|Remains in the Medium of Time|
[photo/installation, 2010 -ongoing]
|Najwa Karam #Ya Habayeb #1989 #label: relax|
نشر(2011. Namy explores these issues through quotes and cuts from specific definitive samples (ranging from Abdel Halim Hafez to Pierre Boulez, Amiri Baraka to Trisha Donnelly + much more). The splices in these albums are mixed with original recorded sounds to create a dialogue between the past and the future, in hopes of trying to make sense of the present, and grapple with issues around language and translation, memory, movement, electricity ( as an energy resource) and appropriation.
Namy also hosts a sporadically frequent radio program Electric Kahraba on artonair.org. You can check more of his sounds and other exploratory projects, often exploring the musical history of his roots, at www.olivetones.com
To listen tune into 104.4FM on your transistor dial if you're one of London's millions of inhabitants, or listen online www.resonancefm.com