Alternative & experimental music from the Arab world in Sweden: event, residency and collaboration news
Two or the Dragon
Lebanese electro-acoustic noise
5 Sept 2017 | KROCH #7
Hout and Kobeissy grew up in the Beirut of the 1990’s (universally described at the time as “the biggest construction site in the world”), a city that was and still is haunted by a crude aural landscape and the violent sound of heavy machinery destroying what was left of the city, and contributing in the collective obliviousness of post-war Lebanon. The duo’s main incentive is to allow this aural memory to find its way into their work as composers and performers.
Following the release of their debut EP Prelude for the Triumphant Man, the duo land in Stockholm for a two-week residency at EMS Stockholm (Elektronmusikstudion) and a performance as part of a triple bill in the KROCH #7 music series at Pygméteatern, with further shows in Malmö, Gothenburg and Oslo to be announced soon.
Lekhfa: Maurice Louca, Maryam Saleh & Tamer Abu Ghazaleh
Following their January 2017 residency at Inter Arts Center in Malmö, in collaboration with Inkonst, where the trio worked with their musicians on developing the live rendendering of this album, they return to Sweden for a concert on Sunday 5 November at Fasching presented by Re:orient.
The album was just announced with the lead track Ekaa Maksour (rythm broken) ahead of its worldwide release on 22 Sept and touring in 2017/18.