Faten Kanaan

Saturday 3:35–4:20 Blue Stage

Brooklyn-based Faten Kanaan uses synthesizers to slowly build songs that are inspired by cinematic forms: from sweeping landscapes and quiet love stories, to the patterned tension of 1970s horror film soundtracks. Kanaan focuses on bringing a human touch to electronic music that highlights the limitations and relationships between man, nature, and machine: the drifting of time, the dystopian grittiness, and the bittersweet but hopeful sense of nostalgia.

Cyclical patterns are central to her most recents compositions: exploring harmony and counterpoint as they ebb & are reincarnated. Loosely inspired by medieval canons/rounds and Baroque structures, the music hovers between ambient/electronic experimentations and semi-classical traditions.