Posts Tagged ‘Tarek Atoui’

New York-based musician Robert Lowe, aka LICHENS, was in Beirut for a few days on the occasion of the Visiting Tarab project, a musical research initiative organized by electronic musician Tarek Atoui and Oriental music specialist Kamal Kassar.

Ruptures was fortunate enough to catch Robert and Tarek on an all-too-rare night off, and the two men hopped over to the studios of Radio Lebanon for an interview and an absolutely enchanting live performance from Lichens.

Audio links: Ruptures w/ Lichens (part 1) + Ruptures w/ Lichens (part 2)

[Photos by Tanya Traboulsi]

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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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Swiss/Italian musician PAED CONCA was the guest of Ruptures for an interview + exclusive live performance. He presented an overview on his solo work, as well as his collaborations with Lebanese musicians Raed Yassin (as PRAED) and Tarek Atoui.

To listenPaed Conca 1 + Paed Conca 2

Track listing: P. Conca, C. Zaven, A. Dorner, S. Meyer (live in Irtijal) / P. Conca, T. Atoui, U. Barthelemy (Tunefork sessions) / Syg Baas / Paed Conca / Bushwac / PRAED

More: www.paed.ch

Photos: Tanya Traboulsi  www.tanyatraboulsi.com

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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]

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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

<< 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.



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


[Design by Youmna Habbouche]

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Basel Abbas (formerly with Palestinian hiphop & electronics trio Ramallah Underground) and his colleague Ruanne Abou Rahme, were interviewed by Ziad Nawfal and musician Tarek Atoui on the occasion of the 5th Home Works Cultural Forum, where Basel and Ruanne (aka Tashweesh) were presenting their sound installation “Contingency”.

Listen to the interview and Basel’s impromptu live performance in the studios of Radio Lebanon, by clicking on the links below:

Audio links: Basel Abbas part 1 + Basel Abbas part 2

Playlist: Basel Abbas / Ramallah Underground / Tashweesh / Kronos Quartet


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Le musicien d’electro-acoustique Tarek Atoui, en interview et performance live sur Ruptures 96.2FM.

Liens audio: Tarek Atoui part 1 + Tarek Atoui part 2

Playlist: John Oswald / Tarek Atoui – Undrum #1 / Tarek Atoui – Undrum #2 / Tarek Atoui – Undrum #3

A propos de Tarek Atoui: http://tarekatoui.com/ + http://www.myspace.com/tarekatoui

[Photos de Tanya Traboulsi]

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Improv musicians Mazen Kerbaj (Lebanon) and Franz Hautzinger (Austria) held an impromptu live session in the studios of Radio Lebanon, on the occasion of the IRTIJAL Festival’s 10th anniversary.

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

Audio links: Ruptures Irtijal 10th Edition

Find out more: http://www.kerbaj.com/ + http://www.franzhautzinger.com/

[Photos by Tanya Traboulsi]

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Le musicien d’électro-acoustique libanais Tarek Atoui, en interview et en performance live dans les studios de Radio Liban.

Liens audio:

Tarek Atoui 1 + Tarek Atoui 2

[Photos par Tanya Traboulsi]

Tarek 1

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