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We are very excited to announce the first release of TRANSMITTING VOICES, one of the selected projects for our Parallel Sphere grant, launched last June (2020).

In TRANSMITTING VOICES, Algerian and Swiss musicians jointly create new listening experiences from different voices and backgrounds for the next Polyfon Festival Basel. The first two tracks created in this project have been released on Bandcamp.

Polyfon Festival Basel stands for a surprising, cheerful line-up and an elaborate program raising awareness for ecology and diversity. For this year’s edition, the Festival invited the Basel-based artist Leila Moon and Réda Ehccker (El Moutanakil Projects) together with six other musicians (see details below) to collaboratively create new melodies and rhythms.

Within the restraints of 2020, the selected group of extraordinary musicians exchanged their approach to sound, persistently creating new music. The participants worked with electronic music, jazz as well as North-African music and composed two songs oscillating between popular music and soundscapes. The two first tracks of TRANSMITTING VOICES are now available on Bandcamp.

The release tour of Transmitting Voices will take place in various cities around Switzerland; Sion, Winterthur and Basel.

August 7th: Concert at Ferme Asile, Sion, Switzerland – organised by La Ferme Asile and Le Port Franc. More information here and here.

August 10th: Concert at the pre-opening of Winterthurer Musikfestwochen, Winterthur, Switzerland. More information here.

August 14th: Concert at Polyfon Festival Basel, Kaserne Basel, Switzerland. More information here.

Artists: Chakib Bouzidi, Anissa Cadelli aka Banditbandeau, Awatef Fettar aka Rula El Bahr, Sofiane Frendi, Leila Moon, Maalem Samade, Daniel Steiner


Anissa Cadelli, Awatef Fettar, Chakib Bouzidi, Daniel Steiner, Leila Moon, Maalem Samade, Sofiane Frendi

Voice: Awatef Fettar, Chakib Bouzidi, Leila Moon

Arrangement: Daniel Steiner, Chakib Bouzidi

Mixing: Daniel Steiner

In collaboration with: Réda Ehccker/El Moutanakil Project

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