Crowdfunding campaign is now live on Indiegogo | Support UNCOLLECTABLE: A Pop-Up Sound Art Experience - http://ow.ly/kJrAQ
UNCOLLECTABLE | Here are 3 essays I edited alongside ArteEast on sound art and the role of soundscapes in contemporary culture; stay tuned for the Kickstarter campaign that will fund the performance component of the project!
We shot a video focusing on Ghazi Al-Mulaifi, an ethnomusicologist studying Kuwaiti pearl diving music at NYU | In addition to writing an essay for ArteEast’s UNCOLLECTABLE Spring 2013 issue, I’m collaborating with him on a sound art event; yes, he’s playing lead guitar | Keep an eye out for his essay “All the Men Died at Sea”.
I began collaborating with sound artist Joshua Liebowitz | His work manipulates live and recorded ‘stems’ to generate uniquely textured layers | We’ll be performing together mid-June @ UNCOLLECTABLE, so we began experimenting and jamming this weekend | Mixing/mastering of the record yet to be finalized
Feeling generous? I’m working alongside ArteEast to launch my first Kickstarter campaign next month. Donations will fund a pop-up sound art experience due to take place Hotel Particulier in SoHo. I met up with Elizabeth Woller this weekend to shoot the video. Here are some stills!
DAY 14 | Closer to the finish line is a hint of color… the spirit now gains an obese momentum. Coming to full-form with an album title, photography, crystalized audio mixes. Back-to-back weekend meetings, evening sessions, venue scouting trips, phone calls, lists, and lists of lists. When the finish line is without a date, its scent becomes a guiding light.
DAY 13 | ”سأعترف أنك إمرأة لانهائية ,صالحة للحياة و الموت, صالحة للحرب و السلام و الفصول الأربعة. و أنا رجل أنتهي عند كل ليلة ,أركض بين شقوق هذيانك كي أصل إلى نفسي.” علي حسن الفوّاز
DAY 13 | HAND PERCUSSION SESSIONS | MADE IN KUWAIT @ KARROUHAT STUDIO
with Dawoud Ali and Basil Al-Hadi