Memories in Music II Life is Impossible without Forgetting
The electronic musician and electric bass player Tony Elieh sees in forgetting a chance to escape Beirut, the Lebanese city repeatedly exposed to destruction. In his sound installation designed for a concrete staircase of the Akademie building, he takes as his starting point the jingle announcing the news broadcasts in the Christian eastern part of Beirut during the civil war (1975-1990), reconstructed as the sum of acoustic memories in his circle of friends.
Tony Elieh: Life is Impossible without Forgetting (2021), six-channel sound installation
Realised as part of the “Weltoffenes Berlin” (Cosmopolitan Berlin) fellowship at the Akademie der Künste, Berlin, funded by the Berlin Senate