Born in Lebanon in 1980, Tarek Atoui moved to France in 1998 where he studied economics and electroacoustic music. In 2008 he worked as artistic director at Steim in Amsterdam, a centre for the research and development of new electronic musical instruments. Today Atoui is a sound artist and composer and is developing a permanent reflection on the concept of the instrument and the act of performance itself as a complex, open and dynamic process. He has also performed at the New Museum in New York (2009/2011); the Sharjah Biennial 9 and 11 in the United Arab Emirates (2009/2013); the dOCUMENTA 13 in Kassel (2012), the 8th Berlin Biennial (2014) and the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris (2014/2015).
Reversing the order in which instruments are usually created, Tarek Atoui took the sounds of a collection of ethnic musical instruments as a starting point for “The Reverse Sessions.” The artist u...
The Depth and the Ply
19 Feb–20 Feb 2016
Les Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers, Paris
To be human is to enter into a game of ends and means. This game is not a natural game. Animals do not play it. It is the game through which humans construct themselves as well as their environment. I...
Audio Research Program
La Suite (excerpt)
His home, Paris