Zeynep Ayşe Hatipoğlu is a cello player and composer based in Istanbul. As a composer and performer, she is collaborating with musicians and artists from other disciplines, mostly involved in improvisation practices. Ayşe is an active member of SAVT and Klank. ist ensembles.
Nour Sokhon is a Lebanese artist/sound designer/ filmmaker based in Beirut, Lebanon, her creative explorations have been in the form of sound performances, interactive installations, and moving images.
In 2014, she achieved an undergraduate degree in Fine Arts from AUD, and in 2017 she culminated a large-scale Masters project; a documentary entitled “People on Sound”, during her time at the GSA in the UK. In 2019, she received the Emerging Artist Prize at the Sursock Museum, for a moving image piece entitled “Revisiting: Hold Your Breath”, and has recently been awarded the Braunschweig Project Sound Art 2020 scholarship.
Yara Mekawei is a Cairo-based electronic music composer and sound artist. A prolific artist and scholar, Mekawei‘s sonic bricolages draw inspiration from the flow of urban centers and the infrastructure of cities. Interested in the philosophy of architecture, history, and literature. Mekawei used the optical transfer from the musical conversation and transferred the sound waves to visual forms. Her work is based on sound as a tool of vision, and the philosophy of composition is shaped by sophisticated practices that convey messages of conceptual dimension to the public. Mekawei uses the research literature specializing in social ideologies in her concepts. She follows her projects through a research point of uniting between work and the other, whose work shows an intangible aspect of her personality, and being feminine in an East African society.