- From: April 25, 2017
- To: April 25, 2017
- Starting at: 12:00 AM
- Finishing at: 12:00 AM
Curator: Airan Berg
Artist: Tarek Atoui
Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th May 2017
Theatre, St James Cavalier, Valletta
For his solo, Atoui will be revisiting the electronic interfaces and software he developed on projects such as Un-drum and The Metastable Circuit and use them as polyphonic samplers and an improvisation tool. The sound material he will be manipulating comes from recordings and documents collected on projects such as Dahlem and the Reverse Sessions, Re-visiting Tarab, I/E, and will be articulated with purely digital materials synthetic sounds that will affect their spectral and timbral qualities.
A note by Airan Berg (Artistic Director)
The Cultural Programme of the Maltese EU Presidency is pleased to collaborate with the VIVA festival, an important young festival in the Maltese cultural landscape which is dedicated to contemporary art.
The Cultural Programme of the Presidency alternates between the representative and the alternative; cultural heritage and contemporary art; and between the local and the international.
For the joint collaboration with the VIVA festival we have agreed on a very special international artist, who will enrich the already-diverse program. Tarek Atoui is a very special artist. Born in Lebanon, by the Mediterranean Sea, he now lives in Paris. He is much more than a mere sound artist, as he works with listening both sound and people, and his unique talent makes him musical, visual, technical and at the same time very compassionate.
Tarek Atoui’s work teaches us to listen differently, which is a very important aspect for living together and perceiving the world around us. Additionally, the art of listening is also a very important trait for the Presidency, as we have to learn to listen to, and accommodate, the different voices shaping the future of the European Union.