Beirut 20/21 presents a music production scene in its own image, with Khyam Allami

In a time of crisis atop crisis, we’ve followed the diverse musical voices of Beirut artists as they found a way to keep making music. Here, as part of a larger project and assembled by musician and tuning champion Khyam Allami, is a sampling of music from this past year.

Escaping tuning’s restrictive default setting – a conversation with Khyam Allami

This year has kicked off with a renewed conversation about tuning in electronic music. Khyam Allami has helped ignite that interest with free online browser tools anyone can explore, plus performances showcasing them – and has been outspoken about the philosophy behind them and why they matter. Here’s a deep dive into that work.

Peter Kirn - March 8, 2021

The Sacred Rage, an all-star compilation for Beirut, as Lebanese fundraisers find an audience

When words fail, perhaps there is music. Morphine Records dropped its compilation The Sacred Rage last night, a profoundly personal LP. And even with a storm of crises the world over, these projects find receptive music lovers. On this moment, and the music it is assembling:

Peter Kirn - August 12, 2020

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