Images of the ‘new middle East’

Thursday, July 23, 2009 16:42

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Date: August 9 2009, Location Beiteddine Festival, Bierut, Lebanon.
“images of the ‘new middle east’ ” is a commission by international artist and composer Guy Manoukian for an upcoming concert in Beiteddine, Lebanon. Beiteddine Festival is one of the oldest and finest festivals in the Middle East and is held in a 200-year-old palace in Beiteddine, built by emir Bashir Shihab in a little town 45 kilometers south-east of Beirut. The project is to create visuals, edited footage, and algorithmic animations to respond to the music of Guy Manoukian. His music represents fusion of eastern and western instruments, traditional and electronic, seeking to modernize sounds of the Middle East. Manoukian and his 65 person orchestra will be accompanied by the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra and Special Guest Mario Reyes from the Gypsy Kings Family.
The project is done in collaboration with Daniel Hai, and Cem Adiyaman.

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