Lectures and Panel Discussion

• Thu 03 10 2019 / 3 – 6:30 pm •
In Between Spaces Indie Idiosyncracies

Curated by THOMAS GLÄSSER in dialogue with SARAH EL MINIAWY


European enthusiasm for pop music and club sounds from the Middle East has remained unbroken for several years. In Between Spaces: Indie Idiosyncracies, a music and discussion event running several days, organized by musician and curator Thomas Gläßer in dialogue with Egyptian-Algerian producer and music manager arah El Miniaway, takes a closer look at processes of intermingling between Arabic and Western music that have surged in alternative music scenes of many Arab cities in the last decades.

In a series of lectures and a panel, the symposium addresses intra-musical questions as much as discussing local contexts, production conditions, political parameters and the reception of Arabic music in various European contexts.


15:00 Artist Talk Kamilya Jubran in conversation with Nadah El Shazly and Sarah El Miniawy

6:00 Collaborations beyond Cultures with Kamilya Jubran, Matthias Mainz, Joss Turnbull, Maurice Louca

17:15 pm Experimental Music in the Arab World - Contexts & Perspectives Talk with Sarah El Miniawy (Simsara), Kamila Metwaly (SAVVY Contemporary), Francis Gay (WDR), Tamer Abu Gazaleh (Lekhfa / eka3), Thomas Gläßer (ZAM Zentrum für Aktuelle Musik / Center for Contemporary Music)

Free admission
Language: English
Venue: Stadtgarten (Lounge), Venloer Str. 40, 50670 Cologne

A ZAM Center for Contemporary Music e.V. event in cooperation with the Academy of the Arts of the World and the European Center for Jazz and Contemporary Music at Stadtgarten.

In Between Spaces: Indie Idiosyncracies is part of the event series Global Diffusion - Musical Statements Cologne, supported by the city of Cologne.

In Between Spaces: Indie Idiosyncracies is presented by WDR Cosmo and Stadtrevue.

Funded by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, the Cultural Office of the City of Cologne and the Federal Agency for Civic Education/bpb.