Automobile

Joe Namy

This performance pays homage to the ever present instrument that defines Beirut’s sonic landscape yet defies definition: the synthesizer. This outdoor performance will explore the most popular way Beirut consumes the synth’s amplified grittiness, in cars. Using processed field recordings Automobile mines the lush soundtracks that score corniche kazduras after dark – machine music for waves and humans.

Date: 2013

Location: Corniche and Jisr El Wati, Beirut, Lebanon

Medium: Performance, Sound

Material: N/A

Section: Contemporary

Duration: Temporary

Tags:  Social Practice

Authorizations: N/A

Commissioner: Ashkal Alwan