Apr 26, 2014 8:00pm
|Organized by:||CLUSTER (Cairo Lab for Urban Studies, Training and Environmental Research)
|Address:||Falaki Theatre, American University in Cairo, Downtown Campus, 24 Falaki St., Downtown Cairo, Egypt|
The starting point for this set are two early twentieth century Egyptian songs by Youssef El Manialawy. Khan has worked with classical arabic musicians (Oud, Qanoun, Violin and Riqq) and singers to lay down melodic patterns developed from the modes and transitions used in the original songs to produce a new re-articulation of these pieces. The multi-tracked structure is mixed and treated live in relation to improv on a feed-backing mixer.
Khan uses a battery of feedbacking mixers, filters, processors, laptop manipulation, virtual synthesizers and live mikes in tandem to pre-composed and recorded sections.
All the music is original and live, no samples or loops are used.
Part of "Footnotes to Hassan Khan". These programs have been co-organized by CLUSTER and the AUC Sharjah Art Gallery as part of AUC_LAB, in collaboration with D-CAF.
Hassan Khan (1975) is an artist, musician, and writer. Recent exhibitions include: The Unrest of Forms, Secession, Vienna, 2013; Hassan Khan, SALT, Istanbul, 2012; Documenta 13, Kassel, 2012; Intense Proximity, Paris Triennial, 2012; and The Ungovernables, New Museum Triennial, New Museum, New York, 2012. His first solo show was i am a hero / you are a hero in 1999 at the Gezira Art Center, Cairo. Most recently for the Nuit Blanche Festival Khan premiered Composition for a Public Park, a large-scale multichannel music and lights installation at the Parc du Belleville in Paris. Khan also regularly performs his own music live; recent appearances include: Klangzeit Festival, Munster; Maerz Musik Festival, Berlin 2013; Ghetto, Istanbul, 2013; Auditorium du Louvre, Paris 2012; Teatro Fondamenta Nuove, Venice, 2012; and as the opening act for the 1st D-CAF Festival, Cairo, 2012. His publications include The Agreement (2011) and Nine Lessons Learned from Sherif El Azma (2009). Khan lives and works in Cairo, Egypt.
*Footnotes to Hassan Khan: "The Artist as a Portrait of a Young Man" - Talk by Nida Ghouse