ELYSE TABET & SARAH HUNEIDI: SOUND PRODUCTION IN A TECTONIC ENVIRONMENT

ELYSE TABET & SARAH HUNEIDI : SOUND PRODUCTION IN A TECTONIC ENVIRONMENT

We who call Lebanon home have experienced rapid and drastic changes to our environment since October 2019.
Every few months, sometimes even every few weeks or days, we’ve found ourselves compelled to navigate uncanny territory – from the uprising, to the lockdown, to episodes of violence, mass displacement, and eventually, a near-total collapse of resources, including electricity.   
In lieu of this, we offer a conversation with some of Beirut’s experimental musicians about the overlap of space, context, and mental states in regards to their craft in a rapidly shifting environment.
To go along with reading, here is a mixtape from the artists (tracklist at the bottom).

MIXTAPE TRACKLIST

  • ANTHONY SAHYOUN – Heritage
  • AYA METWALLI – Knife in Knife out
  • SARAH HUNEIDI – At the tip of the tongue
  • JAD ATOUI – Alpha6
  • YARA ASMAR – It’s always October on Sunday
  • NOUR SOKHON – Rectification of the wretched
  • MOHAMAD SAFA – Sun
  • ELYSE TABET – Overhead dub#1 feat. Beirut Heritage sample pack
  • BANA HAFFAR- Blue like the sun
  • ZIAD MOUKARZEL – Dran thi
  • NP – Higgs field

Pic by Samir Amezian

Elyse Tabet works in audio-visual, combining recorded and synthesized sound and processing in daws and samplers to produce electronic music. Her sound focuses on textures and draws from noise pop, musique concrete, ambient, industrial, electronica, dub, and garage beats.

Sarah Huneidi is a writer and editor. She also experiments with digital visual and ambient sound production and editing In 2018, she co-founded Barakunan, an experimental publisher and media collective, where she acts as managing editor and content creator.