Tarek Atoui: DeafSpace and Making Musical Instruments

When: Mon., March 9, 7:30 p.m. 2015

Tarek Atoui is an electro-acoustic musician and artist born in Lebanon and based in Paris. His practice involves curating and organizing interventions, performances, and workshops that explore the history of instrumentation while launching into new methods of musical expression and production. Wielding custom-built electronic instruments and computers as tools, Atoui articulates contemporary social and political realities. As part of his residency at BAM/PFA, and for the show Matrix 258, Atoui will be expanding on one of his previous projects called WITHIN, in which he developed a sound program based on personal research on the way that sound is perceived by the hearing impaired. Now, he is co-teaching a seminar at UC Berkeley in which he and his students design and create instruments for the deaf. On March 9, as part of the Art, Technology and Culture Colloquium, Atoui will present that project and two others in a talk at the David Brower Center (2150 Allston Way, Berkeley). It will be a rare opportunity to hear from the fascinating artist, especially because his performance at the end of March is already sold out.

Sarah Burke

Price: Free

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