Jean Genet: PHAROAH CHROMIUM, Quatre heures à Chatila

Jean Genet: PHAROAH CHROMIUM, Quatre heures à Chatila
Author: Jean Genet
Publisher: SERPENT’S EGG,
Language: French
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Weight: 20 g
Binding: Softcover
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Availability: In stock
Price: €10.00
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Product Description

This 7” vinyl only release is a spoken word record with a sonic
background. The two tracks are also a continuation of what was
initially started with a previous release of Pharoah Chromium
named Gaza: an electro-acoustic collage that tried to capture the
intensity of the 2014 war waged in Palestine, a subjective record
with political content on historical events. In this case the focus is
on the massacres that took place in the refugee camps Sabra and
Shatila over the course of three days in September 1982, in Beirut,
Lebanon.
In an eerie twist of fate, one the most talented and subversive
writers of the 20th century happened to be visiting Beirut at the
time these gruelling events occured. He was one of the first
foreigners to enter the camps and witness the carnage. His text "4
hours in Shatila" is a minutious and poetic account of the war
crimes Genet’s eyes encountered and endured for 4 hours that day.
Read "4 hours in Shatila"
The chosen excerpts of the original French text are read by Elli
Medeiros, a singer well known for her legendary collaboration with
multi-instrumentalist and producer Jacno among many other
things, who had the kindness to accept lending her voice to the
powerful material.
These two tracks are part of an extensive project named “EROS +
MASSACRE” that can be heard here:
pharoahchromium.bandcamp.com/album/eros-massacre