The program “crossings” of this years club transmediale was dedicated to encounters and collaborations between musicians from the Middle East and Western Europe. In times of growing polarization and mutual paranoia, the importance of building cultural bridges of this sort increases. Opportunities for new insight and understanding also increase however, because the palpable urgency of critical times leads to a greater willingness for debate. … (ctm)
The point of departure for the performance together with the electronic musician, Tarek Atoui from Beirut is an as yet unpublished tape, by the 1999 prematurely deceased British musician, Bryn Jones aka Muslimgauze.