“A strangely haunting yet beautiful bouquet of nocturnal, electronic blooms ranging from poignant ambient vignettes to chamber-like pop, from Brooklyn’s Faten Kanaan- a gifted musical story-teller”-Boomkat
Brooklyn-based composer and musical artist Faten Kanaan builds songs by live-looping them, without the use of samplers, sequencers, or arpeggiators.Cyclical patterns are central to her work, with the exploration of harmony and counterpoint as narrative tools. Sound & silence are used as intuitive gestures to tell a wordless story.
In live performances, a vocabulary of gestural kinesic choreography functions as an extension of the music, and in lieu of lyrics. A projected image is sometimes utilized to manipulate the space with architectural and natural elements. This subtly transforms the existing venue into a new setting for the story to unfold and journey to take place.
Inspired by cinematic forms and mythological/folkloric story structures: from sweeping landscapes and quiet romances, to patterned tensions and dream sequences; she focuses on bringing an earthy, visceral touch to electronic music. In symbiosis with technology is an appreciation for the vulnerability of human limitations and nuances.