The mighty Constellation Records has, at it's heart, a recording studio co-owned and operated by Lebanese-born producer and engineer Radwan Ghazi Moumneh. Jerusalem In My Heart is his current musical outlet and takes the form of an audio-visual duo of Radwan carrying musical duties (vocals, buzuk and electronics) and Montreal filmmaker Charles-André Coderre projecting hand-made visuals using analog 16mm film & 35mm slides on multiple site-specific screen installations. Making use of traditional Levantine instruments from Syria and Lebanon, Moumneh meshes them with 21st-century influences and exploratory production techniques, "putting them in a current, 'new music' context", as he says.
JIMH has always been an immersive sonic and visual live experience; on the musical side, an evolving effort to forge a modern experimental Arabic music that weds melismatic singing in classical Arabic modes to electronic compositions with a punk-rock production sensibility.
“Jerusalem In My Heart’s record is a reflection of much care and patience in the face of this fretful age of the cheap and easy... This album has a mature and unbridled energy that defies classification, and I cannot recommend it enough.” – Nayt Keane, A Closer Listen
Support from French-Swedish musician, composer and sound artist Johanna Bramli blends found sounds, drones, DIY noise devices, and harmonised vocals to create melodic, dreamy yet haunting soundscapes. She uses textural sounds with a melodic sensibility that sets the scene for a cinematic experience.
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