Composer-performer spanning live electronics, free improvisation, noise, electroacoustics, and Arabic musics.

studio[at]sethayyaz.com

Batroun Concrète 0.0

Batroun Projects, Lebanon

 
The disused and derelict architecture of a smugglers house in Batroun, Lebanon was explored sonically. I made series of performances-to-microphone using objects and materials found in the space to activate it sonically, intervening to bring various properties into focus.

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the bird ghost at the zaouia

Seth Ayyaz, 'the birdghost at the zouia',

 
the bird ghost at the zaouia is a composed machine for listening that reconfigures the Islamic sonic-social. It is a mutating sonic body intended for loudspeaker diffusion that can be encountered as installation or in a discrete listening environment.

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Reed | Skin | Electric

 
An experiment in time travel and self annihilation. Explores the expansion and coalescence of these traditional sufi instruments as resonating objects. All sounds are derived from live sampling, and processed, steadily annihilated into abstraction.

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makharej | live

Seth Ayyaz, 'Makharej'

 
Literally makhraj means place of origination, or exit and this is taken as a cue to investigate the embodied nature of vocalisation.

Seth Ayyaz – live electronics and multi-channel diffusion
feat. Amira Ghazalla – voice and body

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bahr el dumu’ لبحرادمو (The Ocean of Tears)

Unit of Resistance

 
The structure is a circle, twisted into a figure of eight, folding back halfway to the beginning, giving the idea of two divergent paths. On the Unit of Resistance manifestation the track gets cleaved in two. The surface noise metaphor refers back to vinyl dub roots, but also to the difficulty of distinguishing the real message from all the flack and chatter that disrupts communication.

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those that fly / dar as salaam

Sonicity album

 
During the aerial bombardment of Baghdad four generations of women were trapped in an apartment. The first wave was an electronic storm, a blockade of communication devices. With only a radio making irregular contact, they strained to distinguish signal from noise.

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