Jad Atoui is a Beirut-based sound artist and improviser whose work spans through live performance, compositions, installations, and workshops. He composes and performs electronic and electro-acoustic music. Atoui has performed and worked with musicians like John Zorn, Pauline Oliveros, Laurie Anderson, Chuck Bettis, Tarek Atoui, Sharif Sehnaoui, & Anthony Sahyoun.
He has also given and co-directed workshops at Marfa Sounding, Ashkal Alwan & Beirut Synth Center. Commissioned work folio includes residencies at The Stone (NYC), The National Sawdust (NYC), Beirut Art Center, Arab Image foundation & The Sharjah art foundation. In 2015, Atoui spearheaded the “Biosonics” project in collaboration with scientist Ivan Marazzi in order to incorporate bio-sonification of behaviors as compositional tools. The project was later published in John Zorn’s Arcana Book Vol. XVIII and premiered at The National Sawdust as part of The Stone’s commissioning series. Jad’s currently working with musician Anthony Sahyoun on their Duo NP. They released their first album “Lattices” under Ruptured Label. Recent musical ventures also include joining Kinematik’s Ensemble 1 release “Al ~Jadi”