Jerusalem In My Heart (JIMH)

NEWS


BIO

Jerusalem In My Heart (JIMH) has been a live audio-visual happening since 2005, with Montréal-based producer and musician Radwan Ghazi Moumneh at its core. Moumneh is a Lebanese national who has spent a large part of his adult life in Canada and has been a fixture of the Montréal independent music community from his early days as guitarist in various notable 90s bands to his tireless activity as a sound engineer and producer over the last decade. Moumneh is also active in the Beirut and Lebanese experimental music scenes, where he spends a few months every year.

With performances occurring 1-3 times per year, no two Jerusalem In My Heart events have ever been the same: configurations have ranged from 2 to 24 participants, with varying degrees of theatrical stage action alongside a film/video component. Moumneh’s vocals and purposefully blown-out sonic sensibility have been the consistent thread, but the music of JIMH has never repeated itself either – one of the reasons Moumneh has resisted any official documentation or definitive recording of the project over the past eight years. At long last, in 2012 Moumneh cleared time and mental space to record a song cycle that cements the foundations of JIMH as an intensely vocal-driven musical project. JIMH has always been an immersive sonic and visual live experience; on the musical side, an evolving effort to forge a modern experimental Arabic music that weds melismatic singing in classical Arabic modes to electronic compositions with a punk-rock production sensibility. Mo7it Al-Mo7it captures and conveys all of this, while emphasising the intimacy and narrative pace that focused, intentional studio recording allows. The result is a unique and profoundly emotive album of contemporary Arabic music, a stunningly subtle first record for a musical project that resisted documentation or any sort of fixity for so many years. Moumneh’s voice has become a powerfully authentic instrument and his production techniques – applying distortion, space echo and delay to varying degrees – lend a timeless intensity to the recording. Saturated synths and the overdriven signals of Moumneh’s acoustic playing on buzuk and zurna reinforce the reigning sensibility, providing bracing counterpoint to the vocals and lovely, searching instrumental narratives in their own right.

Jerusalem In My Heart currently exists around the core of Radwan Ghazi Moumneh carrying musical duties and Erin Weisgerber projecting hand-made visuals using analog 16mm film & 35mm slides on multiple site-specific screen installations.

LINE-UP
Radwan Ghazi : voice, modular, synths, bouzouki
Erin Weisgerber : visuals (analog 16 mm films)


LINKS


PRESS


CONTACT

Booking France : jullian.muraillesmusic[at]gmail.com

DISCOGRAPHIE

  • Daqa’iq Tudaiq

    Constellation Records2018
    LP / CD / Digital
  • If He Dies, If If If If If If

    Constellation Records2015
    LP / CD / Digital
  • Suuns + Jerusalem In My Heart

