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Jerusalem In My Heart stream their new album

September 2018

Daqa'iq Tudaiq is the Lebanese-Canadian audiovisual duo’s third full length release

Beirut born, Montreal based composer and producer Radwan Ghazi Moumneh continues his partnership with Canadian film maker Charles-André Coderre as Jerusalem In My Heart with a new album divided into two halves. One side of Daqa'iq Tudaiq, which translates as “minutes that bother/oppress/harass”, features a modern orchestral adaptation of the popular Egyptian classic “Ya Garat Al Wadi” by 20th century composer Mohammad Abdel Wahab. The second side builds on these themes and methods of decomposition and recomposition of tradition in four original solo tracks by Moumneh. In addition, Charles-André Coderre's album artwork re-photographs images found in the Arab Image Foundation and manipulates them with chemical treatments to create new visuals that have become synonymous with the sound of Jerusalem In My Heart.

“I have had a desire to experiment with an ensemble for a very long time,” says Moumneh by email. “I assembled the orchestra members for very specific reasons, with each member having a very important micro-role to play. I wanted to explore taking a classic popular piece and placing it firmly into my aesthetic, with all of my musical wrong-ness. Here, my ‘experimental’ is forced to live comfortably in the ‘traditional’, in a manner that makes sense to me. In essence, it is taking my title of the track “The Language Of Communicating Has Broke Down” to heart and literally making the piece break down, only to re-assemble it: dysfunction at its happiest.”

Daqa’iq Tudaiq is released by Constellation on 5 October. Jerusalem In My Heart begin an extensive tour on 3 October.


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