Ohm Hourani (CA)

Four years ago, skilled sound engineer Ohm Hourani moved from Jordan to Montréal, heeding a strong calling to pursue electronic music production. After cutting his teeth at a number of famed Middle Eastern electronic haunts (Beirut’s B018 chief among these), Hourani brought his traditional tech-house practice to North American shores, rapidly garnering a massive fan base and support from local institutions such as Stereo. His worldly, groovy minimalism has found a home on labels such as Bad Pony Records, Microzoo and Mile End Records. His latest project I-ON is a sumptuous aural expedition that casts eyes and ears on culturally significant folkloric music samples from across the globe – a soul-striking Om chant (India), an ancient Oud recording (Morocco) or a remix of Latin jazz great Rubén Blades (Panama), to name but a few. Woven together with Hourani’s seamless engineering and trademark minimalism, I-ON will be presented at EM15 alongside a far-reaching storyboard of vibrant images that take us to the geographical origins of showcased sounds.

EXPÉRIENCE 1
MUTEK 2014, montreal

Esplanade de la Place des Arts 29/05/2014

Four years ago, skilled sound engineer Ohm Hourani moved from Jordan to Montréal, heeding a strong calling to pursue electronic music production. After cutting his teeth at a number of famed Middle Eastern electronic haunts (Beirut’s B018 chief among these), Hourani brought his traditional tech-house practice to North American shores, rapidly garnering a massive fan base and support from local institutions such as Stereo. His worldly, groovy minimalism has found a home on labels such as Bad Pony Records, Microzoo and Mile End Records. His latest project I-ON is a sumptuous aural expedition that casts eyes and ears on culturally significant folkloric music samples from across the globe – a soul-striking Om chant (India), an ancient Oud recording (Morocco) or a remix of Latin jazz great Rubén Blades (Panama), to name but a few. Woven together with Hourani’s seamless engineering and trademark minimalism, I-ON will be presented at EM15 alongside a far-reaching storyboard of vibrant images that take us to the geographical origins of showcased sounds.

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