Endangered Guitar at Irtijal Festival Beirut
This the 18th iteration of the Irtijal International festival of Experimental Music in Beirut, Lebanon. It is determined to boost and support free improvisation, free jazz, contemporary classical music, post-rock, experimental electronic music, sound-art as well as many other attempts to explore new and uncharted territories in sound. The festival has been going from a one-day festival in 2001 to 4-6 days since 2003; the number of concerts has grown from 4 to 20, while that of international guest artists from 5 to 30.
This year the festival will be on March 29/30, and April 5/6. I’ll play the Endangered Guitar on the 6th, including some of the programming routines of the Conflict Of Interest piece.
I wouldn’t have been able to go without support, which comes from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Howard Gilman Foundation, with Harvestworks as the fiscal sponsor.