Saturday 7 July 07:00pm


Kinan Azmeh and Erdem Helvacioglu

6pm doors • 7pm show


The abuse of power, whether political or religious, to oppress societies has a long history. In their new work DICTATORIALS, the legendary Syrian clarinetist Kinan Azmeh and electronic musician Erdem Helvacioglu depict with bone-chilling precision the different ambiences and moods of a society under oppression.

Through processed sounds of electric guitar, clarinet and live performance, Azmeh and Helvacioglu create a sonic atmosphere that depicts this society through time, its evolution from the first days of oppression, and its last days of resistance.