Wake Island at the Phi Center: multidimensional!

Interview by Alain Brunet
Genres and styles : Arabic / Avant-Pop / Electro-Arabic

Additional Information

For an Arab, what is the experience of immigration to North America? Lebanese-Montreal avant-pop duo Wake Island explore this question in a vast 3-part artistic intervention, scheduled to take place at Centre Phi. It’s a sort of triptych, consisting of an immersive live performance with Radwan Ghazi Moumneh (Jerusalem In My Heart, Hotel2Tango studio, Asadun Alay label, etc.), a “spatial audio” listening experience and a role-playing video game. Over the past two years, Wake Island has seen the universe of the album Born to Leave grow, a collection of oriental synth pop released in 2021, now accompanied by a video game, centered on the themes of immigration and Arab identity. The result of close collaboration with a team of Lebanese creative minds in Montreal, this ambitious project is a pop work that has become multifaceted and experimental at the Centre PHI. On May 3, we’ll be treated to a live musical performance of the game’s soundtrack by Wake Island and Radwan Ghazi Moumneh, featuring a video installation by Giotto remixing the game’s 3D visuals. All week long at the Centre PHI, from May 1 to 7, you’ll also be able to discover and play the game in the Galerie 1 showcases, and visit the Habitat Sonore listening room for an exclusive look at the album’s spatial mix.

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