'Un-drum / strategies of surviving noise' is an intense and physical electronic sound performance composed; programmed, engineered, and performed by Lebanese artist Tarek Atoui. The performance, produced by the 'Sharjah Biennial 9' in 2009, will be performed at the archaeological site of Darat al Funun on Tuesday, October 6th, 2009 at 8 pm. The work draws upon the three days of arrest and torture the artist experienced during the July 2006 war on Lebanon, during which he permanently lost partial hearing in his left ear after receiving a beating to the head. ‘Un-drum / strategies of surviving noise’ draws parallels between attempts to break states of physical and psychological detention and siege and the collapsing of musical performance boundaries, laptop art and electronic music.
Un-drum / Strategies of Surviving Noise
Sound/Noise performance by Tarek Atoui
6 October 2009