Tarek Atoui - From ArchitectureFrom October 25 to November 22

 

Born in Lebanon in 1980, Atoui moved to France in 1998 where he studied economics and electroacoustic music. In 2008 he worked as artistic director at STEIM in Amsterdam, a centre for the research and development of new electronic musical instruments. Today Atoui is a sound artist and composer and is developing a permanent reflection on the concept of the instrument and the act of performance itself as a complex, open and dynamic process. He has also performed at the New Museum in New York (2009/2011); the Sharjah Biennial 9 and 11 in the United Arab Emirates (2009/2013); the dOCUMENTA 13 in Kassel (2012) and the 8th Berlin Bienniale (2014).

From Architecture is a series of performances replaying and reinventing the Fondation's sound identity. Together with four sound engineers/recordists, Tarek Atoui is completing a 'sound scan' of Frank Gehry's  structure, to capture its resonances and vibrations as well as the sounds it emits and receives from its environment. The result is a collection of fifty sound phenomena that will be the subject of compositions and live performances played by the artist and his guests. In addition to his two solos, Tarek Atoui will be joined for two performances by a quartet and a group of fifteen musicians from the international written and improvised music scene.





Opening hours from 3 November (outside school holidays)

Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 12 a.m to 7 p.m.

Friday late-night opening 12 a.m to 11 p.m.

Saturdays and Sundays 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Closed Tuesdays

Dates

- Saturday October 25, from 10:30 pm to midnight throughout the building

Le Dehors

Tarek Atoui with:

Sophie Agnel - FR - Cordophone

Burkhard Beins - DE – Percussion and Electronics

Jim Black - US - Drums

Gaspar Claus - FR - Cello

Axel Dörner - DE - Trumpet

Carl Ludwig Hübsch - DE - Tuba

Magda Mayas - DE - Prepared piano

Ikue Mori - JP/US - Electronics

Frédéric Nogray - FR - Crystal bowls and Electronics

Zeena Parkins - US - Harp

Stéphane Rives - FR - Saxophone

Keith Rowe - UK - Prepared guitar

Tomoko Sauvage - JP/FR - Porcelain vases, Electronics

Franck Vigroux - FR – Electronics

- Saturday November 1, at 3:00 pm – central terrace

L'inaudible

Tarek Atoui Solo

Duration 30 to 35 minutes

- Saturday November 22, at 7:30 pm – Auditorium

Quatre variations

Tarek Atoui with

Eric La Casa - FR

Frédéric Nogray - FR

Stéphane Rives - FR

Chris Watson - UK