[iDC] Situated technologies and the current war

tobias c. van Veen tobias at techno.ca
Tue Aug 1 16:34:08 EDT 2006

This project, Soundtransit.nl, is interesting unto itself as a library or
database of in-situ sound recordings which allows the user to chart a kind
of airplane route from one location/recording to the next, and for being
open and interactive to anyone who wishes to contribute.

Now we are seeing the first of sonic recordings from Lebanon.

>From artist Derek Holzer :


Soundtransit.nl is proud to host Mazen Kerbaj's improvisation/field
recording "Starry Night (excerpt)", recorded on Mazen's Beruit balcony
during the first night of the Israeli assault on Lebanon.

"Starry Night (excerpt)":

"a minimalistic improvisation by:
mazen kerbaj / trumpet
the israeli air force / bombs

recorded by mazen kerbaj on the balcony of his flat in beirut,
on the night of 15th to 16th of july 2006."

Mazen Kerbaj was born in 1975 in Beirut and lived there since. His main
activities are comics, painting and music. After a lot of works for
different publishers and magazines, it is in March 2000 that he releases
some of his more personal works in his Journal 1999 (a dairy in comics
format). He self-published eight other books and many short stories since.

Mazen's blog currently contains writings, drawings and sounds created
under the threat of Israeli bombs in Lebanon:


Please share this material with anyone who might be interested in a
first-person account of what is happening right now in the Middle East.

best wishes,
Derek Holzer, Sara Kolster & Marc Boon

derek holzer ::: http://www.umatic.nl
---Oblique Strategy # 121:
"Mute and continue"

> <http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/5217484.stm>
> BBC. "Some people living in southern Lebanon have received voicemail from
> Israel, suggesting that they leave the area, according to the BBC. Calls,
> voicemails, and text messages are all in play."

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