    Secretly Canadian2015
    LP / CD / Digital
  • Mo7it Al-Mo7it

    Constellation Records2012
    Digital

Past shows

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  • DateCountryCityVenuewith 
  • 21/11/2020FranceDijon (21) La Vapeur (ANNULÉ)Lucrecia Daltinfos event
  • 18/11/2020FranceBordeaux (33)I.BOAT (ANNULÉ)Lucrecia Daltinfos event
  • 18/03/2020FranceDijon (21)La Vapeur (ANNULÉ)Lucrecia Daltinfos event
  • 17/03/2020FranceBordeaux (33)I.BOAT - (ANNULÉ)Lucrecia Daltinfos event
  • 12/03/2020EspagneOviedo (ES)Lata de ZincLucrecia Dalt event
  • 11/03/2020FrancePoitiers (86)Planétarium du Lieu MultipleLucrecia Daltinfos event
  • 10/03/2020FrancePantin (93)Festival Sonic Protest & festival Banlieues Bleues - la DynamoLucrecia Daltinfos event
  • 04/06/2019BelgiqueBruxelles (BE)Ancienne Belgique - ABinfos event
  • 03/06/2019FranceLilleBulle Café / Maison Folie MoulinsTemps Calmeinfos event
  • 02/06/2019AllemagneBamberg (DE)Lichtspiel Kino & Odeon Kinoinfos event
  • 01/06/2019SuisseKriens (CH)Südpolinfos event
  • 31/05/2019FranceLyonFestival Nuits Sonores / H7La Colonie de Vacances, Tapaninfos event
  • 30/05/2019SuisseGenève (CH)La Reliureinfos event
  • 29/05/2019SuisseBulle (CH)Ebullitioninfos event
  • 28/05/2019FranceToulouseDAdainfos event
  • 27/05/2019FranceSaintes (17)Dans l'Oeil du Siloinfos event
  • 26/05/2019FranceNantesFestival WNWH / StereoluxFlotation Toy Warning, Tropical Fuck Storm, Von Pariahsinfos event
  • 24/05/2019SuissePully (CH)Festival Sound Sound / Cinema CityClub Les Chats Persans de Bahman Gobadhi (projection)infos event
  • 23/05/2019Pays-BasRotterdamWORM (NL)Marta de Pascalisinfos event
  • 28/01/2019SuisseLausanne (CH)Le Bourg Aaron Moore & Erik K Skodvininfos event
  • 27/01/2019FranceNancyGalerie My Monkeyinfos
  • 26/01/2019FranceSaint OuenFestival MOFO - Mains d'OeuvresLouder Than Death, Strasbourginfos event
  • 14/11/2018FranceParisPetit BainGood Luck In Death, Florian Abou Yehiainfos event

NEWS

BIO

Jerusalem In My Heart (JIMH) has been a live audio-visual happening since 2005, with Montréal-based producer and musician Radwan Ghazi Moumneh at its core. Moumneh is a Lebanese national who has spent a large part of his adult life in Canada and has been a fixture of the Montréal independent music community from his early days as guitarist in various notable 90s bands to his tireless activity as a sound engineer and producer over the last decade. Moumneh is also active in the Beirut and Lebanese experimental music scenes, where he spends a few months every year.

With performances occurring 1-3 times per year, no two Jerusalem In My Heart events have ever been the same: configurations have ranged from 2 to 24 participants, with varying degrees of theatrical stage action alongside a film/video component. Moumneh’s vocals and purposefully blown-out sonic sensibility have been the consistent thread, but the music of JIMH has never repeated itself either – one of the reasons Moumneh has resisted any official documentation or definitive recording of the project over the past eight years. At long last, in 2012 Moumneh cleared time and mental space to record a song cycle that cements the foundations of JIMH as an intensely vocal-driven musical project. JIMH has always been an immersive sonic and visual live experience; on the musical side, an evolving effort to forge a modern experimental Arabic music that weds melismatic singing in classical Arabic modes to electronic compositions with a punk-rock production sensibility. Mo7it Al-Mo7it captures and conveys all of this, while emphasising the intimacy and narrative pace that focused, intentional studio recording allows. The result is a unique and profoundly emotive album of contemporary Arabic music, a stunningly subtle first record for a musical project that resisted documentation or any sort of fixity for so many years. Moumneh’s voice has become a powerfully authentic instrument and his production techniques – applying distortion, space echo and delay to varying degrees – lend a timeless intensity to the recording. Saturated synths and the overdriven signals of Moumneh’s acoustic playing on buzuk and zurna reinforce the reigning sensibility, providing bracing counterpoint to the vocals and lovely, searching instrumental narratives in their own right.

Jerusalem In My Heart currently exists around the core of Radwan Ghazi Moumneh carrying musical duties and Erin Weisgerber projecting hand-made visuals using analog 16mm film & 35mm slides on multiple site-specific screen installations.

LINE-UP
Radwan Ghazi : voice, modular, synths, bouzouki
Erin Weisgerber : visuals (analog 16 mm films)

LINKS

PRESS

DISCOGRAPHIE

  • Daqa’iq Tudaiq

    Constellation Records2018
    LP / CD / Digital
  • If He Dies, If If If If If If

    Constellation Records2015
    LP / CD / Digital
  • Suuns + Jerusalem In My Heart

    Secretly Canadian2015
    LP / CD / Digital
  • Mo7it Al-Mo7it

    Constellation Records2012
    Digital

CONTACT

Booking France : jullian.muraillesmusic[at]gmail.com