Mazen Kerbaj
Fr, 08/10/2021, 19:30 Uhr
Echtzeitmusik / Improvisation / Konzert

biegungen presents: irtijal berlin 20/21

The International Festival for Experimental Music in Lebanon (and Berlin)
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biegungen presents: irtijal berlin 20/21
The International Festival for Experimental Music in Lebanon (and Berlin)
المهرجان الدولي للموسيقى التجريبية في لبنان )وبرلين(

OCTOBER 8, 9 & 10, 2021 at WABE
Three days of concerts, talks, exhibition, Dj set with: Christine Abdelnour, Rabih Beaini, Burkhard Beins, Tony Buck, Paed Conca, Axel Dörner, Tony Elieh, Ali Hout, Hatem Imam, JD Zazie, Mazen Kerbaj, Abed Kobeissy, Andrew Lafkas, Magda Mayas, Aya Metwalli, Andrea Parkins, Youmna Saba, Sharif Sehnaoui, Fadi Tabbal, Liz Tabet, Michael Thieke, Michael Vorfeld, Biliana Voutchkova, Ute Wassermann & Raed Yassin

‘Iritjal’ is the Arabic word for ‘improvisation’. Iritjal is also the name of the festival for contemporary and experimental music founded in 2001 in Beirut, the oldest music festival in Beirut and one of the longest-running festivals in post-war Lebanon. It took place every year, has grown steadily ever since, and established itself as the most important festival of experimental music in the Middle East. To mark its 20th anniversary, the Irtijal Festival is cooperating with the concert series biegungen im ausland. Essentially twelve musicians from Beirut and twelve musicians from Berlin take part in the festival, some of whom get to know each other anew and mostly form new groups. The festival extends over three days and will open on October 8 with an talk by Irtijal co-founder Mazen Kerbaj and biegungen curator Mathias Maschat. There are three different groups performing each evening, supplemented each day by a shorter solo set. In addition to the concerts, an exhibition designed by Hatem Imam on the occasion of 20 years of Irtijal can be seen in the foyer of the WABE.

Day 1 – 08.10.2021

Opening talk with Mazen Kerbaj and Mathias Maschat

  1. Praed Unplugged

    Raed Yassin – double bass

    Paed Conca – clarinet

  2. Four or the Dragon 
    Abed Kobeissy – buzuq
    Ali Hout – percussion

    Ute Wassermann – voice

    Andrea Parkins – accordion, electronics, objects 

  3. Fadi Tabbal – guitar

  4. Liz (Elyse) Tabet – electronics, modular synthesizer

    JD Zazie – turntables

    Axel Dörner – trumpet

    Michael Thieke – clarinet

doors 7:00 pm
concert starts 7:30 pm

Tickets: 9 € – ATTENTION: Limited capacity due to corona restrictions

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Supported by Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa
Supported by Musikfonds e. V. / Die Bundesbeauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien

Praed Unplugged

Raed Yassin, Kontrabass
Paed Conca, Klarinette

Four or the Dragon

Ali Hout, Perkussion
Ute Wassermann, Stimme
Andrea Parkins, Akkordeon, Elektronik, Objekte
Fadi Tabbal, Gitarre

Axel Dörner, Trompete
Michael Thieke, Klarinette

  • Bemerkungen zum Datum und Uhrzeit: Einlass 19:00, Konzertbeginn 19:30
  • Wabe
  • Danzigerstr. 101, Berlin
  • Ticketpreis: 9€