Courtesy Raed Yassin

To complement Raed Yassin’s exhibition at Delfina Foundation The Best of Sammy Clark, Delfina Foundation resident Rayya Badran curates a series of events, performances and screenings which further explore the intersection between popular music, radio and writing.

Sonic Grounds aims to unpack some of the underlying topics and thoughts that emanate from Raed Yassin’s contextual work on music and video by expanding the discussion to a number of UK-based practitioners, with view to yield different interpretations and readings to sampling, popular culture and the politics of aurality. The series of talks also attempts to extrapolate experiences of listening between the cities of London and Beirut to seek potential moments of dissonance or resonance.


Video screening: Featuring Mahmoud Yassin
Wednesday 12 January, 18:00-20:00
Evening of screenings followed by a conversation between Raed Yassin and Rayya Badran

The Aural Contract Audio Archive Evening
Tuesday 1 February 2011, 19:00-20:30
Lawrence Abu Hamdan is a London-based artist and writer. He will present a live listening session, part of his ongoing and growing audio archive, in which the audience takes part in a listening experience that aims to unpack “the politics of sound and the conditions of voice”.
[Watch event recording]

Surface Noise: Hauntology and the Metaphysics of Crackle
Wednesday 9 February 2011, 19:00-20:30
Mark Fisher, famous blogger (k-punk), writer and theorist, will take us through this notion of hauntology in contemporary music and film.
[Watch event recording]

In partnership with

Bidoun and British Council