WHO KILLED BRUCE LEE // Ruptured Session // 28 Jan 2013

Lebanese rock quartet WHO KILLED BRUCE LEE (Wassim Bou Malham, guitar & vocals / Hassib Dergham, synths / Malek Rizkallah, drums / Pascal Sarkis, bass) were the guests of Ziad Nawfal’s weekly radio program Ruptures, for an interview and three exclusive live performances, to mark the release of their first, self-titled EP.

Listen: WKBL on Ruptures (part 1) + WKBL on Ruptures (part 2)


Track listing: 
WHO KILLED BRUCE LEE [live]
Metronomy
Eagles Of Death Metal
Queens Of The Stone Age
Who Killed Bruce Lee
WHO KILLED BRUCE LEE [live]
Tune-yards
Groundation
WHO KILLED BRUCE LEE [live]
Foals


[Photos by Tanya Traboulsi]

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Photo Album: The Ruptured Sessions, Vol.2 (Album Launch)

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, held two performances at Beirut Art Center:

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

Photos by Tanya Traboulsi [www.tanyatraboulsi.com]

UNTITLED TRACKS book publication

UNTITLED TRACKS: On Alternative Music in Beirut
Photographs by Tanya Traboulsi
Edited by Ziad Nawfal and Ghalya Saadawi
Design by Youmna Habbouche
Published by Amers Editions, Beirut, Lebanon

Untitled Tracks: On Alternative Music in Beirut is a collection of texts and photos which begins to chart the manifold, mutating and increasingly visible alternative musical landscapes in Beirut. Through a generous series of photographs taken from Tanya Traboulsi’s ongoing project Music is Life, as well as reflective texts on topics such as the melancholy sound of Soapkills, the politics and relevance of noise, and the interference of genres, this publication investigates the resonances of music and noise in the organized chaos and politics of everyday life.

Contributions by Serge Abiaad, Seth Ayyaz, Rayya Badran, Charbel Haber, Nizar Mroueh, Ziad Nawfal, Ghalya Saadawi, Walid Sadek and Kaelen Wilson-Goldie.

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The book can be purchased from the following retailers:

– LEBANON: Librairie Antoine, Beirut Art Center, Papercup, Librairie Al Burj, and Virgin Megastore, among others

– AUSTRIA: Substance Recordstore, Tongues

– FRANCE:  Seconde Nature (Aix-en-Provence), Librairie de l’IMA (Paris)

– The NETHERLANDS: Worm

ONLINE: Antoine Online (worldwide)

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SCRAMBLED EGGS // Ruptured Session #2 + TANYA TRABOULSI // Interview // 1 March 2010

Tanya Traboulsi, a regular fixture in the studios of Radio Lebanon as the official photographer of these live ‘Ruptured’ sessions, slipped behind the mike for the span of a few minutes, in order to present the book “UNTITLED TRACKS“, a book of photos (her own) and texts, edited by Ghalya Saadawi and yours truly, documenting Beirut’s alternative music scene.

As for Scrambled Eggs, they were the guests of ‘Ruptures’ that night to highlight their contribution to both the launch event for said book, and the ‘Prelude to Irtijal‘ mini-festival taking place on March 10&11.

Listen: Traboulsi & The Eggs part 1 + Traboulsi & The Eggs part 2


Track listing:
Munma
Tarek Atoui
Lumi
Omar Rodriguez
The French Kicks
Beethoven
Liars
Fly Pan Am
Tool
Nirvana
Jim O’Rourke
Christian Wolff


[Photo by Tanya Traboulsi]

EILEEN KHATCHADOURIAN // Interview // 8 Dec 2008

Le Lundi 8 Décembre, la chanteuse libanaise d’origine arménienne EILEEN KHATCHADOURIAN était l’invitée de l’émission ‘Ruptures Zoom Sur’, sur les ondes de Radio Liban 96.2FM.

Elle présente son nouveau disque, MIDAN, un mélange de rock alternatif et de chanson traditionnelle Arménienne, en compagnie de son guitariste et co-producteur, MIRAN GURUNIAN.

Ecouter: 
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Track listing:
Eileen Khatchadourian *3
Siouxsie
Eileen Khatchadourian
White Stripes
Arctic Monkeys
Eileen Khatchadourian
Urga
Eileen Khatchadourian *2


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