Halim El-Dabh – Invocations

Recording of the concert from 20 March 2021 at Haus der Berliner Festspiele and SAVVY Contemporary

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Film still from “Halim El-Dabh – Invocations”

Halim El-Dabh – Invocations

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ROOM TWO: BEYOND A FRAGMENT. MEKTA IN THE ART OF KITA.

Live from Haus der Berliner Festspiele

World Premiere
Mena Mark Hanna, 2021, “For Halim”
A solo piece for voice written for Sofia Jernberg

Sofia Jernberg, 2015, “One Pitch: Birds for Distortion and Mouth Synthesizers”

Sofia Jernberg, 2021, “To Bathe Sore Hearts”

Film still from “Halim El-Dabh – Invocations”

Halim El-Dabh – Invocations

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ROOM TWO: BEYOND A FRAGMENT. MEKTA IN THE ART OF KITA.

Live from SAVVY Contemporary

Halim speaks

Dance Interlude
Lois Alexander, 2021, “Meditation in White Sounds Variation 2”

Panel 2: “Mekta in the Art of Kita”
Jessie Cox, Mena Mark Hanna and Magda Mayas in conversation with Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung

Visual Interlude
Ali Demirel: “Visual responses to the sonic compositions of Halim El-Dabh”, “Laiyla and the Poet”, 1959, "“Visitation No. 8” (3’20) and “Visitation No. 4” (4’06)

Film still from “Halim El-Dabh – Invocations”

Halim El-Dabh – Invocations

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ROOM TWO: BEYOND A FRAGMENT. MEKTA IN THE ART OF KITA.

Live from Haus der Berliner Festspiele

World Premiere
Ute Wassermann and Mazen Kerbaj, 2021, “Revisitations”

Film still from “Halim El-Dabh – Invocations”

Halim El-Dabh – Invocations

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ROOM THREE: BEYOND THE SCORE. UNTIMING TIME IN HALIM EL-DABH.

Live from SAVVY Contemporary

Dance Performance
Medhat Aldaabal, 2021, “Hulm Part 1”
With visuals of Ali M. Demirel

SAVVY team reads Halim El-Dabh

World Premiere
Jessie Cox with Wu Wei and Nicola Hein, 2021, “Sound Is Where Drums Meet”

Film still from “Halim El-Dabh – Invocations”

Halim El-Dabh – Invocations

© Berliner Festspiele / MaerzMusik

ROOM THREE: BEYOND THE SCORE. UNTIMING TIME IN HALIM EL-DABH.

Live from Haus der Berliner Festspiele

World Premiere
Jessica Ekomane, 2021, “Music Enriched by Traditions from the Depth of Time”

Film still from “Halim El-Dabh – Invocations”

Halim El-Dabh – Invocations

© Berliner Festspiele / MaerzMusik

ROOM THREE: BEYOND THE SCORE. UNTIMING TIME IN HALIM EL-DABH.

Live from SAVVY Contemporary

World Premiere
Magda Mayas, 2021, “Poetic Friction – Sounding Halim El-Dabh’s Piano Work”

Dance Interlude
Lois Alexander, 2021, “Meditation in White Sounds Variation 3”

Panel 3: “Beyond the Score. Untiming Time in Halim El-Dabh”
Ute Wassermann, Mazen Kerbaj and Sofia Jernberg in conversation with Kamila Metwaly

Dance Performance
Medhat Aldaabal, 2021, “Hulm Part 2”

Halim Speaks