Rabih Beaini aka Morphosis
Live + DJ
Morphosis has been on the musical scene since 1990 selecting and playing music in clubs and on radio since the age of 14. In 1996 he moved to Italy and had the chance to improve his studio production skills. After many releases under other aliases, he started his own imprint Morphine Records in 2005, releasing the first ep on it, “Hunting”.
He is a lone voice in electronic music. Few people thread as challenging and intriguing live shows as him, where dark wave, krautrock, post everything and techno all sit together in haunted hardware harmony. His own Morphine label is just as sonically unpredictable, so too his own cultured remixes or stunning long players such as the immediately timeless and standout ouvre that was 'What We Have Learned'. Unfamiliar and unmissable, his productions sound as live and alive as anything he does in the club, truly making him in a class of one.
2011's What Have We Learned was an entry point for many listeners, but there's always been much more to Beaini than improvised techno. His upbringing in Lebanon set off a passion for music that crosses borders, be they stylistic, cultural or geographical.
His idea has been to "free" his techno tracks, creating a framework and then letting loose with raw, improvised electronics. It was in this spirit that he recorded his excellent album for Delsin, What Have We Learned, alongside 12-inches for labels like Honest Jons, M>O>S Recordings and his own Morphine Records, the label that for the last ten years has been a platform for Beaini's roaming ear.
Releases from artists like Hieroglyphic Being, Madteo, Container and Metasplice have aligned with Beaini's uncompromising attitude, and in 2013 he struck gold with a series of retrospective records that featured the work of Charles Cohen, an overlooked force in modular synthesis.
Rabih has a multi-pronged collaboration with Donato Dozzy. Contemporary art fiends may have been the first to catch wind that the two were teaming up: they have an audio installation in the Venice Biennial. While working on that project, the pair had the idea to keep the collaboration going, bringing it into a context that may be more familiar to their regular fans, playing a series of back-to-back DJ gigs under the name Dozzy/Beaini in Amsterdam and Paris and London's fabric.
Beaini helped curate CTM festival which has "new geographies" theme rang true with his perspective, and led to a relationship with celebrated film maker Vincent Moon—they now perform together as an audio-visual duo. But despite his experimental leanings, Beaini's heart is still in the dance, as he told Mark Smith in this recent conversation in Berlin. He's repeatedly invited at many well known festivals like CTM festival, Unsound, Dekmantel Selectors, Red Bull Music Festival, Organik festival...
Rabih Beaini早期以Morphosis为化名演出和发行, 并创立变幻莫测的音乐厂牌Morphine Records。他是电子音乐界中独一无二的声音, 很少有人像他这样, 如此具备挑战性却又引人入胜: 无论是Dark Wave 、Krautrock亦或是Techno...
他的音乐先锋独特, 不但是一位出色的live表演者，也是一位技术精湛纯熟的DJ, 涉足各种不同类型的音乐。各方面所显现的优秀品质使他成为各大音乐节最受欢迎的邀请嘉宾之一: CTM festival, Unsound, Dekmantel Selectors, Red Bull Music Festival, Organik festival... 他的名字反反复复出现在这些以阵容品质制胜的知名音乐节上。
Rabih自90年代以来就一直在underground场景发挥着自己的一份热量, 难以想象他刚开始在俱乐部和radio演出的时候年仅14岁。即便已经DJ了20余年，他依旧乐此不疲, 甚至感到现在的一切都更令人兴奋: 随着更多的探索, 他发现越来越多的世界, 不同的地方向他敞开大门... 可想而知, 他对音乐的收藏会有多广袤, 对音乐的解读会有多深刻, 几乎可以从他音乐中感受他20多年里, 音乐伴随他所体验世界的沿途经历。
1996年, 移居意大利的Rabih找到了合适的机会可以在工作室里学习磨砺制作。在用不同化名发行了一些作品后, 他于2005年成立了Morphine Records, 发行了该厂牌的首张EP《Hunting》。那个时候, 很少有人的可以像他这般，富有想像力、捕捉细腻情感。
2011年他在Delsin发行了一张品质优良的专辑《What Have We Learned》, 被誉为当年最佳专辑之一。也正是这张专辑吸引了越来越多的关注。但Morphine Records作为个人自有厂牌始终是他十多年来的主要阵地，曾为Container、Madteo、Hieroglyphic Being和Metasplice等优秀音乐人发行作品。
Rabih曾在意大利威尼斯经营俱乐部Elefante Rosso。俱乐部以其强大阵容、派对、唱片发行与研讨会而闻名, 他自己的演出足迹也早已踏遍世界知名俱乐部。2013年, 他和意大利制作人Donato Dozzy在一次威尼斯 Venice Biennial的艺术活动上, 因为一次声音装置上的成功携手, 他们决定将合作持续经营下去，双人组Dozzy/Beaini由此诞生, 后期一起发行并以B2B(背靠背)形式巡演。
独具开创性的先锋音音乐节CTM是Rabih作为主创参与制作的音乐节项目之一。2016年的CTM 音乐节上, 他和著名的电影艺术家Vincent Moon以双人组的形式共同呈现了一场视听盛宴。Rabih不断探索, 努力践行实验音乐, 试图打开音乐的边界的同时仍心怀舞池, 营造最佳气氛。坚持做更好的, 也是最特別的，Rabih Beaini就是要带你进入Techno的新境界... 4月30日, 他将带来 live + DJ 的双重惊喜体验！