Bethlehem-founded international sound platform Radio AlHara is celebrating their collective involvement in CTM Festival with a don’t-miss program today of adventurous sonic exploration and talk. Tune in (live or we’ll add archives as available)! No FOMO, because you just don’t MO.
Khyam you’ll definitely want to catch live as this archive won’t be shared/repeated.
And this includes one exciting premiere – 3Phaz (pictured at top), the mysterious and brain-blowing Egyptian producer. Plus, you know, circuit-bend Game Boy and SuperCollider from Beirut, that always creates a disturbance in the Force that I can feel…
Radio AlHara has a number of artists on the CTM Festival program
Here’s the schedule. All times CET – subtract six hours for NYC, nine hours for LA, etc.
Algorithmic Politics of Listening
A podcast that explores the topics of synthetic voice, machine listening, data-driven governance of (and on) sound by Neapolitan artist SEC_
A mix of two machine learning experiments exploring “rhythmicity”
Supercollider improv jam using self-made “Currency Exchange” synthesizer, audio recordings and circuit-bent gameboy.
A series of conversations between sound artists and researchers David Toop, Steve Beresford, Salome Voegelin and Dirar Kalash. Recorded at ICA London as part of Radio AlHara residency at Frames of Representation film festival in 2022.
Live performance at Morphine Raum Berlin.
KTP collection. Live explorations into Katopia — First chapter. [Don’t know what that one means, either, let’s find out]
3Phaz: Ends Meet (Album Premiere)
A recorded live performance by the Lebanese sound artist for Recordat Berlin.
Recordat: Sonic Hinterlands
A recorded sonic performance by Ibrahim Owais and Basel Naouri at Museo delle Civiltà in Roma 2022 for NERO editions.
Here’s more background on the Radio AlHara project, which has been amazing at introducing Palestinian artists, folks from across the southwest Asian region and diaspora, and the increasingly interconnected international scene they play in and inspire. They’ve been a source of togetherness in tough times on planet Earth. That has gotten notice of some big press (Al Jazeera you’ve probably heard of):
RADIO ALHARA: THE ONLINE RADIO STATION CONNECTING THE ARAB WORLD DURING LOCKDOWN [Mixmag]
Palestine underground: A new face for local radio [Al Jazeera English]
A SONIC LIBERATION FRONT FROM PALESTINE WITH RADIO ALHARA [The Funambulist]
And I’m really excited to catch up with more of what Rhea is doing as well as 3Phaz, among others here. Check the 2020 outing by 3Phaz, too, if you don’t know it:
Older one from Rhea:
And previous CTM Festival with Khyam:
We visited Dirar before, too – who I hear has benefited from everyone’s support, thanks: