موسيقى تجريبية \ شمس اسمى \ عاصفة
"Sound in Palestine is affected by instantaneous elements. During the Intifada, the sonic experience was terrifying. A tank moving on a street would produce the feeling of an earthquake. The sounds made by these instruments of war relied heavily on momentary experiences, which gave a feeling of unpredictability as to what would happen next. I find the state of being in Palestine very similar to experimental sound production, as the latter is not independent, but rather unstable, broken, volatile, disturbing, and quite cacophonous, not unlike the sounds of war."
A year ago, Asma Ghanem began working on an experimental music project called Shams Asma, meaning both ‘Asma’s Sun’, and ‘Highest Sun’ in Arabic. The project was the direct result of her inability to pursue musical education as a child. Ghanem began recording different sounds – the sounds of machines, daily movements, silence, musical instruments, electronic sounds, etc, with an aim to criticise the transformation of lifestyles and the phenomenon of construction in Palestinian cities, focusing on the questions that arise around the audio-visual transformation of ugly, yet beautiful, independent yet occupied cities, as well as other contradictions.
Asifeh is a producer/MC from Palestine. Co-founder of the ex Ramallah Underground collective. His music consists of rap, electronics,
samples, hip-hop beats, and experimental material. His latest work is the Asifeh - Iradeh EP, which was released for free online download February 2012.
In this event he will be improvising with different bits of newly prepared samples and sounds.