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Moving sonically and poetically in dark times

Performance & Talk

9/12/23 7pm


RSVP below for this in person event. The proceeds from the tickets will go to ELSC (European Legal Support Centre). If you are unable to afford the ticket price email contact@mosaicrooms.org for a free ticket.

Creating a space for poetic reflection, sonic encounter and reverberation of positivity in dark times, Palestinian poet Farah Chamma and Brazilian music producer LIEV, otherwise known as chamæleon, will walk us through spoken word poetry and musical textures, diving into unknown depths, highlighting our search for belonging and taking us into an alternative universe where we contemplate our identities.

As a prelude to the performance Christina Hazboun (and Farah Chamma) will speak about the use of sounds and music as a counter-hegemonic tool in the Palestinian context, and reflecting on how a multitude of ways to “sound out”, “speak up” and “increase the volume” can bring attention to the underheard.

This event is an inclusive and reflective space, aiming to provide respite and care for the soul, as we carry on demanding freedom and justice for Palestine and all the oppressed.

Farah Chamma is a Palestinian poet and performer, Farah is known for her spoken-word performances in which she combines orality, acting, and live music. She currently lives and works in Brazil. Besides her native Arabic, she also writes and performs in English and French. She holds a master’s degree in Performance and Culture from Goldsmiths, University of London and a BA in Philosophy and Sociology from the Sorbonne in Paris.

LIEV is a multi-instrumentalist and electroorganic music producer based in Brazil. His research dives into the intersectionality between machine and human-made sounds. Within his body of work, everyday noises and the human voice – mostly in spoken-word pieces – are the raw materials that end up mixed with more complex machine and AI-generated sounds, birthing soundscapes and music that delve into the contemporary human experience. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Visual Arts from the Unesp Arts Institute and works in the space between these three fields: Visual Arts, Music and Technology.

Christina Hazboun is the founder of The Sonic Agent and an independent writer, researcher and curator exploring music in time, space and society. Her multifarious adventuring through music and sound manifest through an intersectional web of activities aimed at amplifying the voices of the underheard via texts, radio/audio, talks and live events. She dabbles with field-recordings and sounds, to preserve actual moments for posterity.

This event is presented by The Sonic Agent in collaboration with The Mosaic Rooms.

Images: Photo credit: Claudia Gschwend, Courtesy of Farah Chamma.



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