Music and research methods expounded by Joe Namy aka El Iqaa on his residency at Art Dubai, a major if not the leading art fair in the Middle East. El Iqaa (Arabic for ‘provider of the beat‘) is an independent multimedia artist creating sample-based sonic collage that explores the musical history of his roots – based between Detroit / New York and Beirut Namy has released two albums as El Iqaa and was at Art Dubai as one of the AiR (artists in residence) programme. Here he speaks with sound artist and broadcaster Fari B at the Eavesdropper radio booth inside the Art Dubai fair. Eavesdropper/ Falgoosh Radio was created by sound artists Chris Weaver and Fari Bradley as an Art Dubai Project 2013, sponsored by the British Council.
Six Pillars arts media production consultancy is based in London specialising in Middle Eastern, mainly Iranian arts and culture, The research and outreach of Six Pillars stems from a radio show on arts-music station Resonance104.4FM. www.sixpillars.org
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