Posts Tagged ‘Tarek Atoui’

Charbel Haber (Scrambled Eggs) & Joseph Ghosn (Discipline) – recording session in Tunefork Studio, Beirut (June 2011) / photos by Ziad Nawfal

The Imaginary Soundscapes (Frédéric Nogray & Stéphane Rives) – performing at Beirut Art Center, June 2011 / photos by Tanya Traboulsi

Dj Spooky – performing at EM Chill, Beirut, August 2011 / photo by Tanya Traboulsi

UNDER THE CARPET (Paed Conca, Stéphane Rives, Fadi Tabbal) + MUNMA (Jawad Nawfal) + OkyDoky + Tarek Atoui – performing at Beirut Art Center, for the launch of The Ruptured Sessions #4, August 2011 / photos by Tanya Traboulsi


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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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Young Lebanese electronics musician Jad Atoui was quite busy in the months leading to this radio interview: he held his first live performance in Beirut, alongside Munma, at Art Lounge in September 2010, followed by a second gig during The Basement’s farewell concerts in January 2011,  and culminating in an obnoxiously brilliant event at Hamra’s Jazz Club later that same month, organized by Acousmatik System; there, the 17-year old played alongside such luminaries as Belgium’s Kirdec and Singapore’s One Man Nation.

Jad Atoui, the brother of phenomenal electro-acoustic musician Tarek Atoui, was the guest of Ruptures to talk about his burgeoning career in electronic music, and to present his own live compositions.

Due to a freak technical incident, we are not presently able to relay the details of the interview, as none of the audio was properly preserved. Luckily, however, Atoui’s three live performances were recorded on a different set of channels, and can be listened to by clicking the links below:

Performance #1: Jad Atoui (live 1)

Performance #2: Jad Atoui (live 2)

Performance #3: Jad Atoui (live 3)

[Photos by Tanya Traboulsi]

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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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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.



Audio 1: Sharif Sehnaoui: To Badly

Audio 2: Stephane Rives: Islets Of Memories – Anything But Sax



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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