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Qow, Asifeh, Inou Ki Endo + Listening Session X

18-20 Listening Session X

20-23 Live-Shows & Dj-Set

(both free entry)

QOW live

Qow aka Omar El Sadek is an audiovisual artist// Cairo-born. Prague based/// specialising in sound design, painting and animating visuals. He collaborated with artists such as Drew Mcdowall, ZULI, MSYLMA and Pollution Opera Omar was selected on the roster of Shape+ Platform for 2022/2023 and is part of the Glory Affairs collective in Prague. His latest album, El Mosameh Sherine, was released on the cairene label, “irsh”, and his visual works have been previously exhibited or performed at audiovisual festivals such as Unsound Festival 2019, Rewire Festival 2022 and Le Guess Who 2023.



Asifeh (also known as Stormtrap) is a producer/rapper based between Vienna and Ramallah. His music consists of rap vocals, sampled material, and original compositions using modern and abandoned technologies. He is co-founder of the former Ramallah Underground collective, who laid the foundations for a booming underground music scene in Palestine, active during the years 2003 – 2009.  Asifeh is 1/3 of the AIWA Collective, who organized a series of hip hop events in Berlin. He is also co-founder of the NOISE&BEATS collective, who organized experimental music events and workshops in Vienna. Asifeh has released four solo albums “Iradeh” (2012), “Datura” (2017), “Makhazen Bukra” (Well Gedacht – 2020) and “Tasalul” (Ghost Dance Tapes – 2022). In addition to those albums, Asifeh self-released two experimental synth-based projects in 2020 on his Bandcamp, “Hideout” and “2003”. He has performed around the world in different cities such as Paris, Berlin, Brussels, Barcelona, Brussels, Melbourne, Beirut, Amman, London, Ramallah, Istanbul, Rome, and many more. He regularly releases singles on his SoundCloud page, which includes collaborations with local and international artists (such as Akhenaton, Grup Ses Beats, Ethnique Punch, She3rap to name a few).



Inou Ki Endo’s preference lies in infernal and cerebral sounds, obscure dilettantes and professional borderliners beyond the musical mainstream. Shilla Strelka hosts concerts in Vienna under the name Struma+Iodine, curates the Unsafe+Sounds Festival, is part of the Elevate Festival team of curators and active as a music journalist for various magazines. As Inou Ki Endo, she is filtering communal sounds and rhythms from the past and the present, drawing from techno, industrial, ambient and noise.


Read the statement on Sonic Agency here



Guests: Isabella Forciniti, Aki Traar

Open discussion moderated by Kristina Pia Hofer, Samo Zeichen & Shilla Strelka

* All contributions released via our Website & Soundcloud


His compositions are multilayered narratives populated by an ensemble of sonic entities, some smug, some shy, some agitators, others ready to surrender. Often there’s a tragic-comical touch, like a cartoon version of what could be a requiem from a dream (or just as much a fertility dance from another dimension). Recent works include the cycle Traditional Music Of Notional Species released across two volumes on PAN, and a multi-part work called Based On A True Story that derives scores from historical occurrences in a sort of ‘sonic staging’. He has been commissioned by New York-based ensemble Alarm Will Sound, Berlin string ensemble Kaleidoskop and leading German theatre company Berliner Ensemble. Rashad is mainly active as a solo artist but finds himself in a series of permanent collaborations alongside Eli Keszler, Moritz von Oswald and as a member of the formation Moleglove. Other and more sporadic collaborators have been Okkyung Lee, Andre Vida, Ashley Paul, and Valerio Tricoli.



Farzané is a musician, researcher, and sound artist based in the Netherlands. Interested in experimental approaches to sound, science, and technology, she explores various disciplines such as electroacoustic music composition, computer science, and linguistics. As tools in her artistic practice, she uses creative coding, field recording, live electronics, as well as acoustic and programmable instruments. Her recent pieces investigate complex systems, natural algorithms, and human-machine interaction. Farzané composes for live performances, interactive installations, films, VR and multi-sensory experiences. The focus of her current research is on artificial intelligence methods in the framework of free improvisation in electroacoustic music.



Isabella Forciniti is a Vienna based sound artist from Italy. Her work maneuvers within tensions evoked by the substantial aspects of sound and improvised music. Her intention is to explore deliberate states of sounds through examining relationships among interwoven sound surroundings, informal practice as well as their intrinsic abilities. She holds a degree in communication sciences focused on sociology and multimedia. In 2019 she finished the university program Computer Music and Electronic Media (ELAK) at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. Currently she studies computer music and composition at the Anton Bruckner Private University and Postdigital Lutherie at the University of Art and Design Linz (AT) focussing on digital music performance, improvised music and tangible interaction design.



Aki Traar is a producer and sound designer from Vienna. His productions seamlessly merge genre features of post-club, industrial and hip-hop, with a strong focus on sound design, using the personal computer as a limitless musical instrument. The fast-paced digital world and internet culture as well as local influences and mythical stories inform and shape his musical worlds.