Revisiting Tarab, Sharjah UAE

March 19th, 2012 8:15 pm 
Calligraphy Square, Heritage Area, Heart of Sharjah Calligraphy Square, Heritage Area, Heart of Sharjah

STEIM’s former Artistic Co-Director Tarek Atoui completes his monstrous project “Revisiting Tareb” commissioned by The Sharjah Art Foundation and PERFORMA 11. For the this 2nd installment in Sharjah, UAE, STEIM’s Takuro Mizuta Lippit will join the line-up along with Anti-Pop Consortium, John Butcher, Zeena Parkins and many others. Lippit will also stay on to teach a 3 day experimental sound workshop at the American University of Sharjah.

Description from the Sharjah Art Foundation website:

Lebanese sound artist Tarek Atoui returns to Sharjah to present the Middle East premiere of Revisiting Tarab, an evening of performances inspired by classical Arab music. Revisiting Tarab will incorporate elements of the world’s largest collection of Classical Arab music as interpreted by a range of musicians and sound artists. Owned by Lebanese collector Kamal Kassar the collection is comprised of old 78 rpm shellac discs and studio tapes dating between 1903 and 1950, largely covering the Arab renaissance period that began in the early 19th century. Produced by Sharjah Art Foundation, this performance follows last autumn’s New York premiere of Atoui’s Visiting Tarab as a Performa Commission with the Sharjah Art Foundation. Conceived as a series of performances the audience is welcome any time between 8:15pm and 2:00am.

Conceived and proposed by Tarek Atoui, performers include Tarek Atoui as well as Anti-Pop Consortium (Kyle Austin, Earl Blaize, M Sayyid), Uriel Barthelemi, John Butcher, Lukas Ligeti, Robert Lowe, Raz Mesinai, Ikue Mori, Susie Ibarra, Zeena Parkins, Mustafa Said, Elliott Sharp, Roberto Rodriguez, Kazuyuki Kishino, Takuro Mizuta Lippit (dj sniff), Ghassan Sahhab, Joss Turnbull, Mohammed Antar, Sara Parkins and Raed Yassin.