Tarek Atoui. Courtesy of the artist.
Lebanese sound artist Tarek Atoui (b. 1980, Beirut, Lebanon) currently lives and works in Paris and focuses on sound art and electro-acoustic music. In 2006, he released his first solo album in the Mort Aux Vaches series for Staalplaat Records, and in 2008, he served as artistic director of the STEIM Studios in Amsterdam, a center for the research and development of new electronic musical instruments. Atoui is a sound artist who initiates multidisciplinary interventions, events, concerts and workshops in Europe and the Middle East, and specializes in creating computer tools for interdisciplinary projects and youth education. He has presented work internationally including the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York (2010); the Ninth Sharjah Biennial, United Arab Emirates (2009); La Maison Rouge, Paris (2010); the Mediacity Biennial, Seoul (2010), the Haus Der Kunst, Munich (2010) and the Salzburg Sommerszene festival (2011).