(Beirut Launch Event) Acoustic Cities: London and Beirut / by Institute for Global Prosperity

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Join us for the Lebanon launch of Acoustic Cities: London & Beirut this Thursday 25th April, 18:00 - 21:00, at the Sursock Museum, Beirut.

In a city in which noise can often be all-encompassing, how can we find ways to listen to things that are hidden, stories that are unheard, and forms of life at risk of disappearing?

This Thursday will see the first launch of a series of sound pieces that sound out the spatial traces of memories, cultures, and bodies ingrained into the physical fabric of two cities: Beirut and London. To mark this occasion, sound pieces will be played and performed on the Museum esplanade, and there will be a panel discussion with Joan Baz, Merijn Royaards, Youmna Saba, Mhamad Safa and Christabel Stirling, who will discuss their pieces. The event will be introduced by Sasha Ussef (Sursock Museum) and Professor Howayda Al-Harithy (RELIEF Centre).

Acoustic Cities: London & Beirut is a collection of works by artists and scholar from Lebanon and the UK. It is a collaboration between the Institute for Global Prosperity, University College London (UCL); the RELIEF Centre; Recomposing the City; Theatrum Mundi; and Optophono.

Full details and registration for the event on Facebook.