la suite – serpentine gallery

Acclaimed Lebanese sound artist Tarek Atoui transports audiences through a lost world of Arabic culture with a trance-inducing, five-hour performance to launch Serpentine Gallery’s Memory Marathon

Friday 12th October 2012

For his Park Night, and opening event for Serpentine Gallery’s three-day Memory Marathon, which takes place during Frieze Art Fair Week, acclaimed Lebanese sound artist Tarek Atoui performs La Suite, a five-hour work inspired by classical Arab music. This Sharjah Art Foundation commission is presented by the Serpentine Gallery.

Exploring Tarab, both as a traditional form of music and an Arabic word to describe the emotional effect music has on the listener, Atoui has invited Mira Calix along with Zeena Perkins, Lukas Ligeti and other nternationally renowned musicians to join him on this project which was premiered at Pefroma in New York in 2011.

video teaser from Performa NY: