Khyam Allami. Photo: Johann Elssa
Do, 31/01/2019, 19:00 Uhr

CTM 2019: Khyam Allami, Rabih Beaini & Pouya Pour-Amin Ensemble

Konzert im Rahmen des CTM 2019 Festivals – Persistence

The Iraqi artist, musicologist, and Nawa label head Khyam Allami will premiere Kawalees: Part II. Wary of technology’s Western bias, Allami has been researching and developing Comma, a new plugin for Ableton Live that aims to open the DAW up to artists working with Middle Eastern musical traditions. Finding popular music software exclusive of much Arabic music, Allami focuses on Arabic microtonal modes, using Comma to enable a new pathway between Middle Eastern tonality and contemporary electronic performance. Rooted in Allami’s Comma software, Kawalees is one outcome of the his ongoing research on such cultural asymmetries, and his persistence to balance them.
Rabih Beaini and Pouya Pouramin premiere a new piece for electronics and small acoustic ensemble. Beaini, otherwise known as Morphosis, boasts plenty of experience in the techno and experimental/improv worlds, and Pour-Amin is a Tehran-based composer and multi-instrumentalist. The work makes its Berlin premiere after having debuted at the SETxCTM Festival in Tehran in July 2018. The collaboration is one of several new commissions that have been produced thanks to an ongong collaboration between CTM and Iran’s SET Experimental Art Festival.
The concert takes place as part of CTM Festival, which celebrates 20 years in 2019! Through a series of concerts, club nights, an exhibition, talks, and other formats presented from 25.1.–3.2.2019 at various Berlin venues, CTM 2019 invites both longtime and new artistic collaborators and partners to collectively consider the struggles that come with balancing continuity and changeability. In this spirit, this edition's theme of Persistence examines the aesthetic and societal potentials and pains of perseverance, and of its opposite – the transient and the provisional. It’s not only a fitting allegory for our 20th birthday, but also describes an attempt to consider what is worth being persistent about, and how.

  • Khyam Allami: »Kawalees: Pt II«

  • Rabih Beaini & Pouya Pour-Amin Ensemble

  • Dauer: 02:00h
  • HAU1
  • Stresemannstraße 29, Berlin