban, Gemmayzeh
[Followed by DJ sets from Serge Yared & Ziad Nawfal]
For information, call 01-567535 or 03-157535


ABOUT THE PROJECT

“Of Men, Champagne and Victory Aside” consists of an audio-visual presentation, merging laptop-generated visuals and live music. It is a playful examination into the theme of the ‘victory sign’ in the Arab world, from the 1980’s to the present.
After examining archive material, endless possibilities of animating, overlaying and deconstructing of audio-visual clips are generated into a new moving image, liberated from the ‘flow’ of the media.
The outcome is a live audio-visual presentation based on a creation of remixed visuals and audio soundtracks.


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[This event is produced by AFAC, in collaboration with RUPTURED and TUNEFORK]

Ruptured Live // UNDER THE CARPET Launch Concert // Metro al Madina

UNDER THE CARPET is the trio of Paed CONCA (Switzerland), Stéphane RIVES (France) and Fadi TABBAL (Lebanon).

UNDER THE CARPET is a musical trio based in Beirut, formed in 2011 by Swiss musician Paed Conca, French musician Stéphane Rives, and Lebanese musician Fadi Tabbal.
PAED CONCA is an experienced and seasoned musician in the fields of experimental music, improvised music and electronica. He has also written music for theatre, dance, film productions and small ensembles, and has toured extensively in Europe, Russia, Japan and Lebanon, with a vast array of international musicians, for the past 20 years.
STÉPHANE RIVES comes from the world of free jazz and improvised music, and has contributed on a regular basis to Lebanon’s Festival of improvised music, Irtijal, since its inception in the year 2001. He has written music for theatre, dance and film, and has toured extensively in Europe.
FADI TABBAL is one of the most active musicians in Beirut’s alternative rock & pop scene, as a member of several groups and projects, and as the owner and sound engineer of the famed Tunefork Recording Studios.