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UNCOLLECTABLE Insight

UNCOLLECTABLE’s creator, +Aziz, has shared with us some details on what to expect the night of the sound + art performances. Make sure to RSVP at Concierge@hotelparticulier.com, and start of summer with experiencing something new!

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UNCOLLECTABLE PROGRAM

SYNOPSIS

The program is built to reflect the thresholds of how sound and music can come together; it is not so much a critique of the music industry as much as it is an exploration of where sound and music meet, which consequently produces a ‘soft’ critique. In addition to adding sound components to all songs played, there are moments where music is nowhere to be found and the art of sound becomes the foreground.

The event strives to expand the compositional techniques of songwriting with sound elements inspired by two areas: 1) reinforcing ideas from the lyrics and 2) from the realms of the songwriting process: writing text, the imperative of having flawless breathing, relationship of voice to body,audience/public engagement and multimedia creation. The program is comprised of 4 movements.

LINE-UP

+Aziz – vocals, acoustic, electric guitar

Joshua Liebowitz – sound artist

Matthew Halley – Banjo, backing vocals

Sammi – lead guitar, oud

Seif Al-Din – keys, beats/hand percussion, sounds/samples

Jie-Song – freestyling, violin (founder of Nationless World)

KRUSSIA – beatboxing

SCHEDULE

MOVEMENT I: HANDS VOICE BODY – 25 minutes

Joshua and +A perform for 15 minutes, +A responds

with his body to Joshua’s manipulations | +A is joined

by his brother Sammi at intervals

Jie-Song freestyles, performs with beatboxer for 10

minutes | Ask people to move into the designated area

for the music video

MOVEMENT II: LIP SYNCH – 20 minutes

Prepare stage for shooting a music video where +A (day 1) and then

Matt (day 2) will sing to a backtrack | Behind him, lighters will be lit

by the audience instead of phones. This is meant to represent

passion/engagement as opposed to distraction/screen culture.

MOVEMENT III: PLAYLIST – 45 minutes

SOUND CHECK: BIDOUN | +A on electric, Sammi on lead guitar |

Each performer stands in different sides of the venue

SHOP TODAY | Phone sounds | +A on electric, Seif on hand

percussion, Sammi on lead guitar | Song starts with Matthew Halley,

KRUSSIA, Jie-Song calling each other standing with their phones at

different parts of the space. They start moving closer to the mic with their

phones ringing during the 2nd chorus (as I keep repeating ‘shop today’)

TA7T elSHAJAR: BELOW THE TREES | Bird sounds, the

track ends with Josh “interrupting” the song and +A will

switch from eloquent lyrics to linguistic gibberish | Start

the song with bird sounds, +A on electric, Jie-Song on violin, Seif on keys

and bird recordings (no beat or drums), Matt on backing vocals

UM elBANAT: MOM OF DAUGHTERS | video loops of

lyrics written, incense | CAPO on II | +A on acoustic

Matthew on Banjo, Seif on shakers, Sammi lights incense and walks

around the audience, show video of me writing a song on the walls in

loops

OILAH: FIRST SOUND | Typewriter, aquatic sounds,

audience sings | CAPO on I | +A on acoustic, Sammi on

oud, Jie-Song clapping, Seif on keys/beat/percussion, Matthew

on

Typewriter and back vox |

7ALAL: SLOW TO CHANGE | sound art, poetry, backwards

song | 1) Josh starts with Josh playing composition with 4 zones for me

to read a poem by Nadia Tawiny, 2) Seif starts playing the hand percussion

for Halal, 3) +A and Sammi come in on guitars

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  1. […] immersive and unfamiliar (and really fun). I mean, that’s what New York is for, right? Check below for a schedule of what to expect at the show (think awesome musicians, sound artists and beat boxing meshed with video and visuals). LEARN […]



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