Jerusalem In My Heart is the project of Radwan Ghazi Moumneh, a Montréal-based producer and musician. His family fled Lebanon’s civil war for the Sultanate of Oman, where he grew up, moving to Montreal in 1993.
Alongside his haunting electronics and electroacoustics, Radwan works with Montréal-based filmmaker Erin Weisgerber to forge his modern experimental Arabic music with analog film using hand-made processes and live projection techniques.
Using Arabic song traditions with modern deployments of modular synthesis and electronics, Jerusalem In My Heart has released three acclaimed albums on Montréal experimental label Constellation in the past decade. Melded with Radwan’s buzuk-playing, Arabic lyric-writing and melismatic singing, Erin manipulates the properties of 16mm film to expand the materiality and narrative scope of the music.
AS PART OF SUPERSONIC FESTIVAL
Birmingham 2022 Festival presents: Jerusalem In My Heart
Generously supported by Canada Council for the Arts and The Canadian High Commission.