He since started to return to Lebanon and to the Middle East where he has initiated and curated several types of multidisciplinary interventions and events such as concerts, workshops destined to artists, university students and teenagers over music, performative arts and technology. He is currently the co-artistic director of the Steim studios in Amsterdam where he develops several projects and plays with Michel Waisvisz, Dj Sniff, Raed Yassin and others on improvised electronic music duos. He will soon release his first solo album on the Staalplaat esteemed Mort Aux Vaches series and has played and performed at the TodaysArt Festival (the Hague), Club Transmediale (Berlin), Arborescence (Aix-en-Provence/ Marseille), Scopitone (Nantes), DEAF (Rotterdam)… The artistic work of Tarek Atoui also has social and political forms of engagement as he works with displaced communities of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon and does several forms of workshops and activities that consider electronic music and new technologies powerful tools of self expression and identity. His main project in this domain was the Empty Cans workshop that took place in summer 2007 in France, Holland, Lebanon and Egypt in partnership with the Today’s Art Festival, the Steim studios, the European Cultural Foundation and the Scopitone festival among others. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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