Resident Advisor Igor Porte and Residents Christine Kazaryan and Ivan Macera performing as part of ‘Tarek Atoui: Cycles in 11’ Residency Programme at Arts Square. Sharjah Art Foundation, 2021


By Leyya Mona Tawil

Date: Monday, 29 November 2021
Timings: 8:00 pm–8:33 pm
Location: Al Hamriyah Studios

Leyya Mona Tawil will present a series of sound compositions that make use of Tarek Atoui’s beams and other instruments from the Cycles in 11 exhibition. With transactive choreography, voice and amplified objects sourced locally, these sound performances will be delivered through and around the transduced beams so as to be felt, heard and seen.

By Alan Affichard

Date: Monday, 29 November 2021
Timings: 8:40 pm–9:20 pm
Location: Al Hamriyah Studios

Micro-burst is a sound performance derived from research conducted via collected field recordings and the production of a new wind instrument during the residency.

By Jad Atoui and Anthony Sahyoun

Date: Tuesday, 30 November 2021
Timings: 8:00 pm–9:00 pm
Location: Arts Square
Arts Area, Al Shuweiheen

Following their workshop, Jad Atoui and Anthony Sahyoun will collaborate for a sound performance at Bait Obaid Al Shamsi. They will be using research conducted during the residency to deliver this performance. Their live performance encourages participants and the audience to intervene by playing some of the tools and instruments available on stage.

Desert Inhabitation
By Kristoffer Kjaerskov

Date: Monday, 13 December 2021
Timings: 6:00 pm–6:30 pm
Location: Arts Square
Arts Area, Al Shuweiheen

Desert Inhabitation is a sound performance that will merge and manipulate sound recordings from two environments. Working in and with the surrounding landscape, Kristoffer Kjaerskov will be developing a layered sound collage, which merges cultural and natural landscapes. Desert Inhabitation is a series of visual and audible recordings that explore concrete and poetic sound environments in a layered composition, and shifts between site-specific investigations and metaphorical gestures.

Lighthub Sharjah and Field Processing
By Boris Shershenkov

Date: Tuesday, 14 December 2021
Timings: 8:00 pm–9:20 pm
Location: Arts Square
Arts Area, Al Shuweiheen

Lighthub Sharjah is a performance based on Boris Shershenkov’s earlier workshop, which was structured in the form of a sound-walk. Presented next day, this piece will take the form of a cartographic sound piece that would create a three-dimensional light portrait of the areas and routes travelled during the workshop in unique sound pieces, allowing us to directly hear how the urban environment is changing under the assault of new technologies.

Field processing is a sound performance that recreates the soundscape of local technobiocenosis. In the modern technological landscape, we are surrounded by many different processes and phenomena that have sound temporality, but are inaccessible to our senses. These processes are especially noticeable in the urban environment, where their sources are the dwellers of technobiological ecosystems. Boris Shershenkov will be using his hidden sound recordings of the natural and industrial environment that will become part of an algorithmic multichannel composition within this performance.

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