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Tarek Atoui

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Tarek Atoui was born in Lebanon in 1980.
He moved to France in 1998 and studied contemporary and electronic music at the French National Conservatoire of Reims. He is an electro-acoustic musician although he works primarily digitally, creating a uniquely abstract sound world with his experimental approach.
Using his own programs done through MAX/MSP, he makes sound scapes, often with beats, subject to breaks and asymmetries where he builds dedicated applications for each musical composition and gives a great attention to having an expressive, dynamic and intense performativity when it comes to playing in live.

In Paris he co-founded the Asa Djinnia Collective in 2004 with Uriel Barthelemi involved in organizing and presenting creative and artistic events, and began working with the Puce Muse studios and IRCAM, along with several theatrical and dance companies…
He since started to return to Lebanon and to the Middle East where he has initiated and curated several types of multidisciplinary interventions and events such as concerts, workshops destined to artists, university students and teenagers over music, performative arts and technology.

He is currently the co-artistic director of the Steim studios in Amsterdam where he develops several projects and plays with Michel Waisvisz, Dj Sniff, Raed Yassin and others on improvised electronic music duos. He will soon release his first solo album on the Staalplaat esteemed Mort Aux Vaches series and has played and performed at the TodaysArt Festival (the Hague), Club Transmediale (Berlin), Arborescence (Aix-en-Provence/ Marseille), Scopitone (Nantes), DEAF (Rotterdam)…

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