In this presentation of my research-creation’s work in progress, I propose a reflection on how oral history performance can establish dialogues between music and testimony and between testimony and self-narrative by seeking reconciliation through a shared memory of violence in Lebanon.
Jad Orphée Chami is a Canadian-Lebanese composer, performer and multidisciplinary artist based in Paris that has notably worked on the original soundtrack of the feature film Antigone by Sophie Deraspe, awarded Best Canadian Feature Film at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and chosen as Canada’s official selection for the 92nd Oscars.
A recent BFA in Music graduate with distinction from Concordia University, he is furthering his interest in research-creation which he is presently working on in Paris at the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences under the supervision of Dr. Clément Canonne (IRCAM) on the question of memory and the role of music in the performance of testimonies in the context of oral history performance. He is currently working on the oral histories of the families of the disappeared during the Lebanese civil war. He is also interested in the cross-cutting issues of art and its aesthetics/ethics contemporary conflicts.
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