JERUSALEM IN MY HEART 'If He Dies, If If If If If If'
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Radwan Ghazi Moumneh returns with a second full-length album from his acclaimed JERUSALEM IN MY HEART project, conceived and recorded in his dual homes in Montreal and Beirut. Known for his production and engineering work with artists as diverse as Matana Roberts (all 3 chapters of her Coin Coin recordings to date), Aids Wolf, Ought, Eric Chenaux and Suuns. Moumneh has been firing on all cylinders over the past few years. He has brought JERUSALEM IN MY HEART to mesmerize live audiences in Canada, Europe and the Middle East since the release of his first album in 2013, following many years during which the project was strictly Montréal-based live/theatrical happening. While JERUSALEM IN MY HEART continues to expand to include a larger cast of players for select engagements and commissions, the group is currently an immersive and performative audio-visual duo at its core, with Moumneh responsible for all sound/composition and filmmaker Charles-André Coderre creating 16mm visuals and live projections/installations. Moumneh expands his compositional palette on 'If He Dies, If If If If If If', exploring new deconstructions and juxtapositions of both traditional and popular Arab musical currents, with an album that oscillates between powerfully emotive vocal tunes and instrumental works that primarily make use of Radwan's expressive acoustic playing on buzuk and zurna as a point of departure.