Jerusalem In My Heart to curate a segment of Le Guess Who? Festival; further European tour dates announce

8 Oct

(Photo credit: Melanie Marsman)

Experimental Arabic/electro-acoustic audio-visual project Jerusalem In My Heart will embark upon an extensive European tour this October and November, sharing multiple dates with Parisian group Oiseaux-Tempête and culminating in a performance at Utrecht’s Le Guess Who? festival, for which Jerusalem In My Heart is a guest co-curator this year.

Watch the tour trailer by Charles-André Coderre

Previously limiting itself to site-specific, one-of-a-kind, personnel-intensive and often theatrically-informed multi-media performances in its dual hometowns of Montréal and Beirut for almost a decade, Jerusalem In My Heart was reconceived as a more intimate, narrative and repeatable project following the release of its stunning and critically lauded debut album “Mo7it Al-Mo7it” in 2013. By the following year, JIMH had been distilled into a touring duo, with founder and musician/composer/producer Radwan Ghazi Moumneh on vocals, buzuk and electronics joined by filmmaker Charles-André Coderre, who manipulates 16mm film works on multiple projectors in concert. They toured extensively behind the acclaimed 2015 sophomore release “If He Dies, If If If If If If”, with the album making multiple year-end lists at The Quietus, A Closer Listen and The Wire, who called it “a sobering meditation on social and socioeconomic turmoil from the Middle East and beyond”.

Stream”A Granular Buzuk” on Soundcloud

Utrecht’s Le Guess Who? festival invited Jerusalem In My Heart to co-curate the line-up of the event’s 11th edition this year (alongside Shabazz Palaces, Grouper, Perfume Genius, Han Bennink, Basilica Soundscape and James Holden), with JIMH delivering an astounding program of singular artists: Abdel Karim Shaar, Linda Sharrock, Farida, Alanis Obomsawin, Nadah El Shazly, Matana Roberts, Dedekind Cut, Oiseaux-Tempête, Klein, Toukadime, and Moor Mother. Moumneh will also be joining Alanis Obomsawin onstage for an integral performance of her 1985 album “Bush Lady”. And Coderre will present the world premiere of his new film “Granular Shadow” as part of the festival’s cinema program. Le Guess Who? festival details available here.

Jerusalem In My Heart Autumn 2017 European Tour
* = with Oiseaux-Tempête

18.10.17 Roche sur Yon, FR – Fuzz Yon*
19.10.17 Orléans, FR – L’Astrolabe*
21.10.17 Marseille, FR – Razzle*
24.10.17 Roma, IT – Monk
25.10.17 Napoli, IT – S.Maria della Misericordia ai Vergini
26.10.17 Bologna, IT – Locomotiv
27.10.17 Lyon, FR – Sonic
28.10.17 Paris, FR – FGO Barbara*
29.10.17 Gent, BE – Trefpunt
31.10.17 Karlsruhe, DE – Halloween Dudefest
01.11.17 Berlin, DE – Urban Spree*
02.11.17 Poznan, PL – LAS
03.11.17 Krakow, PL – Club Re
04.11.17 Warsaw, PL – Grizzly Bar
05.11.17 Brno, CZ – Kabinet Muz
07.11.17 Ljubljana, SI – Kino Saskia
08.11.17 Tubingen, DE – ShedHalle
09.11.17 Utrecht, NL – Le Guess Who? Festival*
13.11.17 Brussels, BE – Magasin 4*

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