Memories in Music II Life is Impossible without Forgetting

Sound Installation

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

Friday, 6 Aug 2021

6 pm – 8 pm


Opening, sound installation by Tony Elieh

Free admission

7 – 8 Aug Installations
Opening hours:
Sat 7 Aug 2021, 4 – 8 pm
Sun 8 Aug 2021, 12 – 6 pm

€ 5/3 (Five varied audio-visual installations and one live performance)