Tarek Atoui

Tarek Atoui Visiting Tarab

SIR Stage 37 MAP

Organized by Lebanese artist Tarek Atoui, "Visiting Tarab" will incorporate elements of the world’s largest collection of Classical Arab music as interpreted by 16 musicians and sound artists ranging in expertise from hip hop to electronic and contemporary music. Atoui invited sixteen musicians and sound artists from different origins and practices to Beirut to explore the world’s largest and most extensive collection of Classical Arab music.

The result of this research will be the performance in New York City and will feature the artist as well as Anti-Pop Consortium, Uriel Barthelemi, Jonathan Butcher, Mira Calix,  DJ Spooky, Lukas Ligeti, Robert Lowe, Raz Mesinai, Zeena Parkins, Ikue Mori, Sara Parkins, Elliott Sharp,  Zafer Tawil and Georges Ziadeh.




A Performa Commission with The Sharjah Art Foundation. Supported by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, The Dedalus Foundation, Performa Producers Circle members Carla Chamas and Judi Roaman, and by Nayla Hadchiti and Hutham Olayan.