live performance piece commissioned by Tarek Atoui for Sharjah Art Foundation (Sharjah, U.A.E.) , PERFORMA (New York, U.S.), La Nuit Blanche (Paris. Fr.), and Serpentine Gallery I London, U.K. (2011-12).
Organized by Lebanese artist Tarek Atoui, « Visiting Tarab » incorporate elements of the world’s largest collection of Classical Arab music as interpreted by 12 to 22 musicians and sound artists ranging in expertise from hip hop to electronic and contemporary music. Atoui invited these musicians and sound artists from different origins and practices to Beirut to explore the collection in order to realize one composition each, creating a 5 hour performance inspired by the structure and rules of “Tarab”.
Performers : Tarek Atoui, Anti-Pop Consortium, Uriel Barthélémi, John Butcher, DJ Spooky, Lukas Ligeti, Robert Lowe (Lichens), Raz Mesinai, Ikue Mori, Sara Parkins, Zeena Parkins, Elliott Sharp, Zafer Tawil, Kazuyuki Kishino (KK Null), Sam Shalabi, Hassan Khan, Mira Callix, Raed Yassin, Roberto Rodriguez, Takuro Mizuta Lippit (dj sniff), Ghassan Sahhab, Joss Turnbull, Mohammed Antar, Mustafa Said, Susie Ibarra.