Irtijal’17 – XVIIth International Festival of Experimental Music

Dates: April 5th – April 8th
Locations: Metro el Madina, Onomatopoeia the Music Hub, Ashkal Alwan, Dawawine, Yukunkun.

For its XVIIth edition, Irtijal is proud to present (among other highlights) the results of an electronic music workshop that took place in Beirut in December 2016, in collaboration with music networking platform Simsara and renowned Swedish electronic studio EMS, in parallel to Beirut & Beyond International Music Festival. The workshop invited musicians from Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq and Tunisia to collaborate with talented Swedish producers and engineers Mats Lindström and Daniel Araya, in the creation of customized electronic instruments for use in subsequent live and studio performances. Irtijal’17 will present individual performances by these musicians, as well as a collective ensemble performance led by Lebanese electronic authority Tarek Atoui, in one of his rare appearances in Lebanon.

Faithful to its tradition, Irtijal will present several collaborations between visiting musicians and various local talents, including Festival founders Mazen Kerbaj, Sharif Sehnaoui and Raed Yassin, rock musicians Marc Codsi, Tony Elieh, Kid Fourteen and Fadi Tabbal, electronic producers radiokvm and Ziad Moukarzel, and rising Lebanese post-rock band Kinematik. We are also very excited to present several performances by leading talents from Egypt’s thriving electronic and experimental scene, including Aya Metwalli, Zuli, Nur, Nadah el Shazly and Anwar Dabbour.

For the full schedule of concerts, please click here.