The Tabadol Project at Ohio University

The Tabadol Project at Ohio University (http://www.tabadolproject.org/)
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
Three free events
(women artist’s names in caps)

Panel Discussion “Music on the Edge,” 5-6 PM & Concert 6:15 PM Thursday, February 15 (this is a new date and place due to bad weather)
Scripps Hall (http://www.ohiou.edu/athens/bldgs/scripps.html)

Performance and Technology Demonstration/Workshop
February 15, 9AM-Noon

Aesthetics Technology Lab (http://www.ohiou.edu/atlab/)
235 Putnam Hall (http://www.ohiou.edu/athens/bldgs/putnam.html)

Concert Thursday at 6:15 pm with the Lebanese musicians Raed Yassin (dbl. bass), CHRISTINE SEHNAOUI (alto sax), Mazen Kerbaj (trumpet and objects), Sharif Sehnaoui (e-guitar), Ziad El Ahmadie (oud), and the US musicians MARINA PETERSON (cello) and Gene Coleman (bass clarinet)

Panel Discussion Wednesday at 5-6 PM
“Music on the Edge”
Mazen Kerbaj
Sharif Sehnaoui
Raed Yassin
Josep Rota, Associate Provost for International Affairs, Ohio University
Terry Anderson, Former Professor of Journalism, former hostage
Loren Lybarger, Classics and World Religions, Ohio University
MARINA PETERSON, School of Interdisciplinary Arts, Ohio University

Aesthetics Technology Lab Performance and Technology Demonstration/Workshop Thursday 9AM-Noon with Raed Yassin (dbl. bass, video and electronics), CHRISTINE SEHNAOUI (alto sax), Mazen Kerbaj (trumpet, objects and electronics), Sharif Sehnaoui (e-guitar), Ziad El Ahmadie (oud) and the US musicians MARINA PETERSON (cello) and Gene Coleman (bass clarinet).

About the Film/Video symposium:
In addition to the musical activities of the Lebanese artists in the Tabadol Project, two of them are also involved in video and film work. It is not well known here in the US, but Beirut is an important center for film and video production in the middle east and this activity has generated a sub culture of film and video artists creating more personal and experimental work in addition to the commercials and entertainment programs they work on to make a living. Raed Yassin is a musician, performer and video artist living in Beirut and this program will show excerpts from his video works “Featuring Hind Rostrom” and “Antenna Sonata.” Mr. Yassin will speak about his work and the arts scene in Beirut , reflecting on how the violence of civil war has shaped him as an artist. The program will also include an introduction to the work of a number of Lebanese video and film artists by the Lebanese musician and media arts curator CHRISTINE SEHNAOUI. This will be an essential program for anyone interested to learn about the most recent developments in video and other media arts in Lebanon.

Soundfield’s Transonic + Crosswork series: THE TABADOL PROJECT

TABADOL is an Arabic word meaning “exchange.” The Tabadol Project brings together US composer and musician Gene Coleman with the Lebanese musicians and artists Raed Yassin, CHRISTINE SEHNAOUI, Mazen Kerbaj, Sharif Sehnaoui, and Ziad El Ahmadie.

From Feb. 14—28, 2007 they will work and perform with over 50 US musicians and artists in Chicago, Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore, Washington DC, and Ohio University. The project includes workshops, meetings, symposia and concerts that explore our globalized society through experimental music, dance and video.
The Tabadol Project is a production of Soundfield, NFP.

Major funding for the Tabadol Project is provided by The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State and The Kennedy Center in Washington DC.

NOTE: This project was actually going to take place in July 2006, but was stopped due to the war. For more information about the whole scope of the project, please see the Tabadol Web site: http://www.tabadolproject.org/

Concert Additional information: 740-593-4244
@Lab Additional information: 740-593-0631

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