Hassan Khan (b. 1975, lives and works in Cairo) is an artist, writer, and musician. His work frequently addresses the mediation of society upon the construction of identity and perceptions of the self through his use of image, text, installation, and sound. He has composed music for multiple theatrical productions and has widely performed his own pieces. He has also released the album, tabla dubb. Khan’s work has also been included in international group shows including the Istanbul Biennial and the Thessaloniki Biennale, as well as in solo shows such as at Gezira Art Center (Cairo) and Gasworks (London).
The Big One opening concert by Hassan Khan
Concert organized with R22 Art Radio and L’appartement 22
راديو الشقة 22 يقدم حسن خان مع أجدد انتاجاته الموسيقية الواحدة الكبيرة سهرة مع شعبي مصري معاصر و صوتيات إلكترونية 19/11/2009 19:00 R22 Art Radio presents Hassan Khan live in concert with his latest set The Big One new wave synth-shaabi and toneworks
See an extract of Hassan Khan’s concert at 100live electronic music festival 2009: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8M4...
At Palais Bahia, Hassan Khan performs his piece "The Big One." This set juxtapozes original, hardcore, synth-based, experimental shaabi workouts with delicately wrought tonal compositions. All live instrumentals were generated in a series of late-night recording sessions with shaabi musicians and arrangers. For one central track in the introduction of the piece, Khan asked a professional popular singer,usually a performer at weddings, to scream and sing anything, imagining himself in the presence of a deaf audience; the singer is pushed to hysteric screams, screaming unintelligible words.