On the “Iceface Tuned Piano”

I recently translated a video by Hidekazu Wakabayashi (Japanese composer, sound artist, vocalist) into Arabic about his “Iceface Tuned Piano”. This project that Wakabayashi put together, along with the questions he raises through it, is very meaningful to me as a sound artist/composer. I am…

Reflections on a Lecture

This morning, I attended a lecture entitled “Composing in Flux” by Thai composer Anothai Nitibhon (currently serving as Vice President of Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music (http://www.pgvim.ac.th)). Her lecture explored the fluidity of the roles and responsibilities of a composer. She started by giving…

on (cautiously) returning to what it is I was running from

A few years ago, immediately after having an unusually busy season as an “oud player” in different music festivals and music-related residencies, I found myself tired of being labelled as an “oud player”. I don’t know what it was about that label in particular that…

Revisiting/Rediscovering Previous Processes

Over the past couple of months, I have been taking the time to reconsider my processes when it comes to writing and performing new music. In my previous postings on this website, I had posted some of the videos and recordings of my most recent…

Performance at the Sharjah Art Biennale

On May 10, I gave the closing performance as part of Tarek Atoui’s WITHIN sound project at the 2013 Sharjah Art Biennale. This performance came after my involvement in the TACET workshop and a workshop on sound archiving at the University of Sharjah (Khorfakkan Campus)…

Mayfest Sound Art Performance

On May 12, I performed a short experimental music/sound art set with Sunghyun Cho at Space O’NewWall’s Mayfest in Seoul. Here is an image followed by the recording.  

artificial: a collaborative sound art performance

On May 11, I performed in a collaborative sound art set with Sunghyun Cho at Ipo Alternative Art Space in Mullae-dong, Seoul, South Korea. Here’s an image followed by a recording of how the performance went.  

Pansori Lesson (for Foreigners) Number One

Earlier this evening, I participated in my first Pansori class. It was held at the National Theatre of Korea as part of an initiative to teach Korean music and dance to foreign residents. Since I am particularly interested in Korean traditional music, I decided to…