WORMHOLES ELECTRIC Live at Metro Al Madina

Sharif Sehnaoui: Electric Guitar
Tony Elieh: Bass
Mazen Kerbaj: Live Drawing

Monday 30 July 2018
Doors open at 9:30 PM
Concert starts at 10 PM
Ticket: 25.000 L.L.
(20% student discount)

Wormholes is an ongoing audio-visual project by Mazen Kerbaj (inks and solvents) and Sharif Sehnaoui (acoustic guitar). It is performed live and in total improvisation mode.

The question of a music/drawing duo has been persistent since the early stages of Kerbaj and Sehanoui’s artistic relation – they play improvised music together since the late 90’s – but how to frame it?
In 2008, Kerbaj came up with a new system he had developed, that allows him to perform in a live setting. It consists of drawing on a glass table, using a wide array of ink, water, solvents, brushes and various unidentified objects. With this setting, both sound and visual elements are improvised and exist only during the timeframe of the performance. Nothing is permanent or even fixed, the lines have their own life, they are constantly modifying. As Sehnaoui can stop the sound of his guitar by muting the strings with his hand, Kerbaj can equally erase his entire drawing with one move. The possibilities for interaction have increased considerably.

Wormholes is an attempt to alter a specific segment within time and space, hoping to open a corridor between two artistic disciplines, allowing them to give each other meaning. It is in many ways the outcome of over 18 years of artistic collaboration and understanding.

Wormholes Electric is the newest evolution of this project with the notable addition of versatile bassist Tony Elieh, moving the project into a psychadelic noise rock electromagnetic field"

Tickets on sale at Metro & Librairie Antoine
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Poster design by Regina Semaan