Special Project: Irtijal Lab in Beirut

A major workshop was delivered in Beirut in December 2016, in collaboration with Elektronmusikstudion and the long-standing Irtijal festival, in parallel to Beirut & Beyond International Music Festival. The workshop invited musicians from Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq and Tunisia to collaborate with talented Swedish producers and engineers Mats Lindström and Daniel Araya, in the creation of customized electronic instruments for use in subsequent live and studio performances.

In its XVIIth edition, Irtijal festival presented individual performances by these musicians, as well as a collective ensemble performance led by Lebanese electronic authority Tarek Atoui, in one of his rare appearances in Lebanon.

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