MazaJ Festival 2010

Festival Events

Festival Artists

Festival Credits



Main Events


Volatile Frequencies Conference
Thu 18 November from 9.30am at City University London, London


Volatile Frequencies Concert
Thu 18 November from 7.00pm at City University London, London


MazaJ Salon –
Recalibrating the Noise: is there a middle eastern sound art?

Sat 20 November from 5.30pm at Café Oto, London


Evening Concert at Café Oto
Sat 20 November from 8.00pm at Café Oto, London


Evening Concert at Café Oto
Sun 21 November from 7:00pm at Café Oto, London



Booking Information


Volatile Frequencies Conference: Free (Students) or £15 (inc. evening concert)


Volatile Frequencies Concert: £5


2 day MazaJ Festival pass:
£22 adv. only


Saturday MazaJ Salon: £5


Saturday MazaJ Concert:
£10 adv/£12 on the door


Sunday MazaJ Concert:
£10 adv/£12 on the door



Produced by


SAM (Sound and Music)
Zenith Foundation



Curated by


Zenith Foundation



Venue Partners


Cafe Oto
City University



Media Partner


The Wire



Supported by


LCACE (London Centre for Arts and Cultural Exchange)


Arts Council England



MazaJ Festival Artists



Seth Ayyaz

Seth Ayyaz (UK)

Ayyaz is a composer-performer whose work spans live electronics, free improvisation, noise and electroacoustics…Read More




Hassan Khan

Hassan Khan (Egypt)

In the late 90s Khan was heavily involved in Cairo’s alternative cultural scene and is considered a pioneer in both the fields of experimental music and video…Read More




Mahmoud Refat

Mahmoud Refat (Egypt)

Mahmoud Refat is a Cairo-based sound artist, musician and founder of the 100COPIES label, the 100LIVE Electronic Music Festival and the 100RADIO Station…Read More




Michael Zerang

Michael Zerang (USA)

Zerang currently performs with many innovative musicians including AACM co-founder Fred Anderson, Peter Brötzmann…Read More




Mazen Kerbaj

Mazen Kerbaj (Lebanon)

Kerbaj is one of the founders of the Lebanese free improvisation scene, both as a trumpet player…Read More





Mutamassik (Egypt/USA)

“Before the sounds of the Middle East became de rigueur sampling materials for hip-hop, Mutamassik was exploring…Read More




Sharif Sehnaoui

Sharif Sehnaoui (Lebanon)

In Lebanon, he actively contributed to the emergence of an unprecedented experimental music scene…Read More




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