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

 

 

Sharif Sehnaoui
 

Sharif Sehnaoui (Lebanon)


 
Sharif Sehnaoui is a free improvising guitarist. He plays both electric & acoustic guitars, with or without extended and prepared techniques, focusing on expanding the intrinsic possibilities of these instruments without the use of effects or electronics. He resides in Beirut after more than a decade in Paris, where he started his career as an improviser in 1999, playing at Instants Chavirés where he was a member of several orchestras. In Lebanon, he actively contributed to the emergence of an unprecedented experimental music scene. In 2001, with Mazen Kerbaj he created the Irtijal Festival, which is currently the only improvised and new music festival in the Arab world. Irtijal has recently celebrated its XXth anniversary edition.
 
Sharif also runs several labels: ‘Al Maslakh’ devoted to “publish the un-publishable” on the Lebanese musical scene, ‘Johnny Kafta’s Kids Menu’ an Al Maslakh sub-label dedicated to rock oriented experimentations, and ‘Annihaya’ a label with a focus on sampling, recycling and revisiting various aspects of popular culture.
 
His main groups and projects include the “A” Trio (with Kerbaj & Raed Yassin), BAO (with Kerbaj & Charbel Haber), an acoustic guitar solo using exclusively percussion techniques, and Wormholes a duo with Kerbaj drawing live.
 
www.irtijal.org
 
 
Wormholes Project by Mazen Kerbaj & Sharif Sehnaoui, first performance, Beirut Art Centre, Lebanon, 2009.
 
 

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